Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Yee haw - it's a new backgrounder!

Backgrounders were one of the things that first drew me to Cornish Heritage Farms and I now have, ahem, a few of them! Fine Gingham is releasing today and it's such a classic pattern I can see this one being used quite a bit.

I did a baby design and a country cherry design first and then decided to see if I could make it fit Nikki's masculine card challenge and this week's DCM (also a masculine theme). I thought a western shirt theme might be fun!

The pocket flap is cut by threading a strip of card through a Nestie so that it only cuts one end (just reverse the machine once the rollers have reached the end of where you want to cut so you don't end up with an impression of the rest of the die on your cardstock). The little finial stamp from the For the Men set proved to be a perfect shape to make the little "embroidered" flourishes to fit with the die cut outline.

I used a pearl snap pulled from an old shirt to give it an authentic-looking finish.

The flap lifts up and there's an insert to write on, with a little pop of colour for the greeting that's stamped on there.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Fine Gingham backgrounder
For the Men (Rummage Bin line)

Smooth white, Epic Laid Black (Prism Papers)

Stazon by Tsukineko (Jet Black)
Versamark by Tsukineko
Versafine by Tsukineko (Satin Red)

Sewing machine and thread
Labels 4 Nestabilities by Spellbinder
Corner rounder punch
White embossing powder
Pearl snap (from an old shirt)

Thanks for visiting today, hope you enjoyed the card!


Kaz said...

That's brilliant Joanne. Such a clever idea.

Beth said...

This is definately a "Yee Haw" card Joanne. Love the western style pocket and the black is very striking. Great idea to use the pearl snap too, I love it all. XX

Adele said...

Great card Joanne-love the pocket idea. Perfect for the DewDrop Challenge, thank you for playing along!

love Dingle.xx

SueH said...

I see you’re keeping busy Joanne!

I love what you’ve done with that new background stamp and the card you’ve made looks great.
I can see you getting lots of use out of it. (the stamp, not the card. Lol!)

Darlene said...

Wow ... this is so clever Joanne!! I can always look to you for some great, unique ideas!! You never disappoint me!! TFS

Rika said...

Great project!

Janice said...

Great job of stamping with that backgrounder Joanne. I doubt if it would ever look that good if I did it!

LOUISE said...

Lovely card Joanne, love the pocket style, and the black and white check. Louise x

Traceyr said...

wow I love this card so ingenious. Welldone.

Love the stamp too. :)

Kathy said...

Fab stuff Joanne - that gingham effect is really wonderful