Monday, July 29, 2013

"Fifties Girl" in Red Gingham Birthday Card

Hi Dreamers!
 I am back today continuing the girlie cards here in Dreamland.  And, this is the second project I made with the new stamp from Lost Coast Designs --50's Girl.  (See the first project here.)  This time I used a red and brown color scheme and added lots of fun red gingham ribbon--very Fifties!!

Stamps: 50's Girl, Rulers Background, and Party Words Set  all from Lost Coast Designs
Inks: Red Pepper Adirondack, Coffee Archival
Distress Inks: Aged Mahogany and Pumice Stone
CS: Backed Brown Sugar and Cream from Stampin' Up; Textured Wine; Black
Red Gingham ribbon
Brown Satin Ribbon
Needle and Thread


  • Make a card from the Textured wine CS and layer with Baked Brown Sugar CS
  • On Baked Brown Sugar (Kraft) CS, stamp the Rulers Background with Red Pepper ink and distress with the distress inks.
  • Stamp 50's Girl on Cream CS with Coffee ink
  • Add a little bit of Aged Mahogany Distress ink to the dress.
  • Add a strip of Black CS and the brown ribbon to make a "shelf" for the girl to sit on

  • Stamp the sentiment and layer with wine CS--add to card
  • Tie a bow with the red gingham ribbon leaving very long tails.  
  • Gather the tails by running stitches along the top edge of each tail --pull the thread to gather.
  • Add a piece of the brown ribbon tied around the gingham bow

  • Make a ruffle for the bottom of the card by stitching along the top edge of a strip of ribbon.
  • Pull the stitches to gather the ribbon and glue to card --Looks like she is sitting on a ruffled sofa-Doesn't it??!!

The red gingham really reminds me of the fifties.  And, I think it matches the 50's Girl's dress.  LOL.   This makes a great birthday card too.  Wouldn't it be cute to wrap a small gift in gingham fabric??!!  And tie with the ribbon.  Yes, that would be cute.  

********Challenges for my Gingham 50's Girl:
Artistic Inspiration: celebrations
Craftin Desert Diva: birthday
Creative Creations: anything goes
Eureka Stamps: anything goes
Allsorts: Kraft

I do have a few more girlie cards to share with you.  So, I will be back soon with something all pretty and in soft colors.......  Hope you are having a great day!!  Love ya.


  1. Oh, I love her in her checked skirt, and the gingham ribbon is just perfect!
    Alison x

  2. LOVE your vintage looking card!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  3. cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Creations Challenges with our 'Anything Goes' challenge! Good Luck, remember you can enter upto three times and we have a DT call :) Hope to see you again soon xxx

  4. The image and background have such a great retro feel to them, and I love the rustic look of the beautifully arranged ribbon. I really like this design!

  5. Great card, great design, thanks for joining us at allsorts,xxx

  6. Great card, thanks for joining us at Creative Creations Challenges this week
    Kate xxx
    CCC DT

  7. What a lovely vintage creation! Thank you so much for playing along in our challenge at Allsorts and good luck!

  8. Love the vintage look of your card Karen. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Kraft It challenge this week x

  9. Love that vintage look! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Birthday“ Linky Party. New Linky Party
    starts Monday hope you will join us again!!

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  10. Thank you so much for entering your work into the artistic blog challenge. Really love the look to your card and the texture and colours are beautiful.Good luck Tina-Maree DT

  11. Red & brown is a great combo! Love the 50's vibe and that gingham ribbon - LOVE IT! Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week!

  12. Such a beautiful card and image, love the pretty colors. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie xx


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