So what's my little dark secret? Prepare yourself. It's not going to be pretty. It's actually very un-American. Are you ready? I... (deep breath) hate.... gingham. Yep, I said it. I hate gingham. I don't what it is, but there's just something about this pattern that totally makes me want to stick my tongue down my throat and yack all over it. Seriously.
What's even more ironic is gingham seems to be gaining popularity - at least in the paper crafting community. More and more submissions are dripping in bloody gingham. It's on paper, it's on ribbon, it's even on brads. My sweet brads! What has the world come to my friends?!
Well, I'll tell you. It all started with my monthly card group (may you rest in peace). We hadn't met in several months, so when it came for our final card swap, I owed three cards. Three cards x 10. You got it - 30 total. And it didn't help that I literally sat down to create said cards the night before. This is where I fell off the "I hate gingham wagon."
It was approaching 3 a.m. I was down to my last card. I knew I wanted to use this adorable cowgirl stamp. I kept pairing it with different patterned papers, but nothing seemed to click... until I tried it with the dreaded red/white gingham. And while I'm still not sure HOW gingham appeared in my stash, it actually saved my butt, so for that, I'm grateful!Here's the final gingham masterpiece. While I won't be endorsing it anytime soon, perhaps I can at least keep my lunch down at our next submissions judging meeting.