Friday 5 October 2018

Gingham, Tartan or Plaid?

Do you know the difference between Gingham, Tartan or Plaid?

I have learnt that Gingham consists of one colour (on a background), where the others use multiple colours. I found a useful website HERE which explains it.  I have to say I do love Gingham designs - they remind me of summer tablecloths, jars of jam and all things home-made.

So it was not difficult for me to choose this background stamp when it became available in the new Stampin' Up! annual catalogue. It's called Buffalo Check and is available in wood or clear mount format.

Officially, Buffalo Check is "large blocks formed by the intersection of two different colour yarns, typically red and black" (source

I chose the Buffalo Check stamp for our coffee and card designs as it is so versatile, and you can use almost any colour combinations with it. Here are some designs I made this week:

Some as you can see are single colour + white (Gingham) and the others are tartans.

This is a single background stamp, with the addition of ribbon or baker's twine and a punched out sentiment to match. I think my favourite of the above samples is probably Garden Green and Real Red Christmas card, followed by the traditional red/white gingham. 

I used our 1/2" circle punch to make the little cut outs on either side for the twine/ribbon to slot into. All of the above were made with our Whisper White notecards and envelopes which are currently on offer until 7th October at £5.40 for 20 cards + 20 envelopes.

Here are just a few of the designs made by some of our attendees at coffee and card:

 So versatile - why not treat yourself to this stamp soon?

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