Gingham Tablecloth Card

This week’s theme at my favourite ProMarker challenge site, Passion for ProMarkers, is ‘gingham’ [Week 108]. I decided to make my own gingham paper, and it sort of developed from there. It was particularly timely to have available the free gift stamps from Quick Cards this month, the ‘Time for Tea’ stamp collection by Beth Gunnell. I replicated their colour scheme as my head’s a bit fuzzy at the moment, but the card design is all mine.

UPDATE: I was in the top five for the challenge 🙂

Pens used:
Greens: Pastel Green/Soft Green/Mint Green
Pinks: Pastel Pink/Cocktail Pink/Salmon Pink/Carmine
Browns: Tan/Cocoa/Burnt Umber
Shading: Almond/Warm Grey 1

Construction notes:
The card is a DL tall card, turned to landscape and then cut to A6 width. I then sketched the table cloth edge and table legs, ensuring I added the corner folds. I then cut out the shape, taking about 2cm from the top corners. The items on the table are printed and coloured separately, and then cut out. The base of each is stuck down with double-sided tape while the top part is on foam pads to get depth. The front corner of the table is scored and folded to give even more depth. The gingham vertical lines are meant to follow perspective rules, narrowing toward the back of the table. The horizontal lines should also be narrower the further back you go.

The table legs show the benefits of getting hold of an ultra-fine nib for your ProMarker – it was ideal for drawing the woodgrain effect on.

9 thoughts on “Gingham Tablecloth Card

  1. Hi Neil, I apologise for the lateness of my comment but I just had to tell you how amazing your table card is! Such an original shape and it looks so realistic (I’m glad you showed the sideways pic too just to prove it really is a card)!! Great job and thank you for sharing it with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  2. Hi Neil,

    I have just seen you have placed in the Top 5 at Passion For Promarkers and just wanted to say Congratulations and this is a really clever and effective card. I was looking at the picture on PFP and couldn’t see how it was constructed so glad I popped over here.

    Love Mandy xxx

    • Hi Mandy – thanks for your feedback, much appreciated… I thought the side view would help others see how I put it together! I’m really pleased to have got top 5 🙂

  3. OOhh! Good job you added the side view as I just kept thinking that this cannot be a card!! And well done on the top 5!

  4. Congratulations on your win. I just had to come on over to see how you made such an amazing and creative card. Hugs Christine x

  5. Love this, had to pop over and see it for ‘real’! Must use those stamps they really look good on your table!
    (Lyn)

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