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Friday, November 28, 2014

Make It Monday # 190: Stamping Plaid Backgrounds

I haven't played along with Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday for a while; sometimes I don't have the right supplies, sometimes I just over think the process and then I don't have enough time to create a project!!   This week's challenge was a perfect chance to make another card for my Christmas/holiday stash, using Distressed Stripes as the basis for my plaid design.

* I had cut a journal card for another project from a piece of caramel card stock and was left with a "frame" that I had saved in my scrap box. I used this piece to stamp the plaid effect using Pure Poppy, Pinefeather and Limeade Ice inks. Because I was only stamping the frame section it was easy to use the Distressed Stripes stamp and just ink a small section of the stamp as needed.

* The frame was applied to the front of a cream coloured card base.
* The tree (Polka Dot Parade #8) was die cut and then stamped with the co-ordinating stamps using Pinefeather ink.  I die cut the tree several times and then layered them to create dimension. 
* The star was sponged with Pure Poppy ink and added to the top of the tree. 
* The sentiment (Love Lives Here: Holiday) was also stamped with Pinefeather. 

I liked how this turned out, so I made a second card!! It's a fairly flat card, so should be great for mailing. I used a different sentiment for the front (Love Lives Here: Holiday) and stamped the card interior. (see below)

Card Interior
The top of the interior panel was stamped with the plaid pattern 
and a sentiment and baubles were added. (Love Lives Here: Holiday)

Supplies (PTI, unless noted)
Stamps - Polka Dot Parade #8, Distressed Stripes, Love Lives Here: Holiday
Inks - Pure Poppy, Limeade Ice, Pinefeather
Papers - Recollections: Caramel; The Paper Company: Blonde Columns
Dies - Journal Card; Polka Dot Parade #8

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.


Jennifer said...

Very good job on the plaid. And I love that polka dot tree. Haven't used mine yet. Sad.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both fabulous, Karen!