Add Plaid

Inspiration from the photo is the pinks and the flowers and the design style is clean and layered.

The Card Concept #138a {Tropical Treats}

After my new goodies arrived I was eager to try them out. Firstly I had bought a couple of Taylored Expressions stencils as well as some paper I had read about and wanted to try. The paper is by Yasutomo and is a mineral paper. The beauty of it is that you can wipe it clean if you don’t like the results. It is very different, but for some things I think a fun product to have. Haven’t tried stamping on it yet.

Using a template given as a freebie by Susie Moore with her clear instructions it was really easy to play at making some plaid. When happy with my plaid and sure it was dry, I cut it with a scallop die and glued to my card front. Taking a small piece of water colour paper I stamped the flower image with my new MFT fine lined floral using antique rose distress ink. Then when that was dry I took my pastel Tombow markers and coloured over those lines spreading the colour with a bit of water. I used 2 different pinks and some green for this step. The stamens were done with a gold pen, then I took a shimmery water colour and added that over the top so that the flowers have a lovely shine to them when card is tilted a bit. Can’t get that showing in the photo. I cut this piece down quite a bit using another of the scallop dies and then grounded the stems with a scrap piece of pp that was already cut into a grass shape. The sentiment is from CTMH and I hung it off a tiny strip of water coloured paper that I had left over from something made long ago. This was fun to make and to get the result I hoped for.

10 thoughts on “Add Plaid

  1. Thanks. The paper is very different from anything else but I quite liked playing with it. Still have to see if I can stamp on it and have the outline remain. It is something that is very easy to remove ink from so the staying power for a stamp may not be there.

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  2. Thanks so much. I shall be doing more plaid backgrounds soon as I can make some Christmas cards using it.

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