Monday, March 21, 2016

Spring Plaid

I have been enjoying all the lovely plaid design papers being shown this spring, but I haven't yet gotten any for myself, so I decided to use my stamps and make my own.

Spring Plaid

supplies:  white cardstock, stripes from Winnie & Walter Stripes and Simon Cupcake Party, Artful Flowers, leaves from Whimsical Flowers, Hero Arts Bubble Gum and Green Hills, Altenew Warm Sunshine, and Wplus9 Lake House inks, Spellbinder's Scalloped Rectangle die, Simon Big Scripty Greetings, moonshine sequins, corner chomper, Signo white gel pen

Just a tip when using different inks on the same stamp, like these stripes and solid flowers, clean your stamp each time before changing colors, and maybe even stamp off the first inking of a new color on a scrap paper first.  That way you'll get the true color of each ink coming through with each change of color.

It's a bit on the grey side today and chilly, too, so making this card brought a little spring into my day!  Thanks for visiting!

10 comments:

  1. Lin, I love that new header for your blog--Beautiful flowers.

    When I saw the thumbnail for this post, I thought that that was some fabulous spring plaid paper...and to find out you stamped it your self...wow fantastic.

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  2. Oh, my goodness, I adore that plaid, Lin! It's absolutely delightful! And it looks so perfect with the SSS Artful Flowers! Love this card! ♥

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  3. Ooh, love your new cover photo! It must be Spring! You did an amazing job creating that pretty plaid.

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  4. Lovely card Lin = love how you have replicated the colours in the plaid in the flowers
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  5. Beautiful stamping Lin, this is a marvelous card!!

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  6. Your plaid stamping is one of the best I have seen! Truly gorgeous! You really knock this one out of the ball park, Lin!

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  7. such a pretty plaid. Love the colours you chose for your spring plaid

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  8. Ack!!!! Are you kidding me...you made that plaid?!? You ROCKED it my friend! Your card is so cute. Many hugs :)

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  9. Such a pretty card. I've not tried making my own plaid yet, but I will. Loving your Springtime floral header. It's bright and cheery.

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  10. Oh, Lin!! This is beautiful, and I love the plaid paper you've "created" with the stripe stamp set! And, oh, you've used one of my favorite flowers too! Love it! Hugs!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!