Sunday, 12 November 2017

More Plaid ...

.... Morning! I had fun making yesterday's plaid card and plaids are very on trend at the moment, so I made a couple more cards. First up is a very simple card:

Peace - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Concord & 9th - Plaid Background; Uniko - Stunning Snowflakes, Festive Sentiments, Most Wonderful
Inks: Gina K - Kraft, Red Velvet
Dies: Die-namics - Peace
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Gina K Card - Kraft, Black Onyx; Saved Deer

This card came together so quickly. I adhered the plaid background to the card base. I die cut the word 'peace' and used it on one of my Uniko cards yesterday, I found the leftover negative space on my desk and decided to use it on this card. I finished the front with a sparkly stag - another saved element - I got this on one of last year's Christmas cards. On the inside, I stamped a Christmas greeting and some snowflakes on the white panel. I'm submitting this card to Merry Monday - MM#264, for their red and kraft challenge. I'm also playing along with City Crafter Challenge Blog - CCCB#287 where they want us to use the word 'love' or 'peace'.

Peace inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsPeace sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

This next card features another plaid, along with a very pretty poinsettia:

Merry Christmas - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Magenta - Poinsettia; Uniko - Festive Sentiments, Most Wonderful; Concord & 9th - Plaid Background
Inks: Gina K - Kraft, Cherry Red; Versafine - Onyx Black; Versmark
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Gina K Card - Red Velvet; Clear and Gold Embossing Powders; Zig Clean Colour Brushes; Wink of Stella - Clear, Gold; Tim Holtz Water Colour Card

I changed the plaid on this card by stamping the thin lines twice. I adhered it directly to the red card base. I stamped this fun poinsettia in Versamark on watercolour card, embossed it with gold powder and coloured it with Zig brushes. I added a touch of sparkle to the red petals. I carefully cut it out and attached it to the card with dimensional pads. I stamped the sentiment directly on the panel and heat embossed it with clear powder. On the inside, I stamped a Christmas greeting and the poinsettia.

Merry Christmas inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsMerry Christmas sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I'm submitting this card to The Card Concept - CC#81, I think this is in the clean and graphic style. I'm also submitting it to Addicted to Stamps and More! - ATSM#267 where it's Make Your Mark week.

Finally, as I mentioned earlier, plaids are very on trend at the moment and the theme at Inkspirational - INK#147 is TREND. Another trend in this set of cards is that they are all for Christmas:

Plaid Christmas - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I've had so much fun making these plaid cards, that I think I'm going to make a whole lot more. They come together really quickly and if I change the colours and decorations I should be able to get a whole lot more made today! That's all for now. See you soon.



Marina said...

I love seeing you made great use of the negative from your PEACE . Looks great against the plaid. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

Sarah Gray said...

Wow, you are rocking this plaid look, Deborah! I love how different each of them is and the bold black die cut negative on your stag card is really striking. I haven't seen that poinsettia stamp before but it looks beautiful embossed in gold and the Uniko snowflake really pops on the last card. Great ideas :)

laurie said...

Beautiful that plaid!

Shauna said...

What a lovely trio of cards! You are certainly ready for the coming holiday season! Great use of plaid. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

cm said...

Swooning over your plaid backgrounds, Deborah - and you've certainly enhanced their beauty with the cards you've designed! This C9 plaid stamp recently arrived at my place; thank you for sparking inspiration! Looking forward to giving it an inking (or 10 *grin*)! So thrilled to see you in the Addicted to Stamps and More and Inkspirational galleries!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your poinsettia card is so beautiful!!!! Thanks for joining us at the Card Concept!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

This poinsettia card is so gorgeous !

Bobby said...

Isn't playing with that plaid stamp fun, Deborah? I can't get enough of it. Yours are beautiful and so is that amazing poinsettia. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

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