Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Awash with Plaid

Hello stampin' friends. I tried the Technique Lovers Challenge on SCS this week. Sometimes it's too complicated as in cards that move. This week was to ink in plaid. It's really cool, don't you think?

You have to use a solid stamp. Ink it in the lightest color, then lay the edge of a contrasting ink pad on the stamp a few times with about 1/2" between. Repeat with another color ink pad with the darkest color. You can find complete directions here. Thank you Joan.

I used the Awash with Flowers stamp set and just used the filler stamps. I used Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, and Pear Pizzazz for the tulip and So Saffron, Peach Parfait & Pear Pizzazz for the petals on the other flower. I cut the flowers out and adhered to the top note with dimensionals. I stamped the stems directly on the top note and used Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, & Soft Suede to plaid the leaves. They are also cut out and adhered with dimensionals.

I sponged some Peach & Pear around the edge of the top note with sponge daubers and doodled with the Pear Pizzazz marker. I dotted the center of the tulip with the Peach Parfait marker. A pearl from the retired Pretties kit finished off the design.

All is attached to a base card of Peach Parfait that has been embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.

I can use this for Mother Mark's Teapot Challenge this week too. These bloomers look like they are on a pinafore atop a smocked dress, if you use your imagination a bit. This challenge is all about imagination! You can read the story here.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Awash with Flowers, Short & Sweet
Paper: Peach Parfait, Whisper White
Ink: Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Whild Wasabi, Soft Suede
Acc.: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Top Note Die, Pearl, Dimensionals

This card uses a lot of the In Colors. Did you notice? Aren't they delicious?

Hope you enjoyed seeing this technique. Now it's your turn.



Emily Keaton said...

Very pretty! I love the pastels and great plaid you created :)

Linda Tarolli said...

I was just playing with this plaid technique for my tech class next week. This is a great sample! Love it in the light shades.