Plaid Birthday Card

Happy Friday and Happy Halloween, Everyone!

I decided to do something different today and stay away from any holiday themes. I’m sure many of you have seen too many of those lately and I know I’ll be making lots of holiday cards soon. Having said that – I got this plaid inspiration from a few holiday cards I’ve seen lately! Kristina Werner used watercolor to create her plaid background and My Favorite Things featured a plaid card using gold foil.  I’m going to keep it simple and use stamping only :).

Plaid Birthday 2

I used 4 colors and I really don’t think you should use anymore than that – it makes it far too complicated.  The plaid design can be done anyway – as long as you keep the square pattern consistent with each type of line design (stamp thickness) that you use. As always, I did not do a test run and just started stamping. So I know that you can do this too!

Plaid Birthday

I stamped one color/stamp at a time and then decided to add a border of dots using a die from Mama Elephant. To make the sentiment pop, I used the MISTI to line it up and to stamp twice to ensure good coverage of ink and embossed it.

Plaid Birthday 1

Pretty Pink Posh has new embellishments called Clear Droplets – they have some height to them and are really pretty! They do roll around a bit though there is one flat side to adhere to your project. To help me put them on the card without them rolling all over and getting adhesive all over them, I used the Pick Me Up Tool. See below for the full list of supplies.

I made this card for my friend, Tiffany, who I’ve known for more about 13 years. She just go married recently so I decided to use a basic alphabet stamp set to create a box of monogrammed cards for her.  The stamp set I used is by Stampin’ Up! and is called Sophisticated Serifs. It’s no longer available but you can really do this with whatever alphabet sets you may have. Here’s a photo of one of the cards I made for her. I used my MISTI and got them done pretty quick!

Tiffany and Brian Monogram Card

Both cards were very quick card and and easy to make. I hope you liked the plaid background! Here’s my video for this week:

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

ME Birthday Wishes
ME Birthday Wishes
EH | SSS |ME

SSS Basic Stripes
SSS Basic Stripes

SSS Jumbo Stripes
SSS Jumbo Stripes

Blackberry Bliss Ink
Blackberry Bliss Ink

Pink Pirouette Ink
Pink Pirouette Ink

Smoky Slate Ink
Smoky Slate Ink

Wisteria Wonder Ink
Wisteria Wonder Ink
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black
EH | SSS
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
EH | SSS

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads
EH | SSS | AMZN
ME Pizazz Pieces
ME Pizazz Pieces
EH | SSS | ME
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
EH | SSS | AMZN

Heat Tool
Heat Tool

Clear Embossing Powder
Clear Embossing Powder
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi MediumMatte Glue
EH | SSS

Clear Block Bundle
Clear Block Bundle
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart MiniScoring Board
EH | SSS

MISTI
MISTI
Silhouette Pick Me Up Tool
Silhouette Pick Me Up Tool
SSS | AMZN
PPP Clear Droplets 4mm
PPP Clear Droplets 4mm
EH | SSS | PPP
PPP Clear Droplets 6mm
PPP Clear Droplets 6mm
EH | SSS | PPP
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2 thoughts on “Plaid Birthday Card

  1. Oh, Caly, what a really classy card with the plaid! I love it, and I love the other one with the monogram and the gold embossing! Beautifully done! Hugs!

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