I know it is early for Christmas cards but I wanted to play with my new stamps from Penny Black and the Cas challenge at Splitcoast this week was to use plaid, so here you go. I have been playing with my Distress inks so much lately and wanted to try the water-stamping technique. So, here is what I did to create the main panel. I inked a plain white piece of cardstock with 3 shades of Distress inks. When dry, I took my stamp and sprayed it with water and stamped it onto the panel. Since the Distress inks are waterbased, you get a faint water mark on your project. Next, I overstamped and embossed with white, cut the panel with my Spellbinders die and mounted it onto a piece of plaid from the new Madison paper pad.