Wednesday 14 August 2019

Plaid Christmas

Good Morning.
Meet today's card.
My first holiday card made!!
 It all happened while playing with this fun new stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called Watercolor Stripes.
Very simple card but I love the effect I was able to create.

So here's what I did.
I began by inking up my stencil with some Peacock Feathers Distress ink, sprayed with water and pressed onto my heavy white cardstock, giving me a Stencil Monoprint. I love the irregular lines and inking it had so I inked it up again the same way, sprayed with water and pressed the stencil in the other direction. plaid bkg was born!!
When the stripes were dry, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the branches and then stamped the simple sentiment.  To help pull the whole design together, I doodled in a border and mounted it onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas- ANYTHING CHRISTMAS
Crafty Calendar- ANYTHING GOES

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- Valley Berries (Memory Box); Many Merry Stars sentiment (SU)
Inks- Peacock Feathers DOX (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Watercolor Stripes (A Colorful Life Designs); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); 
Mister (TH); Micron Fine Liner Pen


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a GREAT idea to make the plaid like that, A Super card again Karen.
Faith x

Pat said...

This stencil looks great inked in both directions Karen and love the added silhouette berries and sentiment, and then finished beautifully with the doodles frame. x

Christine Alexander said...

I'm loving that striped stencil, so dramatic as a background :)

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully designed Karen, I love the plaid background and the silhouette flowers, wonderful card, Kate x

Sue said...

Fabulous card ! and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue x

kiwimeskreations said...

Loving how you have used the stencil to create your plaid - a great result :)

Susan Renshaw said...

Love how you have used that stencil!
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Mac Mable said...

What a fabulous way to extend the use of stencils....See I have learnt something again!!!.....Thank you x. Unique card and such a contemporary Christmas card with fun doodling x.