Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Sweater Weather

Need some last minute card ideas?  I have a simple card to show you today.
I made some plaid using my Copic Markers and a ruler.  Pretty simple but fun to try.
I love all the plaids we see for winter; so cozy and warm.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  Using a red Copic marker, I drew in the lines of my plaid with a ruler.  When I was happy with that, I added a few black lines to add interest....simple so far, right?
  • Next, using this 2 part 'Merry' die from The Stamp Market, I die-cut the letters from the panel and set that aside.
  • I then die-cut the shadow for the die with some black and glued the lettering over the black shadow background die cut.
  • I matched the plaid lettering to the background as best I could and glued it into place.
  • I added some black gems for interest.
  • Finally, I glued it onto a piece of white cardstock, then onto black and then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- FUN WITH DIES
The Male Room- TARTAN, PLAID
Crafting Happiness- MOSTLY RED

Stamps- none
Inks- Copic markers
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); black (Michaels)
Accessories and Tools- Merry die (The Stamp Market); Cuttlebug; black gems


cuilliesocks said...

What a fabulous plaid design Karen, love the large die cut sentiment too with that brilliant shadow, super card, Kate x

Pat said...

I am just blown away by the clever backgrounds and also very effective looks for background that you come up with Karen. I have given the other plaid that you did recently using inked tape a go, but my colours were rather wishy washy but it worked well, but not sure I will show it. I did a couple using a brayer instead to get the stripes which I found quicker to do, and hope to show those soon on my blog with reference to you for enabling me with your very clear step by step instructions. The red stripes here using your Copics are just great against the white and look fabulous, and love the embedded die with the black shadow and the black enamel gems to finish. x

Verna Angerhofer said...

So pretty and I love the plaid.

I Card Everyone said...

Your 'best I could' is perfection in my eyes, Karen! Well done, you, keeping those lines so straight!

nancy littrell said...

Clean and Crisp plaid background for your die cut and inlaid sentiment, Karen. TFS back to getting cards ready to mail...I mailed all my International cards on Nov 28th...hope they arrive before Christmas:-) TFS your beauty, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

I'm so impressed you drew all those lines :)
Love the plaid in back and red, great masculine card.

Janis Lewis said...

Fun card! Thanks for sharing your Mostly Red project at Crafting Happiness Challenges! You can enter up to 5 projects this week. Don't forget to click LIKE on all the entries you like. The Most Liked project will be highlighted in the Top Picks post when the challenge ends.
Merry Christmas!
:) Janis, Owner @ Crafting Happiness Challenges

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So clever Karen, love this plaid and card. I'm here with 2 hats on today so will say - Thank you so much for joining us in our Tartan & Plade challenge at The Male Room this week.I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
Faith DT

Jane Willis said...

You actually made that paid? That's brilliant, and such a super bold card too.

Shahicreationz said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Shahicreationz said...

This looks perfect ❤️
Such a great masculine card. Loved the plaid. Thanks a lot for joining us at the The Male Room Craft Challenge. Hope to see you at the next challenge too.
-Shahi DT

Loll said...

Sweet! Love your hand-drawn plaid Karen. It's awesome. And love how you've added the die-cut sentiment. xx

Andreja L. said...

What a beautiful masculine card you made :-)) I like the plaid style!
Thanks for joining us at the The Male Room Craft Challenge ❤️ Hope to see you at the next challenge, too.
Happy, Healthy and Creative 2021!

Goga said...

Fantastic card. Love your tartan background. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room challenge. Goga

Helen said...

What a clever idea! It has worked so well and looks great.

Don't forget to include our challenge graphic in your post when you link up to our challenge.

Thanks for joining us at The Male Room Challenge.

Helen x

Sexily Leona said...

Many Path of Exile players have already prepared some POE 3.16 Currency in advance, just to be able to better participate in the game.

Attached link: