Thursday, October 20, 2016

Plaid Christmas


I found a challenge to use plaid, and since I didn't have any plaid dsp, I made my own. I took a piece of white cardstock, and used a ruler to draw lines with Copics, markers, glitter pens and a gold paint pen. I used traditional Christmas green and red colors and added a scalloped border done with a SU! punch. I heat-embossed the SU! Wonderful Year sentiment, along with the mat, punched mini Christmas trees, and added a strip of gold-embossed cardstock to the right of the plaid panel. 

I'm entering this into the following challenges:





Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day whatever you're doing.

Carol

23 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

This is extra special that you created your own plaid. You did a really nice job with that, I would buy that paper in a pack! The gold sentiment and framing is very nice, too.

Wendy said...

OMGosh! I just love this, Carol!!! I love anything plaid and I think it's awesome that you made your own patterned paper! Super pretty too! Love the sentiment as well! Just got this stamp set last week but have yet to ink it up. You may have just given me the incentive I needed! Haha! Such a pretty Christmas card, my friend! I absolutely love it! TFS and enabling me! Haha! Have a wonderful day! :)

Darlene said...

WOW! Aren't you clever! Your handmade plaid is BEAUTIFUL ... I thought it was designer paper until I read your post! GREAT JOB and lovely holiday card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘PLAID’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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Donna Phelan said...

Loving that wide strip of plaid and all of that beautiful gold embossing! Such a Festive card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Donna DT Member.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, your own dp it's just perfect! Very well done!! Love the colours you choose for it, very appropriate for Christmas! And such a brilliant idea put a border and a stripe on the edges of the panel, they give harmony to all the card! The beatiful golden embossing on the mat and the sentiment match very well with the gold of the stripe and those little trees. Another great inspiration from you! :)

Jean said...

You have done a fabulous job of making your plaid background Carol, a very clever idea. I love the sentiment stamp as well, a really super card.
Jean x

cotnob said...

A beautiful Christmas card Carol, fabulous handmade plaid papers.
Pauline
x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! Very Christmas-y! That's impressive that you made your own plaid. It looks so professional too. Merry Monday's challenge this week is also plaid. I've seen plaid in several places recently.

Liz said...

Brilliant card, I thought you had used plaid patterned paper, until I read your post. Very clever idea to make your own. xx

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

I love the plaid! It looks great for a Christmas card!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation and those plaid colours, love them.xx {aNNie}
Thanks also Carol for entering this in our Plaid challenge at Double D....great to see your creation there.xxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Fantastic plaid and embossing! That will truly create a holiday smile!

Dori Shelton said...

Such an awesome DIY plaid background! Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Perfectly Created Chaos. Hope to see you again soon!

Barb said...

Great Plaid Carol. You've done a great job. A lovely card in traditional Christmas colours. Barbxx

Susan said...

Love the way you heat embossed the border and the strip on the plaid panel to match the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my word, I would never guess it was do-it-yourself plaid! Beautifully and skillfully done! I do love the gold embossing on green, too. What a treat to see this today in our Plaid challenge at Double D!

Mrs A. said...

Oh Wow! Your plaid design is terrific. You should go into business. The lines are all so perfectly done with not one smudge. What a lot of patience you have. Hugs Mrs A.

JD/ Jill said...

Very Pretty and great job with making that background!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, egads, Carol, I knew you were super talented, but being able to make your own plaid elevates you to a new level of admiration in my eyes!! The whole card is outstanding and will surely be a winner! Hugs, Darnell

Stampsnob. said...

That is a beautiful stamp (saying) Love this card..........Lis

*Vicki* said...

This sentiment is so elegant looking with the gold!! I really love the plaid too! :)

Inkyfingers said...

What an awesome festive card and your plaid background is amazing!
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
Hugs
Carol x

flossbite said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty HazelNuts Christmas Challenge Extra this month. Good Luck!
Fiona xx