Monday, October 4, 2010

Gratitude in Plaid

This is a technique that Sharon Madsen shared today called the "plaid" technique. It was a lot of fun and I did it a couple of times and each time the stamped image came out so different. I need to practice a little more but it really is easy. Here are the instructions that I got off Splitcoast:
1. Pick a lighter base color and ink up solid stamp.
2. Pick a medium and a darker color for the plaid lines.
3. Using the very edge of the ink pad, start from right to left at an angle and tap one of the ink pads the length of the stamp in 1/4 to 1/2 inch lengths.
4. Using the other color, start in the opposite direction to create crossed plaid lines...move down the stamp at 1/4 to 1/2 inch lengths using just the very edge of the ink pad.
5. Now stamp on cardstock.

I am making this card in Saturday's Autumn card class.

1 comment:

Melissa Carr said...

That is an awesome technique and what a beautiful look! Sounds pretty easy...I'll definitely have to give it a try! TFS!