Two weeks ago Prettie Girl Jackie R. challenged the rest of us to make a card using plaid patterned paper. Huh. I haven't used plaid in a long time so I had to really go digging through my huge pile of designer paper and found some that I bought years ago! I could tell it was really old cause it was towards the bottom of the stack. :)
For more inspiration check out what the rest of the Prettie Girls have made for this week's colorful challenge:
Quick notes: I stamped the all new January SOTM Paper Prettie, Gliding By Sophia, in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers. I then masked the image and the ground (torn piece of scrap paper) and sponged some Brocade Blue Classic ink onto the exposed portions of the cardstock to create a blue sky. Sophia's dress was paper pieced from the same plaid designer paper I used in the background. Next I cut the image out with a rectangular Nestabilitie and embossed. I added a bit of paper piercing along the embossed edge for extra oomph! I then layered on a scalloped rectangle of Always Artichoke (used another Nestabilitie) and finnaly on a piece of paper pierced Kraft cardstock.
For the background I layered a paper pierced piece of green plaid designer paper on a slightly larger mat of Chocolate Chip. This was then adhered to a 5 1/8" square piece of Bravo Burgundy cardstock. Some paper piercing was added to the upper right corner and ribbon knotted around all three layers. This was then mounted on a 5 1/4" Kraft cardbase and the main image was adhered on top of both with dimensionas. Some die cut stars were paper pierced, decorated with exposy brads and added to the card with more dimensionals. The final step was to stamp a sentiment on Brocade Blue cardstock, trim and adhere to the left edge of the main image. Woo... that was a lot of layering and paper piercing but it turned out cute, right?
All images copyright Paper Pretties. Stamps: Gliding By Sophia (January SOTMC image). Paper: Kraft, Bravo Burgundy, Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue, Always Artichoke, PTI Select White, Green Plaid designer (Paper Pizzaz). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Brocade Blue Classic, Copic markers. Other: Stars #2 die (Sizzix, available at Stampin' Up!), Wassail epoxy brads (Basic Grey), mat pack, paper piercer, Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities, Soft Sky double-stitched ribbon, dimensionals, sponge.