Sunday, November 27, 2016

Noel Christmas card with Plaid Background technique

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am back sharing another fun technique: how to make your own plaid background.  The background was created for a card using the festive Noel die from Suzanne Cannon's A Way With Words collection and the Stripes/Plaid stencil from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

  1. Create plaid background: Apply alcohol inks onto felt then repeatedly tap felt onto alcohol ink-friendly card stock (coated or with a finish that allows the ink to move on the surface). Tip: Work quickly; alcohol inks dry fast. Air dry. Secure stencil to card stock using washi tape. Apply alcohol ink blending solution to a cotton ball and rub into the striped openings of the stencil. (This will remove color from the card stock.) Remove stencil and clean it. Air dry the background. Flip cleaned stencil over and repeat blending solution application to complete the plaid pattern. Remove stencil and clean it.
  2. Create frame: Die cut black card stock using Dotted Scallop Rectangle die and Stitched Rectangle die. (Stitched Rectangle die centered inside of Dotted Scallop Rectangle.) Keep the center piece for another project.
  3. Die cut Noel from white card stock and black card stock.
  4. Create a black card stock top-fold 4.25" x 5.5" card base. Cut plaid background to desired size and adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Add frame to background using foam tape for dimension. Using liquid glue, adhere both Noel die cuts, white over black, slightly offset to create a shadow effect.
  5. Create triple bow from sheer polka dot ribbon and adhere using liquid glue or a small piece of a Tombow Power Adhesive Tab. Add an embellishment to center of bow. (Shown: Oval cameo)
Elizabeth Craft Designs product used:
Other product used:
  • Alcohol ink card stock (Ranger Ink)
  • Alcohol inks in Red Pepper, Lettuce, Sunshine Yellow (Ranger Ink)
  • Applicator Tool and felt (Ranger Ink)
  • Sheer polka dot ribbon
  • Liquid Glue
  • Embellishment
  • Cotton ball
  • Washi tape
Thanks for stopping by! I do hope you enjoyed the card and will make your own version!  :)
Have a happy, crafty day!
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, Christmas to Die for


  1. Oooh, la, la! This has an air of french can can to it! Love the background and that little bow is so much fun!

  2. hello! super sweet card, luv the polka dotted bow and red plaid! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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