Plaid Christmas

Hello Lovely.  It's Monday and this post is going up a little later than usual.  You might notice this post is written slightly different, with a few changes.  I shifting my writing style, moving more towards my natural voice and less of a forced how-to style.  Let's get into today's card.


I pulled my inspiration from Lime Doodle Designs post - Plaid or is it Tartan?  I found my inspiration on Pinterest and followed the rabbit hole over to Debby's blog.  If you don't follow Debby Hughes you really should.  She makes some amazing cards.

My spin on this card was to turn it into a Christmas card that followed the trend in plaid I've been seeing lately.  I started with a scalloped border die and cut my plaid paper.  I knew I wanted gold lettering on this red buffalo plaid, and my original plan was to use both words from the Merry Christmas die, but it was just too big.  I dug through my stamp sets to find the perfect Christmas and embossed it in gold powder to match the Merry I had cut from gold foil paper.  I added all of this to a white card base but felt like it was missing something.

There was a lot of trial and error to find the right embellishment.  I tried jewels, enamel dots, gold leaves and finally the gold bow.  The bow was the perfect pop to make the card feel complete.  I love it when an idea comes together and I love it more when it becomes a stash buster!

This will be a set of eight cards when it's complete, and you'll be able to find it in My Shop soon!  I encourage you to send handmade cards this holiday season, whether you make them or purchase them from an artist like me.  Thanks for swinging by today.

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