Hello stampers! The cooler weather is here and this Canadian girl is happy about that. I really am mad about plaid. I have plaid shirts, plaid blankets and a plethora of plaid scarves!! Did I mention cozy plaid throws? So when I saw the Buffalo Check background stamp, I knew I had to have it. It is simply fabulous when you use it with the Stamparatus since you get a perfect plaid every time. You can also step it up a notch by adding some stripes with your Stampin’ Write Markers and a ruler. Now this was not my original idea. The first time I saw this idea it was from Teresa Mitchell. My card was inspired by Lori Heiling. Here it is:
Here is a close up so that you can see the beautiful Festive Farmhouse Twine and the striped burlap ribbon. I sprayed it all with a mixture of rubbing alcohol and champagne shimmer paint. The pretty framelit is from the Stitched Labels framelits.
I slightly altered the truck from Farmhouse Christmas. I cut off the tree that is part of the truck image and used a tree from Rooted in Nature to put in the back and give it some dimension. The truck was coloured with Blends. The other details include a crumb cake layer put through the Corrugated embossing folder, some mossy meadow Sprig punches. The second card I made using the Buffalo Check background stamp also involves the Winter Woods stamp set as well as Dashing Deer. The plaid piece is the one I created in my video and I used very vanilla cardstock, soft suede ink and a cherry cobbler marker.
Once again I used the soft and luscious Festive Farmhouse Twine as a lovely accent to this card. It ties easily and lies quite flat so it won’t be too bulky for mailing. The vanilla piece is 3″ by 4″, soft suede is 3 1/8″ by 4 1/8″ and the mossy meadow is 3 1/4″ by 4 1/4″. The plaid piece in the background is 4 1/8″ by 5 3/8″. The trees from Winter Woods were stamped once full strength in Mossy Meadow and then moved slightly and stamped again without reinking. I sprayed the entire card with my alcohol and champagne shimmer paint mixture for a lovely sparkle that is hard to capture in a picture. Here is a closeup.
I couldn’t get a sentiment on the front of the card without covering too much of that pretty plaid, so I put it in the inside of the card instead. I just love the saying. It is from the Dashing Deer set.
I realize that I didn’t show you any cards using the Buffalo Check background stamp in a “normal” way without adding the marker stripe, so maybe I should quickly make another card to add to this blog post while my video uploads to YouTube. Somehow I can’t seem to make a blog post with just one card and one picture! I also keep thinking that there are so many amazing things in this current Holiday catalog that you are going to want that you should just remember the great deal on the starter kit. Whenever your order is more than $120, the cheaper and way better option is to get the starter kit. Get your own discount! I happily take your money, but why not be your own best customers and find yourself a few stamping buddies. I can tell you that I highly recommend it.
Good news! I didn’t have to make a card after all. I just went to my swap basket and found this lovely card by Lorraine Pye. She used the Buffalo Check with crumb cake in the background and Wishing You Well stamp set for the focal point. So pretty!
In the next picture you can see the detail of this lovely background stamp up close. Wishing You Well is also a beauty, and it is a DistINKtive stamp which means that the stamp itself gives different opacities for realistic depth and intensity. Put simply, it looks amazing. Distictive.
Have you fallen in love yet? Here is the video I made…there are a few issues with it. It is sideways and some people think it is cut off a bit, but I think there are a lot of very helpful tips in it and you can see exactly how the background was made as well. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by today. If you need to order anything at all, just click on the products below and it will take you to my online store. Please do use the current host code: K47RYHQZ. Have a super day!