Masculine Monday Plaid

For this weeks Masculine Monday card I made some plaid paper. Daniel West, a new member on Catherine Poolers' Design team, mentioned plaid the other day when we were all talking about masculine cards. I knew right then what I was going to do for this weeks card. 

I used Daydream, Eucalyptus and Twilight inks from Catherine Pooler Designs for the card above. For the demo I used Flirty Fuchsia, Orange Twist and Be Mine inks. I do have a plaid background stamp that I could've used but I really wanted to make my own. I went through my stamps and found a long stripe stamp that is part of the Eat, Sleep, Create Stamp Set from Catherine Pooler Designs that was perfect. I used my MISTI so I could make sure that the lines were evenly spaced. 

I stamped the first line using Flirty Fuchsia and then moved the paper up so that the bottom of the purple lined up with the line above where I just stamped. In the pic below you can see where I first stamped and then I moved it up to where the little arrow on the side is and keeping the left side lined up with the line.

Repeat the stamping and moving the paper up until you have filled the paper.

Turn the paper sideways and do the same steps as above.

To finish off the plaid I used a Copic 0.5 Multiliner and a T-ruler and added a black line in between each stripe.

I turned the paper and added more black lines between the stripes 

Here's a pic of the finished plaid. 

To make the card I tore off a piece, added it to a piece of white cardstock that had been die cut with a stitched rectangle die and then I added that to a gray card base with craft foam. I stamped a mug of beer from a retired Stampin' Up set in the bottom corner and added a bit of shading with a gray pencil crayon. I used a Cheers word die from My Favorite Things for the sentiment. I cut it out 3x from the same gray cardstock as the base and stacked them on top of each other and then added it to the card.

I really hope all the instructions made sense and that the pictures helped. I had a lot of fun making the plaid and think it would look great in all kinds of colors.
I'll be making more for sure. I hope you're inspired to make some plaid.

Thank you Daniel for giving me the idea :) 

Happy Stampin'
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Monika Reeck said…
hallo Susan
I visit you from The Card Concept
and I found this oh so clever Plaid
I will try to make one too
and yours is so clever made
Lovely Manly card with the Plaid you made

Hugs from Germany
Monika Reeck said…
I found your Card Concept Card and leaving some love there hope you like it
hugs and happy Wednesday