Saturday, February 16, 2013

Plaid Stars

I love the Online Card Classes...the one that ended this week focused on Clean and Simple card making and was phenomenal!!  I love getting to learn new techniques for making cards...it is fun, too, getting to hear and learn from some incredibly talented and fun ladies!!  I have admired Laura Bassen's work for a long time, but got to learn from her this time via video.  She taught about how she stamps plaid.  Laura's work is uber creative and beautiful and it was so wonderful to put an actual voice and personality to the artist who's work I so admire...she is down to earth, fun and funny!!   Well...I HAD to try my hand at making plaid...although she masked, I simply stamped on paper, then die cut some stars FROM my stamped paper.  It WAS a bit challenging...not difficult, but as Laura said, it takes practice to get the stamping perfect...but seeing the plaid when it is finished is sweet!!  So....I took my plaid stars (not perfect) and made two cards...
Used Papertrey Ink  Background Basics Super Stripes...really easy to stamp with!!   The large hearts are Papertrey Ink Seeing Stars die cuts, the smaller pink star is My Favorite Things.  The small ones on the top card are Simon Says Stamp Large Holiday Shapes dies, the small stars on the bottom are W Plus 9 star dies....I know...a lot of star dies....but I think you can never have enough stars or hearts!!    Both sentiments are Simon Says Stamp ...the top card from Talk Bubbles 2 and the bottom card from Banner Sayings.  I used my Papertrey Ink Woodgrain Impression plate on the bottom with Lifestyle Crafts banners and arrows for the sentiments.
Great fun...now I can say that I've acutally tried it...and liked it!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

12 comments:

  1. How clever - these look great Lisa, Jo x

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  2. Fabulous twist on plaid stamping! These are gorgeous, Lisa!

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  3. Doing plaid looks like fun. Great job!

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  4. I love both!
    FAbulous cards
    x

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  5. Lisa, I am constantly amazed by your beautiful cards! You're a great inspiration, TFS :) x Cathy

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  6. Jaw dropping gorgeous...your plaid is amazing.

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  7. In response to your first card Lisa, may I say "you are pretty darned amazing yourself!". I so love your work.

    Mary Mac

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  8. Love these cards. I never know what to do with stars. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Love your plaid stars! Amazing job!

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  10. Learning how to do the plaid was one of my favorite videos from the class. Yours look so good!

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  11. Your plaid stars are totally cool! I love the little star cut-outs on the first one and the banners trailing behind the large stars.

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa