Monday, October 8, 2018

Plaid Leaves

As promised I'm back with an "October Plaid" post. Today I'm sharing a fun fall plaid that has no white space in it. Instead of using it as a background, I die cut it into beautiful autumn leaves.

To create this background I:
  • laid down wide stripes in orange, burgundy, and yellow
  • turned my paper and added wide brown, green, and yellow stripes
  • added a few dark brown thin stripes as accents
Note: Using a ruler and graph paper helps to keep the lines straighter than trying to free-hand them

Supplies used on this card:
Fun tip: To achieve the look of  morning dew on your leaves: Stamp your versamark watermark ink pad on the leaf, add UTEE, lightly rub most of it off with your finger, and heat set.

I'd love to see your take on plaid, so stop by the current link party and showoff any creation that includes a product or two from one of the companies carried in the Cropstop store.


Conniecrafter said...

so enjoying your plaids, thanks for sharing the tutorial

Marsha said...

Beautiful. Love the idea of using plaid for the leaves.