Tutorial - Using Stampin' Up! Blends To Make My Own Plaid DSP

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Waterfront Plaid Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Having so few supplies really makes one think outside the box. When I was narrowing down what type of card to make my father-in-law for his birthday, the stamp set I chose was an easy choice. I think I own 12 sets of stamps and only so many of them are masculine birthday "capable".

I went with the Waterfront stamp set from the Occasions catalog. Then I thought of the cool plaid DSP that is out now and because I don't have it I thought I would explore making my own plaid background using the new Blends alcohol markers. 

I put all of my tips on how I accomplished making plaid in the video I've linked. It is short and to the point. I found the Waterfront stamp set very easy to work with and the result was a nice watercolor looking scene.

As I stated in the video, I currently own exactly two Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday sentiment stamps. It is very freeing to only spend one second making the decision. The two sentiments are totally different styles. I wish it could always be this easy but I know I will be adding more sentiments to my collection!

Because I chose a dark card base, we wrote the message and signed the inside using a white gel pen which was another fun aspect.

Enjoy this video, it is only 3 min. 45 sec. long. Oh, and I know my voice sounds a little hushed, that is because we are staying with them while we sort out insurance and find another trailer and he was right next to the room I was recording in. 

Thanks for stopping by, please feel free to leave comments or questions, I am here to help!


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