Saturday, September 13, 2014

A Plaid Affair

Back in an earlier post today, I mentioned I'd made another plaid using the same colors. It was so crooked I couldn't leave it out in the open, as I couldn't be responsible for the dizziness it might cause anyone who gazed upon it.  But I'd put so much effort into it, I didn't have the heart to toss the thing, so I needed another plan.

Here's the card I made using that second plaid, then I'll explain:

I like this plaid better than the first one, mostly because the charcoal line is narrower. It still grounds the plaid, but much more subtly.

Here they are, side by each, so you can see the difference:

The current Unscripted Sketches sketch was the answer to my conundrum:

The sketch gave me the perfect way to use my plaid piece and only have part of it showing. :)

Here's my card again as I've managed to blather past the fold:

I broke open my new Lil' Inker Stitched Mats Rounded Rectangles dies to cut out the sentiment, then popped it up over the plaid banner with foam tape. I couldn't decide between Pool or Charcoal for the layer, so I didn't decide, and I used both. :) Finally I broke into my SU Candy Dots collection and used the More Mustard dots. (At least I think these are More Mustard.)

I'm also entering this card into the same two color challenges as my first plaid card, since it uses the same inks:

Just Add Ink challenge:

and the Colour Me ...! challenge:

Now I'm off to link up, then go attack my UFO pile.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: SU Candy Dots - Regals, and the following:


  1. Love this and the plaid. Thanks for joining us for our first challenge at Unscripted Sketches.

  2. Another lovely card Leslie, great design too! Thanks again for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  3. Love them both, your plaid is impressive!

  4. Gosh I cannot decide which I like better! Very pretty paper you used :) Thank you so much for taking the time out to share with us this week at Colour Me...! We sure hope you will be back soon!!!

  5. Out of the two cards, I think this one is my favorite. Really great work to do so much stamping and still have everything very CAS!

    Thanks for your second submission to Colour Me…!

  6. Oh, yes, I think this is my favourite too. Great 'salvage' job! Thanks for playing along again with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  7. A little bit of this plaid does a great job of making a striking card Leslie. The charcoal does a great job of tying it altogether. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  8. This is a fab card Leslie. I agree the thinner charcoal looks great. Wonderful to see how you can get two cards looking completely different even though it's the same technique and colour. Chantell JAI

  9. This card is lovely in its simplicity and I love the placement of your candy dots. Thanks for joining in with us this week at Just Add Ink.


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