Thursday, February 7, 2013

Clean and Simple Class #2 Day #8

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Hey everybody,

I wanted to try out Laura B's plaid stamping ever since I saw her tutorial at Ellen Hutson blog and after viewing her video at the CAS #2 class, I was determined to give it a go.
I  practiced couple of times before I did these cards. I still need to do more practice to get it perfect.
But here are couple of cards I made using plaid stamping.

There is story behind this card. After viewing Laura's video, I drove to the hospital to see my husband and at the same time looking for some inspirations. No! he is not sick! He is the doctor there. I met his colleague, an old man and guess what? He was wearing a cute plaid bow. These paediatricians get away with wearing all sort of quirky clothes lol! I love old men wearing plaid blazers, ties and bows. They look adorable. This man was wearing a yellow plaid bow and suspenders. He looked.... well! Quirky! Anyway, my inspiration for this card comes from this doctor's yellow plaid bow.

I have used different shades of gray, yellow, and black SU inks to make the plaid. Then cut the bow using Lil Inker's Bow die. The sentiment is  from Wplus9's Super Star Stamp set.

Keeping with the masculine theme, here is another card.

I masked and stamped the plaid. I still need practice. You can see they are not very evenly stamped. But I still love the colours together. I used the line stamp from the same Wplus9 set to stamp the lines. I then diecut "love" using Iconic Words die also from Wplus9 and mounted it using foam adhesive with a backing paper on the inside. Here is a close up.

I had fun today, stamping plaid and hands are very inky. lol! Thanks Laura for an awesome video and sharing with us plaid stamping technique.

Tomorrow I will try Jennifer's DIY inkpad technique. I don't have the inkpad but I do have babywipes:)

See you soon.



Lisa Lara said...

That tie is adorable Gaya.

Michelle said...

Both great cards, Gayatri! I love plaid. I'll be making a plaid card sometime soon. ;-) Your bow-tie card is gorgeous! I love the story behind it.

Jen W. said...

These are awesome! I especially love the bow tie card - totally put smile on my face. :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Awesome cards! Love the bow tie! How fun!

Taheerah said...

I love these cards so, so much Gayatri! Your plaid stamping is great, the colour choice excellent, and the bow tie design just spectacular!

Lin said...

Beautiful cards, Gayatri! LOVE that plaid one - the colors are wonderful!

Unknown said...

I'm in love with your plaid bow tie!