It's Merry Monday time again and this week Wendy has challenged us to use pinecones, greenery and plaid ribbon on our cards.
Now I don't own any plaid ribbon at all, so rather than buy some, I decided to sponge my own plaid. It's not exactly a ribbon, but I hope it'll pass muster.
I've made a few plaid pieces in the last few days and this one was made with Distress Inks. In hindsight, that wasn't a good idea because the distress inks stay wet for longer, so after sponging each stripe, I had to heat set before placing the mask down for the next color! I also think the SU inks gave a much crisper and defined line between the colors. Oh well, live and learn :)
The colors I used for the plaid were Festive Berries, Iced Spruce and Vintage Photo. I die-cut and stamped the little pinecone from PTI's Peaceful Pinecones set. The white panel is actually inlaid into the card base, making this a one layer card apart from the die-cut. The reason for that is because no way on earth was I going to sponge a whole card front, so I cut out the centre panel before sponging!
Thanks for visiting. I hope you have time to check out the rest of the design team's creations.
Stamps: Peaceful Pinecones, Signature Christmas (PTI)
Ink: Early Espresso (SU), Vintage Photo, Festive Berries, Iced Spruce (Ranger)
Cardstock: Whisper White
Accessories: Peaceful Pinecones die, Lil Inkers Stitched Mats Rectangles, Always Artichoke and Early Espresso markers