Monday, April 5, 2010

How I Build Plaid Patterns

I had so much fun creating my plaid pattern using PTI's Distressed Stripes for my PTI Blog Hop Post that I thought I would make another one.  I took pictures of each step so you can see how easy it really is!  For this one, I used a 4" square of PTI's Stampers Select White Cardstock to build on.  Then I picked out 6 different ink pads to use:  PTI's Ocean Tides, Hawaiian Shores & Berry Sorbet and Distress Inks in Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade & Dusty Concord.

I just randomly pick a stripe and start stamping leaving about the same amount of space between each stripe.  Just be careful to keep your stripes parallel - I just eyeball it.

Then switch stripes and add the second color.  (I suppose you wouldn't have to switch, depending on the look you are going for.)

The third color completes the bottom layer.

Then turn your paper 90 degrees and start stamping again!  Here I have added all of the Berry Sorbet Stripes and the first of the Ocean Tides stripes.

After adding the Hawaiian Shores stripes, my plaid pattern is finished!

Here is the card I created with it.
I used Kraft Cardstock for the base.  The distressed purple paper at the top is from BasicGrey's Kioshi 6x6 paper pad. (I LOVE this collection!!) The sentiment is from Big & Bold Wishes.  I wrapped New Leaf Saddled Stitched Ribbon around the patterned paper and tied it off with Rustic Cream Button Twine and a transparent button from my Spring Mix.  It was nice enough to take this picture outside today!  Yeah for Spring weather!!

Thanks for stopping by; have a fabulous day!
~Anika

*All Supplies used were Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise noted.*

17 comments:

Jennifer Carter said...

Great tutorial! What a FUN set! Your card (and paper) is awesome!!

Sue Ann said...

Now I have to rethink this set ......... I do love how you can make such a great pattern ...... oh the decisions!!! Your card turned out great!!

Jackie Pedro said...

LOVE your card and tutorial, Anika!! Wonderful card!

Laurie said...

Anika, this is so cute! You are making me WANT this set! :)

Jennifer K said...

Thanks for the step-by-step, Anika. I haven't tried making a plaid yet but you make it look easy enough. Great card!

megspaulding said...

Very nice Anika! I love the paper stripes you made and thanks for the step by step, I am having a hard time with this set! Well done!

Janice {Nysse} said...

I love the plaid you created and thanks for sharing the step by stem...I don't have these stamps yet, but maybe soon???

resmith said...

LOve the tutorial on how you made your plaid background paper. Love your card!

Pat said...

Your step by step instructions are great. I hope to try out your technique this weekend. Your plaids are fabulous!

Diane Jaquay said...

Thank you thank you thank you for doing this tutorial Anika!! I bought this set but have been afraid to use it, I've been like, hmmm, I'm not exactly sure how to do this (yes, I know that sounds lame lol). Your plaid looks fabulous on your card, and I'm going to use your tutorial as a guide and try this tomorrow!

Baseret said...

Great card Anika. This set is so much fun but can be intimidating to some,great tutorial!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Excellent tutorial. Love the end result and now maybe I'll get that set.

Emm said...

Love it! Thanks for the step by step photos.

Dana said...

Holey cow, thanks for the step-by-step pics Anika! You are soo good at the plaid thing...I need to take a course from you or something!

Ann said...

Ooo this is lovely - I definitely want to put this set on my wish list - you know, the one for when I've won the lottery, or found a job! Great instructions Anika. The colours you've used are gorgeous.

BethieJ said...

LOVE this Anika.. the color are so PRETTY together!

Diane said...

Thanks so much for posting this! I think I am plaid challenged. You have given me courage to try again. Wish me luck.