How to Make Plaids
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How to Make Plaids

Making your own plaid background is so fun. I just love being able to create something that matches perfectly with the colors I'm using on that particular project. It's easy to do and just wows everyone who sees it. Here a few tips and simple steps to follow so you too can wow your friends!

plaid sunflower.JPG (15503 bytes)Tips:

1. Plaid stamps are 5" long, so your paper should be no longer than 5". For longer strips, try making the plaid go diagonal!

2. Use a "top-bottom-middle" technique to make your plaid pattern even. Here's now: Start your pattern by lining up your stamp with the top of the card and then stamp. Now go to the bottom and stamp a stripe. Next, stamp a stripe in the middle.  It’s so easy to get it even when you do this “top-bottom-middle” technique. 

3. After your initial "top-bottom-middle" technique, fill in extra plaids lines if you wish. Then turn your card 90 degrees and repeat the pattern.

4. To add interest, stamp your first plaid using stamps such as O112 where there is an open space betweent the lines. Then add another plaid stamp such as O110 in that open space in a different color of ink. It's an easy way to "take it up a notch!"

 


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