Sep 13, 2018

Wendy Vecchi Two-Toned Plaid Background Fall Card


 Hello friends!  I'm popping in for a quick post to share my first fall card of the season with you. 


I was craving some plaid paper for my fall cards and decided to try a technique for two-toned stamping with my stamp platform.   I chose a plaid stamp by Wendy Vecchi and used Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks with Frayed Burlap for the dipping.  I layered with Tim's Wildflowers 2 dies, Fall Foliage dies, Tim’s flower punch and Pondering Words Thin to complete the project.  I shared this one minute process video on my Instagram feed and Tim's FB Group.  Check it out below! 


Here's my first collection of plaid backgrounds.  I will say that if you want to use completely opposite colors you should dip in your "aging bath" first then dry and stamp your colors, like I did on the Rusty Hinge and Crushed Olive sample on the right.  I hope you enjoy this technique and your fall season is off to a great start.


20 comments:

Maxine D said...

Wonderful backgrounds Autumn - not only stamped well, but I love hos you have smudged and generally distressed them
Blessings
Maxine

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

He he..ageing bath !! I loved the vintage looking plaid papers you stamped ! Your card in s lovely.

Redanne said...

Wow Autumn, you created some wonderful plaid backgrounds and your card is beautiful! Great video too! Hugs, Anne xx

Lisa said...

Wow, the background look so amazing!! What gorgeous vintage colors!! I love the fall foliage dies, too!! This is spectacular, my friend!! I can't wait to see what you create with the rest of the plaid backgrounds!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Linda Kunsman said...

fabulous looking plaid backgrounds Autumn!! Thanks for sharing the technique along with the lovely fall card!

Katie Lamb said...

Stunning

Donna Ellis said...

Love your amazing plaids and gorgeous colors, Autumn! Beautiful creation so full of love and Fall feelings. It will be the closest thing to Fall that I will experience! Smile. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations and inspiring me today! XXOO

Kate Yetter said...

Oh, I just love that plaid! Beautiful fall card. It reminds me of all my favorite things.
Kate

Annie said...

A wonderful fall card Autumn x Love the plaid effect and those stunning florals...fabulous xx
Hope Florence is kind as she makes her way through the states xx Thinking of you all xx
Annie xx

Marty Fishman said...

Beautiful card, Autumn, I just love your backgrounds! I love making Fall cards, also, since it's my favorite time of year. The addition of the beautiful flowers and word are just perfect! Your process video was so helpful as I never thought about moving the paper over a bit (duh!). I hope all is well with you and your family, my friend. Hugs!

Mac Mable said...

What a unique and wonderful technique and so very effective. Loving the colour combination and layout of your beautiful fall card x.

Ellibelle said...

Soooooo beautiful!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

You make it all look so simple Autumn, beautiful backgrounds. Perfect for the next two seasons. It was great to see you process video.
Your card brings everything I love about Autumn. Thank you for sharing.
BIG Hugs Tracey xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Upon 1st glance at your beautiful fall card I would have never guessed you made the background. I looks so much like a beautiful paper pad. thank you for the video and your process.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Beautiful plaid backgrounds, and so fun to watch you work!

Paper Profusion said...

The perfect fall card Autumn and beatifully balanced design. Thanks for sharing video - you are very organised. That colour box tool looks handy! Hope you are faring ok through the storm. Nicola x

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous card Autumn, great distressed background and lovely flower cluster!
I love making my own stamped backgrounds, I'm going to check if I have any stamp I could use for a plaid effect...

Aileen said...

Beautiful card Autumn and you should enter it over at The Flower Challenge. It is perfect for our Anything Goes challenge for September and I love how you made that background paper and your design and colours. Pure inspiration.

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Beautiful fall colours! Your colour choices are always divine, but perhaps you do the fall/autumn colours best - probably because you were named after the season! Happy Autumn! xx

Helen Wallace said...

Fabulous plaids ( we call them Tartan's) I enjoyed your little tip with moving the paper across too. As you head into Autumn, Spring has sprung here and we are enjoying the blossoms and daffodils.

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