New Extended Plaids DIGI Printable BKGDS

Do You Love Plaids and Tartans?

I really DO LOVE plaids and tartans! I really don’t why, but I do! Maybe because I spent most of my youth wearing a plaid uniform to school? (Love how I never had to think about what to wear!) OR is it that I dream of one day roaming the Highlands of Scotland? I have no idea! I just know I LOVE plaid!

So, today I have another new DIGI Printable BKGD I would like to share with you. It is #2 of the 3 new DIGI printable designs that are new in the KSS shop.

Today’s showing is spotlighting the digi set called Extended Plaids. As with all of our digi printable bkgd sets, this set was designed for a quick and dynamic “wallpaper” background for foiling alone or with the additional use of the stamp set, Gingham & Plaid Stamps. But this set, unlike the digi set – Gingham & Plaid printable set, this set was designed to extend the full length of 11″ (great when creating slimline cards). Plus, two additional plaid designs: a Buffalo Plaid and a Bold “Tartan” style plaid.

The Extended Plaids set contains 4 different designs: Diagonal Plaid, Thin “Dot-Pearl” Plaid (these first two can also be used with the stamp set Gingham & Plaid), Buffalo Plaid, and Bold “Tartan” Plaid.

Below is an example of the Diagonal Plaid design foiled in Gold Glitter Stars and stamped with Mint to Be and Skylight (Catherine Pooler inks) and the stamp set: Gingham & Plaid.

Stamping extra plaid lines can be done by two ways after printing the design on a laser printer. I have discovered that each way have a few different issues can occure:

  • Stamp and then foil – This way you do not have to carefully buff off (with a small piece of clean micro-fiber cloth or a Q-tip) any extra ink, but the heat from the Minc machine (or laminator) that is needed to reheat the toner to have the foil stick, can change the color of the ink and making it look duller. This doesn’t happen to all colors. The bonus, the color has not been heat set.
  • Foil and then stamp – You DO have to carefully buff off any extra ink that is left on the foiled plaid area. This is best to do this so ink doesn’t smear is by wiping in the same direction as the foiled line. Use a small piece of clean micro-fiber cloth or a Q-tip for really thin lines.

Stamps to create this card: Gingham & Plaid Clear Stamps, Peas & Carrots (Multi Step) Clear Stamps, and Diagonal Plaid background form DIGI – Extended Plaids Printable BKGD (for FOILING) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

This is a closer look of stamping the plaid lines twice, butting up the ends for an extended plaid lines.

This is what it looks like after butting up the two ends over the foiled lines.

Note: I find it much easier to do this type of stamping with a clear stamping block than a stamping platform. The block allows me to place one edge of the stamp and then slightly “swing” the block in place before stamping. (But this is my preference).

Another example with more step-by-step photos stamping Gingham & Plaid stamps with an Extended Plaid from SPRING FLING can be found HERE.

My next card is an example of the Buffalo Plaid design foiled in Blue Glitter Stars and then added ink blending with Stone Blue (Catherine Pooler inks) for a fabulous masculine background on the Father’s Day card.

Stamps to create this card: Lighthouse (Multi Step) Clear Stamps, Cabin by the Lake (Multi Step) Clear Stamps (water), Seaside Seagull (Multi Step) Clear Stamps (beach grass & small seagulls), Whole Family Clear Stamps, Bold Holiday Greetings Clear Stamps, SVG Cut Cloud Stencil, and Buffalo Plaid background form DIGI – Extended Plaids Printable BKGD (for FOILING) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

This is a quick card using just the Buffalo Plaid design foiled in Red Glitter Stars and then added ink blending with Juniper Mist (Catherine Pooler inks) for a bold masculine background.

Stamps to create this card: Bold Holiday Greetings Clear Stamps and Buffalo Plaid background form DIGI – Extended Plaids Printable BKGD (for FOILING) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you are having a fabulous and shimmery day!

Please check in with the KSS Design Team and see what inspiration they have cooked up for you this week. Have a wonderful inky day!

Lynn  Nancy (Video Demo)

Supplies for the card above:

Paper:

  • Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah (for stamped images).
  • (Thanks a Bunch Plaid Card): Berrylicious & Cobalt from Cards & Pockets.
  • (Lighthouse Father’s Day Card): Berrylicious from Cards & Pockets.
  • (Bold Buffalo Father’s Day Card): Cobalt from Cards & Pockets.
  • All Digi Backgrounds: laser print out (for foiling): Hamilco White Glossy card stock.

Inks: Memento Inks & Cathrine Pooler – see color recipes tab under menu

  • Sentiments:
    • (Thanks a Bunch Plaid Card): Mandarine Spice – Catherine Pooler.
    • (Lighthouse Father’s Day Card): Blue Belle and Medieval Blue – VersaFine Clair
    • (Bold Buffalo Father’s Day Card): Rockin’ Red – Catherine Pooler. Blue Belle – VersaFine Clair
  • Ink Blending Bkgds:
    • (Lighthouse Father’s Day Card): Stone Blue – Catherine Pooler.
    • (Bold Buffalo Father’s Day Card): Juniper Mist – Catherine Pooler.

Embellishments: pop dots

Foil: (toner transfer foil unless noted)

  • (Thanks a Bunch Plaid Card): Gold Glitter Stars from H&H Sign Supply.
  • (Lighthouse Father’s Day Card): Blue Glitter Stars from H&H Sign Supply.
  • (Bold Buffalo Father’s Day Card): Red Glitter Stars from H&H Sign Supply.

2 thoughts on “New Extended Plaids DIGI Printable BKGDS

  1. Pretty cards with the plaid.

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