Sunday 9 January 2022

Embossing on plaid

Hello, crafting friends!
Here's a Christmas card I made with some gorgeous plaid paper gifted to me by a very kind friend. The papers were released by Stampin' Up in 2020 and featured plaids in loads of beautiful colours. I bought a pack and loved it so much I used pretty much every scrap! Of course I couldn't get more as SU don't tend to carry papers over to subsequent catalogues, so I was absolutely delighted with the gift.

For this card, I cut a panel from a blue and green plaid using a stitched rectangle die from Heffy Doodle. I stamped a garland of ivy from Stampin' Up's Quite Curvy stamp set onto a white card panel, and used the same rectangle die to cut it out. The ivy was coloured with alcohol markers and I fussy cut the top section away so that I could layer it over the plaid.

The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Merry Christmas To All and was stamped directly onto the plaid in versamark ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. While I was at it, I drew berries on the ivy with a versamark pen and heat embossed those in gold too.

The panel was attached to a card base and I finished the card with a little bird from the Quite Curvy set, stamped, coloured as a robin with coloured pencils, fussy cut and mounted on dimensional pads.

I'm playing along with Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge where Anything Goes this month; At Jingle Belles, Lauren and Stephanie have a What Santa Brought challenge and I am joining in with my gifted designer paper.

Eva loves opening presents and must be quite bemused when they make an appearance at seemingly random times in the year! Here she is opening one of her presents at Christmas...

... a fabulous crinkly eared elephant which she carried around proudly throughout the festive period! Unfortunately it's gone to the dog toy graveyard already as OH inadvertently used it to play tuggy with Eva at new year and it wasn't designed for that! Please don't feel bad for Eva though - she has an extremely large basket of toys!!

Sending hugs,


  1. Your plaid paper is beautiful Vicky,love the colour tones especially with the gold embossed sentiment,the icy divides the design layout beautifully.
    Great pic of Eva

  2. Love this card. I also have several plaid papers and your idea has inspired me to use mine. Love the way the ivy is the eye catcher..... Flowers would work perhaps....
    Thanks for sharing the tut.

  3. The checkered fabric goes perfectly with your card!!!
    Our dog only got one present for Christmas, but he also had a lot of fun unpacking.

  4. I am so glad that you started blogging again, I followed your posts a good while back but then life got in the way. I love your style of cardmaking, it's so inspirational. Having 2 dogs myself I also love hearing about Eva, she's simply beautiful xx

  5. OH! Vicky, what a perfectly gorgeous card, I love the paper and the border, a super beautiful stamped sentiment also.
    Faith x

  6. That is a gorgeous Christmas card - very sumptuous with the gold embossing on the beautiful paper.

    Another lovely pic of Eva (is there any other kind????)

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  7. Love this plaid with the gold embossing, Vicky! A lovely Christmas card!

  8. I love that plaid paper too! And that little bird is so sweet.

  9. Oh my that’s gorgeous Vicky, I just love how you’ve layered the two, then fussy cut the top layer to meld them together, such a lovely look, please May I use that idea? Adorable Eva, shame about the elephant, but obviously fun while it lasted! Xxx

  10. love the sentiment on plaid ... gorgeous card ... so very glad you shared what Santa brought you with us at Jingle Belles.

  11. What a perfect way to feature that plaid! Love the garland border and that fabulous heat-embossed sentiment, always a favourite for Christmas.


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