Sunday, August 1, 2010

Plaid Silhouettes Tutorial

Hello everyone!!! I am hosting the Technique Lover's Challenge again on Splitcoaststampers and I have a super fun technique for you today!!! It's something that I developed a while ago for silhouette stamps...ya know those solid stamps that are so hard to get ink to cover evenly!! I decided to try and make a plaid look by tapping the edge of the ink pad in a spaced pattern first going from left to right and then to flip the stamp and go from right to left.

For the leaf stamp I first stamped a base color of Mustard Seed over the whole stamp.
Then, at an angle starting at the top of the leaf, I used the edge of the Crushed Olive ink pad to hit the stamp every 1/4 to 1/2 inch all the way down.

Then I started at the top again only angled the other direction and again, hit the stamp with the edge of the Pealed Paint ink every 1/4 to 1/2 inch all the way down the stamp.

Stamp onto white or vanilla cardstock...'s plaid!!!!

I entered this in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #5 to use black and white and a splash of color.
Stamps: Rubbernecker Fall Trilogy and Rubbernecker Floral Silhouettes set #467
Paper: White, Black, Basic Grey's Origins dp
Ink: Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Nestabilities, Silk Ribbon, Pearls, Foam Tape

This is another stamp I used for the plaid technique....this time instead of hitting the edge of the ink pad on the stamp I lowered the ink pad slightly and used a little more of the ink pad to create a wider plaid look.
Tap the ink pad first from left to right.....

and then flip the stamp and tap the ink pad on the stamp from the right to left. You can use as many colors as you want or use only one can still achieve the plaid look.

I did not use a base color on this one because I lowered the ink pad a little more and color hit the stamp each time I hit the stamp. I used Spiced Marmalade, Warn Lipstick, and Pealed Paint.

Stamps: Rubbernecker Floral Silhouettes #467
Paper: White, Black, Old Olive, Basic Grey Stella Ruby dp
Ink: Warn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Pealed Paint
Accessories: Lace, Ribbon, Black Rhinestone Flourish, Candy Dots, EK Success Scallop Border Punch
Can ya tell I am having fun with this technique?? I just had to make one more....
The base color is Pretty in Pink....then for the plaid lines I used Tempting Turquoise and Certainly Celery. I made the lines with the very edge of the ink pad because it is a real small cake image.

The second cake uses Pretty in Pink as the base and Regal Rose for the plaid lines.

Stamps: Rubbernecker's Party Time #442
Paper: White, Basic Grey Lime Ricky dp, Stampin Up! dp
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Cetainly Celery, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Ribbon, Nestabilities, Button, Twine

Thanks for visiting and now get out those solid stamps and make a little plaid!!!!


Kimberly S said...

How fun, and what gorgeous results Joan! Thanks so much for sharing your technique!! :)

Marilyn (stampwithMJ) said...

Thanks for sharing this technique. Very cool & it doesn't look too hard at all! Great looking cards too, Joan!

Judy McMullen said...

What a terrific and fun technique, Joan! You are amazing!!

Amber (bambi64) said...

Very interesting, Joan! Hopefully I'll have some time this week to try it out. Thanks for directions.

Melissa said...

Awesome cards and technique Joan! I can't wait to give this technique a try.

Sandy said...

Way cool!!! This I gotta try:)

Nessie said...

What a fantastic technique - and one I have never seen before! I have a huge solid flower stamp that I rarely use, because it is nearly impossible to get even coverage. Now I know what i will try. Thnak you sooo much for this great tutorial.

Amber Hight said...

Fun technique Joan! Off to play!

Kittie said...

Great tutorial to share, Joan! I am still challenged even though I saw you do this in person. LOL!

Unknown said...

Awesome technique, Joan!!!! Gotta try it!!!

Mothermark said...

Now THAT is cool! What fun this is.....and all your samples are to die for! You did good! Very nicely done Joan!

Sabrina said...

What a cool technique, Joan. Took me a bit of practising, but I think I was trying to get my lines too narrow at first. After I took a closer look at yours I stopped worrying so much about precision and just had fun :D.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Hi Sweetie! What a fab idea, and how well explained!! This will be fun........I'm off to try it now!! Hugs!

Bev J. said...

Great technique and pretty cards-tfs.

Beth Norman said...

Wow, those are so beautiful Joan. Thank you for such a detailed tutorial.

Kelly S. said...

OMG you are a genius, Joan! I cannot wait to try this...I LOVE your projects! The leafy one might be my fave by a teensy weensy bit. I do have silhouette leaf frond images so I am picking that one to try first! Thanks sooo much for this awesome tutorial!

Julia Aston said...

What a great idea Joan! this happens so often - not being able to get good coverage! can't wait to get home from work to try this out!

Sheila Bennett said...

Very nice! I really like your quick, simple way to add multiple ink colors and create some 'texture' to the image.

Sallie said...

Joan, this is FABULOUS!! Simple to do with the a lot of impact on the finished image. Thanks!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

clever! now I need to go find some solid stamps to use.

MariLynn said...

Awesome tutorial. Thanks for sharing it!

Ronni said...

can't wait to give this a try!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my gosh, Joan, what a FABULOUS technique and three wonderful samples. Very cool!!

slbt17 said...

Thanks - this is wonderful! Love the look.

Linda Palmer said...

I love this look. I enjoyed the tutorial and will have to try it. All the cards are so pretty. They are all my favorites.

Jodi Collins said...

How COOL Joan! AWESOME technique and I LOVE all of your samples! Can't wait to get home and ink up my silhouette stamps!!

Unknown said...

Joan, this is a magnificent technique! I can't wait to try it when I get home!!! Thanks so much for sharing it!!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

well...aren't you entirely too CLEVAH.....fab tutorial..clear instructions AND wow....what beautiful rock, my friend

Melisa Waldorf said...

Joan this is an AWESOME technique!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

ChristineCreations said...

What a cool technique Joan! So creative and it has such a neat effect! Great cards!

Shawna said...

Fabulous cards Joan! I love, love, love your plaid technique. Thanks for the tutorial.

Stacy Morgan said...

Joan these are wonderful and your tutorial is awesome! Very pretty cards.

The Design Team said...

OMGoodness! This is awesome! I love this idea and your tutorial is fantastic! Your cards are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing - Can't wait to try it!

Unknown said...

Hey...its my friend Joan!
I saw your black and white card @ SCS!!!!
So glad you took me up on the invitation to join us in Really Reasonable Ribbon's "Black and White" challenge!
Your project is beautiful!
Please bookmark our team's Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings blog or add us to your challenge blog list. We have 2 challenges a month on the 1st and the 15th and would love to have you join us as a regular!
Good luck in the prize drawing!
True :D

Dana said...

Fabby tut, I can't wait to try it myself. Love all three of your cards too.

Angie Tieman said...

Very cool technique! Thanks for sharing!

Kay said...

Love this!! Going to try it right now!

Tricia F said...

Wow - i am certainly going to try this technique when i next use a solid stamp. I tend to give them a wide birth cos they are solid but this makes them usable.
x Tricia

Mary Cavalier said...

Love this - and the pink, turquoise and celery reminds me of a favorite plaid skirt I had in High School (too many years ago!)
I can't wait to try this.

Holly Saveur said...

Great fun...thank you for sharing .

Broni said...

You are so brilliant, lady!! I remember seeing you do this in Texas!! I was in awe then, and am in awe now! Fabulous tutorial!!

C said...

Awesome technique..thanks for the great tutorial!

Barb Vinnes said...

This is so cool,thank you SOOOO much for sharing,this GREAT technique!!!

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Braden Farden said...

You are so brilliant, lady!! I remember seeing you do this in Texas!! I was in awe then, and am in awe now! Fabulous tutorial!!

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Wow - of course I want to try this technique when I use solid stamps. I prefer to give them a wide birth, because they are solid, but that makes them available.

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