Sandi MacIver – Stampin with Sandi – Buffalo Check Tartan and Dashing Deer
Hi Stampers and welcome back to another Edition of Stamping Techniques 101.
Today’s Technique is using the Buffalo Check Stamp to create Tartan and Plaid – and I have a card to share too.
I have been sharing cards over the past couple of weeks with these cool Tartan backgrounds created with the NEW Stampin Up Buffalo Check background stamp (page 38 of the Holiday Catalogue).
What’s the difference between Buffalo Check, Tartan and Plaid?
Check: is a symmetrical pattern generally in two colours crossing horizontal and vertical lines that form equal sized squares. (I share an example of this next week).
Tartan: is a pattern consisting of multiple colored criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands. The pattern running vertically is duplicated exactly on the horizontal. Where different colours overlap, a new colour is created.
Plaid: Used to refer to a winter wool garment worn by the Scottish and the pattern woven into the fabric was “tartan”. Now a days, the term Plaid refers to patterns inspired by Tartan Designs. Plaids consist of crossed horizontal and vertical bands in two or more colours. The main difference between tartan and plaids is the vertical stripe does not necessarily match the pattern of the horizontal stripe. Plaids have many variations of band width.
Here is a NEW technique video I created showing you how simple it is to create these cool patterns for your cards. NOTE – if you are reading this in an e-mail, you may need to CLICK HERE to visit my blog to view the video.
As promised, I have another card created with one of the Tartan designs, this one uses the Dashing Deer Stamp Set. I have been having a lot of fun creating Christmas cards using these non-traditional colours and this card also looks beautiful in the more traditional red and green colours too.
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Here is a closer look at the center art piece. I stamped the deer in Crumb Cake.
Next I used another technique “Direct to Rubber”, using my markers to colour the border image before stamping it.
The sentiment is from one of the Holiday Catalogue Host Stamp Sets, Warm Hearted.
Click here for this card created with another Tartan background
Click here for this card also created with the tartan background
thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed today’s project.