Hi, today is the fifth day of Online Card Classes-Backgrounds Into the Foreground. All of the demonstrators today were fantastic-again! Laura Bassen did a plaid background that I thought was awesome! I wanted to try it because it looked challenging and it was a beautiful effect.
This technique is created by distressing. Laura used Post It paper on a roll that you tear off to get the strips you need and then they are positioned on the card stock and distressed between the strips of paper, move the strips of paper in a pattern and you create this plaid effect. However you move the paper is up to you and how you want your pattern to look. You can use strips of paper and adhere it with removable adhesive if you don't have or can't find the Post It paper on a roll. It does take a little patience but I really do like this technique. No stamping accept for the greeting. I added a few enamel dots. I also did something different from Laura, she did the plaid pattern all the way to the end of the paper. I cut a mask for the frame and then just did the pattern within the masked frame. I also rounded the corners with my 1/4" Corner Chomper.
Distress Inks: Tim Holtz Ripe Persimmon, Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Spice Marmalade
Greeting: Stampin' Up Seasonal Sayings
Sizzix Scallop Frames
Post It Paper Roll
Inkadinkadoo Masking Paper