Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Technique Tuesday: Plaid Background Birthday Card

Technique Tuesday: Plaid Background
Along with some new additions to my blog you will see a Technique Tuesday every week!  Sometimes it might be an easy technique, sometimes it might be more difficult.  This week I have an easy card for you!
We are doing December Birthday Cards today over at SSInk (click on the link above to check out the other Birthday cards!!) and this works perfectly for me since I have lots of December birthdays!  Three out of four of our parents are in December - two on the same day!  If you think it's hard finding presents for your parents at Christmas, try Christmas and their birthdays all in one month!  Anyway, enough whining from me... today I have new technique.  Check out the card and keep reading!
You might look at this card and immediately think Stampin' Up! came out with a new background stamp, right?  This is not the case!  This background came from one stamp, stamped several times going one way, then I turned the paper and stamped it on a diagonal to make the plaid background!

Wondering what stamp set I used?
Wait for it.... wait for it.... it's a new set you probably never thought about buying! 
It's called "High Five" and I used the bottom stamp - which works perfectly for the plaid pattern!  I am not a perfectionist so lining the up didn't work for me, but you certainly could take out your stamp-a-ma-jig and line up those patterns.  If you love it and want to order it, use #133964 for only $18.95!

Once I stamped those in Bermuda Bay, I added the greeting from Birthday Surprise in Real Red.  I love the images in this stamp set as well!  You can order it from my online store using #134120 for only $17.95,
Thank you for visiting my "Technique Tuesday" and I will see you back here next week for another fun and simple technique!


brrenwick said...

Ha! I was trying to figure out what DSP that was...this is awesome! Love this card!

Diana Eichfeld said...

Great idea for the background, love it!

Kim Ryden said...

I've been thinking about getting that High Five Stamp Set for a while now. I love the lines that you used and all of the sentiments are really cute! Cute card! Awesome sentiment you used...Great minds think alike!