Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Mad for Plaid!

 Welcome crafty friends!

I can't believe we're almost through the first week of September.  It's time for the first challenge of the month at the Double D Challenge Blog.  We're starting September with a "Fall Plaid" theme.  Show us how the mood board below inspires your project.  Link it up to the Double D Challenge Blog by 8 pm, Sunday, September 17, 2023.  You could be the prize winner or one of four creative winners.

Fun inspiration!

The prize chosen by random draw...

P13 Hello Autumn Mini Creative Pad

The warm colors of fall always inspire me...

Happy Birthday

Plaids have always been a favorite design of mine since school days of "Madras plaids".  I dug into some older stash for this mad plaid paper.  This is also my first attempt at a twisted ribbon card.  The double sided plaid worked well for this design.  I used copper metallic specialty paper for the die cut leaf, kept all of the pieces intact and adhered it as one piece.  

Next, I created a shaker card using just the top layer of the die cut leaf.
I die cut the leaf into the card front and backed it with the plaid on the reverse side of the front panel plaid.  The leaf layer is adhered to acetate with sequins added between the layers.  I cut a smaller metallic leaf to mat the stamped sentiment.
From my stash...
Honey Bee Lovely Layers Leaf
Photoplay Fall Plaids 
Spellbinders Banner Shapeabilities
Spellbinders Foliage Shapeabilites
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Be sure to check out the fun "Fall Plaids" challenge at the Double D.
Your entry could be a winner.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope to see you again soon.


Birgit said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous Vicki! I've never tried twisted ribbon, but it sure is pretty with the two patterns. The shaker card is pure fall delight!

Donna Phelan said...

OMGoodness....these creations are gorgeous! I love that twisted ribbon technique, may have to give that a try at some point! That Maple Leaf is magnificent! YOWZA! It is so perfect! And a pretty plaid Shaker card (my favorite kind of card!) It's gorgeous! I love the added smaller leaf too, perfect place for your sentiment to land! Fabulous!!!

Darlene said...

WOW ... look at you go! Your initial card is GORGEOUS! LOVE LOVE LOVE that plain ribbon panel and your maple leave is stunning. How smart of you to used your off cuts to create another beauty ... and a shaker to boot! WELL DONE! Amazing Fall inspiration ... thanks!

Diane said...

Wow, that copper leaf is stunning, and the entire card design is ah-mazing, the twisted ribbon technique is beautiful, I've never seen it before, and then of course there is the shaker, shakers are one of my favorite cards and yours is gorgeous!! That's what I love about our teams, all so unique and inspiring!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh! I love the effect of the twisted ribbon technique. I've always meant to try this with ribbon, but I like it even better with paper. Your shaker leaf is just gorgeous! Love that you have both the skeleton leaf and the smaller full leaf. The copper glows against the fall plaid!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous cards and I adore the Autumnal colours and that leaf, wow..
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Little Red Wagon, hope you will play again..

Chrissy said...

Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Little Red Wagon, hope you will play again..

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Loved the bronze matallic paper used for your leafs in both of your cards... and I agree Fall plaid is always such a nice coordinating paper for backgrounds. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and you have also met the requirement for Inspiration Station our partner for this challenge... please share with them too at

Alyson Mayo said...

The metallic paper for the leaf just makes these cards - love the twisted ribbon technique on the first card! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

Darlene said...

I can't say enough about how beautiful these cards are ... very striking! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.

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Melanie R said...

Using metallic paper for the leaf on this card is pure perfection, Vicki! I also love what you did with the background - the plaid paper finishes the Autumn vibe beautifully. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #147. -- Melanie R.

Cindy C. said...

Both so beautifully done, the mixed plaid papers so delightful! Thanks for linking up to our September challenge gallery at Die Cut Divas.

Diane said...

Well you already know I LOVE your shaker card!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at The Four Seasons!
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Michelle N. said...

Wow-love the gorgeous plaid and copper together-stunning! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

Melanie Hungerford said...

Love your shaker card, that plaid with the metallic paper is a beautiful fall color palette! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Donna Walls said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, I'm loving that metallic leaf and the braided panel is perfect. Thanks for playing at the Inspiration Station Challenge and we look forward to more of your lovely designs soon.
Donna xx
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Arlene said...

Both cards are beautiful! WOW. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our "Anything Goes" challenge.

Doni High said...

Awesome design! I like the braided plaid idea a lot. must try that soon. I also have that leaf die cut and use it often.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two gorgeous autumn cards, Vicki! So glad you shared with us at Die Cut Divas!!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is really a fun Autumn card. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful art with us at The Four Seasons Challenge. We love having you share your art with us and would love to have you share with us again and again. We look forward to it.

aussie aNNie said...

Love how beautiful and serene this one is! Enjoy the week!

Vickie Z said...

Love the twisted ribbon effect... haven't seen that!! Lovely cards!! So happy you joined us at CTD!!

Donna Scholz said...

Vicki, BOTH of your cards are so pretty! The shaker card is very clever, but my heart reaches out to your twisted ribbon card with it's large coppery leaf!! Thank you so much for sharing your cards and creativity with us at Double Trouble!!! -Donna

Judy Woodland said...

How beautiful! Both your creations are gorgeous. I have never heard of a twisted ribbon card, will have to find out more about it. Your colors are fabulous!!! And then a shaker card, I haven't made one of those in forever. Thanks for the inspiration, my friend.

Kellianne said...

These are just beautiful!! I love the copper shine! Thank you for sharing with us at Double Trouble! :)

Helen said...

Two great cards. Love the technique you used on the first one.

Thanks for joining us at the Inspiration Station Challenge.

Helen x


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