Father’s Day Card (Stamped Plaid) – Make a Card Monday #254

Wow! I can’t believe we’re over a week into the month of June! Where did May go? :) This Sunday is Father’s Day so I thought it would be the perfect time to create another Father’s Day card.

For this one layer card, I used a  bit of masking and stamped a custom plaid background pattern. I love creating plaid like this. It’s so fun! And just by using more masculine colors of ink (Dark Chocolate, Sunshine, Olive, and Soft Navy), you can give it a masculine look.

The plaid background makes me thing of camping, which is definitely for dads, right? :)

I used Simon’s Father’s Day stamp set for the main greeting, and Clearly Besotted’s Basic Stripes for the plaid stamping. Super simple and easy.

NOTE: Make sure to watch the beginning of the video for a tip on cutting a top folding portrait card in a smaller paper trimmer. I recently switched to a smaller trimmer and had to figure this out since I love to make top-folding cards and the trimmer only accommodates 8.5″ on the cut edge. :)

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  1. Hi Kristina! Love your plaid Father’s Day card. You always amaze me with the way you combine colors and patterns. I struggle with that. When you heat embossed the sentiment it reminded me of how badly my cardstock warps when I heat it. How do you flatten your cards back out?

  2. I don’t know if I’d have the patience to create the plaid, but it looks beautiful. And I have tried that scratch technique to remove errant ink and sometimes I’m successful and sometimes I’m not.

  3. Thanks Kristina for this tip filled video. i especially liked the tip for scratching off ink boo boos! And I am embarrassed to say that I have had my Tonic trimmer for a LONG time and not thought to simply fold first to cut a top folding card! So thank you very much!

  4. Super cute card Kristina! Thanks so much for all that you teach us!

  5. I really love this masculine card. I’m definitely gonna give it a go. Don’t see enough male cards. Thanks

  6. Love how you created the plaid for this card. TFS!

  7. Hi Kristina !
    Bravo for your amazing Father’s day card. Your videos are my favorite entertainment !!
    I have the same question as Lisa : how do you make your card flat after heat embossing ? I know that you wait the heat gun is very hot and that you heat both sides of the paper to avoid most of the wraping problem. But, despite I follow your advices, it seems that my cards are not as flat as yours.

  8. is fantastic!

  9. You really do Gorjuss work!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. PERFECT PLAID card – LOVE IT!!!
    I always struggle with masculine cards and this is a great design – THANK YOU for sharing your tips and stamping technique, I look forward to trying it, along with your white gel pen edging :)
    PS – I do have a paper trimmer but for some reason it doesn’t cut square, so I still use a stainless steel ruler & craft knife to cut my cards to size on my 12×12 craft mat.


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