Sunday, January 17, 2016

Playing with Plaid

It was such a scramble before Christmas trying to make all my Christmas cards so I've decided to join in on the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenges as much as possible this year.

Since I had a bit of time to make a card I decided to join in on the challenge this week. The challenge is Plaid.

Well I searched high and low to see if I had any plaid items like paper, ribbon or even stamps that could be used to make a plaid pattern, and I came up with nothing! Then I remembered this rag quilt I made last year

and after a little hunt for scraps of leftover fabric, I came up with some bits and pieces for my card. Now what to do with them! In the end I decided to make a cosy hat a scarf for a cute Hero Arts snowman and also use the fabric for borders. Thanks again to my friend Linda for giving me the the snowman stamp and die sets:) She's another big fan of the Merry Monday Challenges and first introduced me to the Merry Monday Challenges.

Stamps - Frosty Wishes (Hero Arts) and Polar Set by Lia (Hero Arts)
Die set - Snowman Die Cuts (Hero Arts)
Embossing Folder - Snowflakes (Cuttlebug)

I started by heat embossing the sentiment on a panel of card and added an embossed snowbank which has touches of diamond stickles on the snowflakes. Sorry the photo isn't great - it's a really dull day here today. Then I stamped and cut out the snowman, did a little colouring with Promarkers and added the die cut plaid hat and scarf. To finish I frayed a couple of strips of fabric and used them as borders.

As I had a variety of plaid strips left over from the quilt I also die cut hats and scarves in a couple of other colours. I hope to make another couple of snowmen cards during the week to get a good start on my Christmas card stash.


Lin said...

Love this, Heather, and it's extra special knowing how much you love fabrics! What a fun design!!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow what a fabulous quilt and I love how you have used the tartan on your snowman card.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your plaid quilt, Heather, and how fun to use the scraps for your snowman! I told the clerk at the spa about Merry Monday and that was her suggestion - make a snowman with a plaid scarf - LOL. Well, you did one better with the plaid top hat!! Glad you're finding that set useful and so glad you're able to play on Merry Monday!

Debbie Henderson said...

This is such a neat idea to use fabric. Love the fringe and love your quilt too! Thanks for playing Merry Monday this week!

Sharron said...

Oh, what fun! Love your plaid fabric hat & scarf! Great way to dress up your adorable little snowman!!

Cat Craig said...

Oh Heather, this is fabulous, love the fabric touch.

Betty Keefe said...

your snowman is the cutest ever Heather - and that rag quilt looks wonderful too!

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