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Check This Buffalo Check Background Out!

Happy Friday! This is Jules of Paper Gems by Jules and I am SO stoked to show you this fun spin on the new Buffalo Check Background stamps. These two backgrounds are going to get a LOT of mileage in your craft room, for sure. There are two different sizes for this awesome background and today, I'm using both with a super easy twist! Check it out!

Red plaid is a perfect casual look during the holiday/winter season and this new A2-sized Buffalo Check background on the Wild Cherry Luxury Card Stock is a perfect combo. But to add a real plaid fill, I used a white gel pen to make lines through the check and it totally adds to this already awesome stamp! And that's just the background!

Because I love all the detail of this plaid background, I didn't want to lose the focus when added an image, so I added the plaid pattern onto the Angie Girl from A Little Warmth stamp set. Want to know how to do that? Just three steps:

  1. Color the scarf in with your chose of coloring mediums. I used Copics (R29, R27, R24, R14).

  2. Create black lines in one direction, while trying to capture some of the curves of the scarf. If you're not sure how, try referencing an image online to see how a plaid scarf would look on someone.

  3. Using a white gel pen (or gold or silver might be fun too) and create subtle lines like your background.

Now, let's slimline this fun background. {Who doesn't love a good slimline card?!} Using the Buffalo Check Slimline stamp on the same Wild Cherry Luxury card stock and backed it on a Black Licorice Luxury card stock card base I made, I trimmed it down to a mini-slimline and added the beautiful girl from the December 2020 Kit of the Month: Smile Wider Laugh Longer.

{Mini Slimline Dimensions: 3 1/4 inches by 6 1/4 inches}

Using the same technique on her scarf to create this simple yet bold image. On this card, I cut the girl out, but still stamped the image onto the Buffalo Check background to place her in the right spot, but also to add the detailing back in. Using the white gel pen, I colored in all the snow flakes from the image and added a few more. Using foam tape, this girl pops off this background with a little dimension too.

Don't feel limited to red with this background stamp (as you'll see with all the other samples made by the design team) or even stamping it in black. This would be great with tone-on-tone or even white on color card stocks!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you've found some inspiration. Make sure to post your Unity creations on our Unity {Show & Tell} Facebook page.

Until next time... Happy Crafting!

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