Laura Bassen's clean and simple style had me from the word go - the moment I saw her work I was hooked. Precision is key to creating a beautiful clean and simple look and one of the techniques that requires precision and that Laura is queen of is plaid stamping. I was thrilled when she so graciously accepted my invitation to teach this technique here in the CLASSroom! Currently Laura does design work for Paper Smooches, Runway Inspired Challenges, Jane's Doodles, and Clear & Simple Stamps.
To see more of Laura's gorgeous work please visit her blog, Doublestick Heaven! I would appreciate if you would help us thank Laura for sharing her technique with us here in the CLASSroom today. Please leave your comment on her post about being a guest here. As our way of thanking you for taking the time to do so you will have a chance to win some fo the fabulous products she used in this post! You know you are in the right place if you see the following picture.
Thank you Laura for teaching us how to do this beautiful and addictive stamping technique here in the CLASSroom! -Ellen
Hello there! I’m so excited to be joining Ellen Hutson in the Classroom today to do a plaid stamping tutorial. I thought it would be fun to create a plaid pattern on an angle and show how the colors overlap one another. So let’s get started!
First, you need to stamp your sentiment and begin stamping your first strip of color to create the plaid.
Now just continue stamping more strips of color.
Next you’ll need to mask off your sentiment.
Now begin stamping your strips of colors going in the opposite direction.
Continue stamping until you have equal strips going both ways.
Finally, remove your mask and admire with great self admiration!
Here’s the final result in all it’s glory.
And here’s a close up.
I did one more card, just for fun. Here’s the two together.
Be warned, though, plaid stamping can become very addicting. There are endless patterns to create and color combinations to try. I’ll be honest, I go through a ton of printer paper beforehand testing out my stamping to make sure I get just the right amount of spacing between strips and colors just how I want them, so make sure you test what you do before you waste that precious Neenah Solar White. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and are inspired to try some plaid stamping. Thanks so much for having me today! - Laura