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Creating backgrounds with the Plaid and Diagonal Press Plates

Hello again friends!

Today I'm sharing some ideas to create colorful backgrounds using both the Plaid Press Plate and the Diagonal Press Plate from Pinkfresh Studio.

From the moment I saw these awesome Press Plates, I knew I wanted to create a colorful background using Pinkfresh Studio mini ink cubes. When you have created  your first background, you can't stop trying different color combos...

For my first project I used the Plaid Press Plate. I placed my plate onto the chase and inked up from top to bottom: Ocean Breeze, Fresh Pear, LimoncelloCandy Apple, Coral Reef, and Ballet Slipper. Once my press plate was inked, I run it through my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine. I could have repeated the process to get a complete plaid pattern but I was afraid it was too busy and didn't want to risk losing this background. I went ahead and cut out a piece of 4 by 5 1/4 inch vellum to soften the vibrancy of the colors. 

The design I had in mind was so simple: add a label or a circle with ta black sentiment on top and tuck some flowers as accents underneath.

I used the Basic Label Frames die set to cut out one of the labels and then stamped a sentiment from the Farm Fresh Stamp set with Detail Black ink.

Next up I colored the Berries and Blossoms cling stamp with a color combo I used on another project and that I thought it would go well with the background: Sky Blue, Summer Shower, Citron, Grassy Knoll, Olive, Ballet Slipper, Raspberry BlissPassion Fruit and Candy Apple. Once I cut out the images with the coordinating die, I adhered them under the sentiment and added some Silver Metallic Pearls.

For my next project I used the Diagonal Plaid Press plate. I followed the same steps as in my previous card: I inked up my Diagonal plaid plate with ink cubes: Ocean Breeze, Soft Lilac, Ballet Slipper, Coral Reef and Fresh Pear. Once I run it through my die cutting machine, I turned the plate 90 degrees on the chase and inked up my Diagonal Plate again with the same colors except Ballet Sleeper in the center. To add my sentiment I used to circle dies: The larger die from the Nested Circles die and the smaller one from the Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle die set. I stacked them and stamped the sentiment from the Best Things stamp set. Once I cut it out with the coordinating die, I  foam mounted it onto the circles.

To embellish my background, I white heat embossed the Never Give up flower onto vellum, die cut it out and placed it under my sentiment. I used once again the Berries and Blossom set and colored it using: Soft Lilac, Candy Violet, Waterfall, Citron, Grassy Knoll, Olive, Lemon whip and Sunkissed. I cut them out with coordinating die and arranged them around my sentiment.

For my last project I used the Plaid Press Plate again:

I used similar colors to ink up this plate: Waterfall, Coral Reef, Ballet Slipper, Citron and Fresh Pear.

To decorate this background I white heat embossed the leaves clusters from the Fluttering Butterflies stamp set onto vellum and cut out some flowers from the Stylized Floral die set. I colored these flowers with the same colors of my background.

Since I had another plaid background, I used the Shaker Tag Book die to create two tags and used some leftovers from the projects I had just created:

 I had a blast creating these projects and I hope they inspire you to create!

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting,


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