How to Craft Handsome Plaid Stripes

Creating Plaid using Line Stamps

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Handsome plaid card in reds, greens and purples made by Martha Lucia Gomez using line stamps and Kaleidacolor ink. A puppy stamp completes the design with the sentiment "Have a dogsome Birthday!".

Creating my own patterns is one of my passions and plaid technique can look very different with just changing the colors and designs of single stripe stamps. I made this with Kaleidacolor Ink and lineal stamps. Take a look at how to make this easily and quickly!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour



Step 1

Cut a layer of card stock in a neutral color and mark with pencil a distance from the up and down borders. The size of my layer is 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″. I marked both sides at 3/4″ left and right.


Step 2

Take one of the lineal stamps from your stamp set and align this with the border of the ruler and press onto the acrylic block to guarantee that your lines will be always straight. Ink the stamp with any Kaleidacolor ink touching the pad with the stamp, don’t rub the stamp, but dab with the pad.


Step 3

Stamp your first line starting just up where you mark the point on the left side to cross to down of the point of the right side.


Step 4

Continue stamping the other designs included on the stamp set. You could also use the same image over and over for a different look. Repeat this process starting with the points marked on the opposite ends of your card to get the plaid look.


Step 5

Stamp the image of the dog on a piece of scrap cardstock. I stamped with VersaFine in Onyx Black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.


Step 6

Color in the dog using the same colors of the Kaleidacolor Ink that were used for the background plaid design. Apply the color with Fantastix brushes. Then fussy cut the image with scissors.


Step 7

Stamp Sentiment in VersaFine Onyx Black on another piece of scrap cardstock. Make a rectangular frame using die cut. Trim and adhere all the pieces together onto a card base.

Creating this unique plaid design was easy and beautiful, don’t you think?


  • Peek-a-boo Designs – It’s Plaid Time
  • Joy Clair Stamps – Puppy Love
  • Gina Marie – Stitched Rectangular Die Cuts
  • Cardstock – vanilla
  • Die cut machine
  • Ruler
  • Acrylic block
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive












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