A Plaid Tree

November 26, 2014


Hi, Candy here! I know you are preparing for Thanksgiving tomorrow, but Christmas is right around the corner, so I thought I would share an idea for a special holiday card. This card began as an experiment. I wanted to use the new Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape to make plaid. I love how it turned out and it was much easier than it looks! Here’s how …

1. Cut ivory cardstock 4 x 5 1/4″ and 2 3/4 x 3 1/4″. Set smaller piece aside.

0012. Add strips of Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape 10mm across cardstock. Run the tape off the edges to keep the paper in place and ensure nice, clean edges.


3. Lift cardstock off of the table, turn over and snip off the excess tape. “WASTE NOT” TIP from Judi Kauffman: Save the scraps each time you trim tape at the sides of the cardstock. Place the scraps onto the slick side of a release sheet left over from another project. Use these misshapen scraps to hold layers together on future cards.


4. Peel backing off tape and add Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish with finger. (TIP: Start with your darkest color of glitter and then work toward your lightest color so you do not change the colors as you go.)


5. Add the next layer of tape and glitter. Continue to alternate sizes of tape and colors glitter until you are happy with the plaid.


6. Trim the edges off the cardstock and center onto a premade card base (4 1/4 x 5 1/2″).

7. Cut out 5 Part Pine from green cardstock. Stack pieces together and adhere to small piece of ivory cardstock.

8. Distress and ink the edges of the ivory cardstock with the tree on it. Adhere to plaid.

9. Add Glitter Dots for tree ornaments and clip a star off of the Star Border to add to the top of the tree.

10. Add Season’s Greetings to the bottom of the card.



Elizabeth Craft Designs – 

507 Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape 10mm

506 Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape 6mm

505 Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape 3mm

629 Soft Teal Silk Microfine Glitter

633 Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter

613 Orange Silk Microfine Glitter

609 Fire Opal Silk Microfine Glitter

755 5 Part Pine

7018 Glitter Dots in Red, Silver and Purple

7062 Silver/Gold Glitter Stars Border

2581 Season’s Greetings Large Peel-Off in Black

Other – 

Cardstock in Ivory and Green

Distress Tool

Distress Ink


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  • Reply Mary Prasad December 18, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Cool card! The plaid background is awesome!

  • Reply Kelly Booth November 30, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Gorgeous Candy Love the plaid!

  • Reply Edwards Design November 29, 2014 at 1:06 am

    Candy, this glitter technique is so unique and so well created! Love it!

  • Reply Debra Hensley November 27, 2014 at 11:53 am

    I love this card and the great tutorial on the glittered plaid! Great job, Candy!

  • Reply Karen Aicken November 26, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Love your glittery plaid!

  • Reply Raquel Mason November 26, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Great idea to make your own gliter plaid!

  • Reply Nancy Walker November 26, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Great idea. Love how the plaid turned out!

  • Reply Stephanie November 26, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Thank you for sharing this great technique. At first look I didn’t realize that the plaid background was “home made.” I love all techniques involving the silk microfine glitter!

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