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Michele Kovack

Creating Plaid Backgrounds!

Good morning! Michele here with two cards to share with you using a fun technique! I’ve created my very own plaid background using Home and Hobby by 3L Premium Double-Sided tape! I have a masculine version as well as a more feminine version.

The first was a card I had created for Father’s Day.

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fathers day3The second card is a  more girly version and would be perfect for a graduation or new job!



So here is how I did it.  First grab 3 sizes of the Premium Double-Sided Tape. (1/2, 1/4, and 1/8 inches)  (Next time I should take the picture before taking them out of the package! LOL!)shine3

I adhered the widest tape down first.  I went over the edge and simply took scissors and cut off any excess.shine4

I love my glitters, so these were the 3 colors I chose for this project.


These tapes are perfect for adhering glue or flock because they are sticky on both sides! No messy glues to contend with!


I laid my next widest strip down….


And of course sprinkled with glitter.  If any glitter gets in between, or on your other strip, just simply take a clean dry paint brush, and brush the excess off.


My final step was to adhere the thinnest strips in the opposite direction.  shine9

I then sprinkled it with a pale pink glitter.


I felt I needed a pop of color, so I water colored a scalloped  strip.shine11

As you all know, I prefer lumpy, bumpy cards with depth and dimension. So using the Crafty Foam Tape is a must!



I adhered my finishing touches, like the butterfly and sequins using Dodz Adhesive Dots Small.

How about one more look at both cards?


fathers day

I hope you will give plaid backgrounds a try!  It is easy and it’s a fun way to customize your cards!



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  • Margie Higuchi