When I want to create multi toned plaid backgrounds I reach for striped stencils! I started with the Peppermint Stick Stencil and used an LDRS Creative Blender Brush to ink a white panel with Dan-D-Lion Hybrid Ink. The Peppermint Stick pattern is pretty on its own, but it's SUPER fun to rotate the stencil and then add a second layer to create a plaid! You could add the same or a different color ink, but I decided to use some Transfer Gel so that I could add some glittery gold foil to make this a festive Holiday background!
Ilina Crouse has done some AMAZING blue/teal projects with the Layered Poinsettia Die Set and I wanted to try my hand at it! I know why she loves it so much! I wasn't so sure how my colored cardstocks would piece together, but my jaw dropped to the floor! Blue poinsettias for the win! I cut two blue color combos as I wasn't sure if I wanted to go with a more teal or blue leaning poinsettia and in the end I used them both! The back of the packaging for the Layered Poinsettia Die Set has a fabulous layering guide showing all the pieces in their proper positions, so if you ever get stuck turn the package over to the back!