Hello my friends! I have a really fun card to share with you today. It is a technique that I had completely forgotten about. My friend and upline shared a card with us last week and it got my creative juices flowing. The technique is to weave strips of designer series paper or cardstock to create a layer for your card. Here is what I came up with.
I cut my strips at 3/8 of an inch by 6 inches. I used strips of DSP from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP package as well as strips of Real Red and Mossy Meadow cardstock. To make it easier to work with, I attached the left edge of the horizontal strips to a scrap of paper so they wouldn't slip around while I was working with them. After I had my horizontal strips laid out, I just wove the vertical strips as if I was weaving a rug. It is a fairly easy technique and a great way to use up any scraps you have. Your strips don't even need to be the same width. One thing to keep in mind though is if your DSP has a pattern that is directional. It probably wouldn't make a huge difference but you might want to make sure your pattern is right side up. Once the weaving was done, I added a small dot of Tombo multipurpose glue to the ends of the strips so they would stay attached.
I trimmed down the strips so they would fit on my piece of Whisper White cardstock. I attached the weaved piece to the Whisper White cardstock using Tombo glue. I attached this piece to a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock and wrapped a piece of Real Red Braided Linen Trim around it and tied it into a bow. I attached this onto a Real Red card base using dimensionals.
I stamped my sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas using Mossy Meadow ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I then cut it out using a die from the Hippo & Friends Dies set. I have to admit that I completely overlooked this die set initially even though I have the matching stamp set. My granddaughter loved the stamp set but I figured I could fussy cut out the animal images. Then I saw the label dies in this set being used and I could not resist. There are 10 different stitched dies that can be layered. They are really versatile. If you click on the name of the die set below, you can view all of the different dies available.
I popped my sentiment piece onto the card front using dimensionals. I then added a few red rhinestones to my sentiment piece so it didn't look to stark against the woven mat.
What I used for today's card:
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed today's card. I really had a lot of fun making this one. I will be sending it to a friend of mine that does a lot of quilting. I feel like it looks like a quilt so it will be perfect for her.
Stay healthy and keep creating!