I hope that if you were on the East coast and was hit by that storm, you were safe inside keeping toasty. Maybe doing something worthwhile like stamping or binge watching your latest guilty pleasure on Netflix? Since I am in my pj’s still at 3:00 pm, I am not judging! 🙂
I had a great time making this card. I have used this technique before, but it’s been a while. When I was doing classes I was concerned that it would take too long so I avoided it. The first one does, but after that, it goes pretty quickly. The person who prompted me to do this again was Mary Fish at www.stampinpretty.com. Again, I’ve done this before as well, but she inspired me to tackle it again and I love, love, how this turned out.
This technique is much easier than it looks, just a little time consuming. Cut 1/2″ strips of DSP (designer series paper) or any pretty paper you have. Adhere to a base layer in kind of an ‘L’ shape to start, then alternate sides and direction of the strips. It’s easier to have a little space between. If you try to but them up, you will tiny areas where they aren’t exactly 1/2″ and that drive you (me) crazy. If you need more of a visual, Mary has a video on her site. I don’t crop the whole thing, I just cut the extras off at the end, following the shape of the base. Here are a few pics in progress before the final result:
Stamps – Botanicals for You (new and free with purchase during Sale-A-Bration)
Ink – Crumb Cake and Night of Navy classic inks
Paper – Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Gumball Green (ret) card stock. Print Poetry Designer Series Paper stack (ret)
Tools – Just a paper Trimmer and scissors!
Extras – Designer Buttons in Regals Collection and Linen Thread.
The beauty of this card isn’t so much the bling and cool stamps used, but rather the love that went into the careful creation that simple paper can bring. I hope you love it!