Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Just a note card

When I was prowling through the Resource section at Split Coast Stampers the other day, I found this fun technique called Herringbone which seemed like a great way to use up some of my scraps. I cut a piece of cardstock to size and adhered a piece of mounting adhesive onto it. Then I cut strips about 3/8" wide and layered them onto the page alternating the two patterns. Start with the long strip that divides the rectangle into two diagonal sections. Using the same pattern, divide those two sections, offsetting them slightly and then just fill in the four sections. Seriously easy but follow the link above. Pictures explain it so much better than words.

Next I coloured up this sweet little  Stamp N Plus bird stamp (X818) with my Prismacolor pencils and used a Spellbinders die to cut out the label shape. Because of the busy background, I layered the image label on black cardstock and popped it up on foam tape to make it more noticeable. A few red pearl berries and a music brad were then added.

Finally, the sentiment was computer generated, coloured in with marker, matted, and attached with tiny brads. The herringbone rectangle was glued to black cardstock which was then affixed to the white card. I made a bunch of these  herringbone rectangles using different scraps. They are a time-saving background to have on hand when you need a last minute card but still want it to look special. It seems to look different each time you do it depending on the papers you choose. Besides that, the process is addictive :)

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ParkNSlide said...

Love this technique. You have mastered the use of a busy background without losing the focal point. Those little red birds just POP off the page! There is a call for submissions for one of the Stampington publications (maybe Stampers Sampler)---just GOOGLE "Stampington publications." It's a call for cards that features using scraps. You should enter some cards using this technique.

Lori said...

This is a fabulous way to use up scraps! The herringbone is beautiful and those red birds just pop off the card!