Thursday, May 7, 2020

Herringbone Cards - A Fun Technique

Yesterday I showed on my FB page video (Stampin Carol - Lots of Crafty Goodness) how to do Herringbone technique backgrounds. It is also now on YouTube dated yesterday.  This is a great way to use up scraps of strips of left over print papers and give a unique look to your cards!

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To start my technique I applied double stick carpet tape to my card stock pieces. I then removed the tape cover to reveal the sticky layer then started laying down my strips.

This is the card I started on the video. The strips are left over from a class I taught back in 2017! The paper is from a retired 6x6 paper pad from Fun Stampers Journey but the stamped image is from The Bright Side set (linked below).  I also tried something different for me, I ran the background through the Layered Scallops embossing folder (linked below)! It was a bit tighter than usual going through my Platinum 6 but it went through ok.

And I also tried something new!  The rectangular die cut was actually an inch wider but I recut it trying to match up the embossed lines.  Worked pretty good! I also splattered the rectangle with some Cool Pool Silk.

Here's the other cards I made using this technique.

The balloon card was one I used as a sample of a finished card. I used the Uplift die set to make the balloon. I don't remember where the sentiment came from other than it's an FSJ stamp.

I adhered the Whip Cream thread with dots of Journey Craft glue and added Sweet Candy Drops for embellishment.

This cards background was all I had.  It, too, was a sample I showed at my class.  I finished it yesterday using The Bright Side stamp set and some Blue Skies sequins. I used Color Burst pencils to color the yacht with a bit of Stardust Clear Gel pen in the water to give it a bit of glimmer.

This card I also only had the background as a sample.  I spaced my strips then added black glitter and boy, does it pop!! Frankie is from the Let's Be Frank Die Set.  I love this!! A couple wiggle eyes and some Citrus Cooler Silk splattered on the black card base... LOVE!

Have you tried this style of background? It is SO easy! 

Stampin Carol

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.  John 1:1-2

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