I recently tried an old technique that I haven't tried in some time--the herringbone. It's a fun way to use up scraps of designer paper. For this card, I selected four patterns in two color families. I started out with one strip of the designer paper placed diagonally across the cardstock. Oh, I did run that piece through my Xyron first to cover it with adhesive. You can make this card without a Xyron machine, but it takes alot of adhesive. I prefer the 5" Xyron.
I put one strip (and I cut the strips 3/8" wide) from corner to corner. Then I put one strip perpendicular to that first strip on each side of it, but not directly across from each other. (I should have photographed a tutorial of this!!) I hope you can figure out the instructions I'm giving.