Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sort of Herringbone but not....

While I was playing with the herringbone pattern, I wanted to try this two-layer card.  I saw one like this on someone's blog and saved the picture to try my own.  These stripes are also cut 3/8" wide but I didn not adhere them in a herringbone pattern, but just diagonally across the card front.  The smaller, top layer I just layered the opposite way.  I popped up the front smalelr layer with dimensionals and added ribbon and a purchased butterfly to it.  I love this technique, too.
 Here is a close up of the front.  I did not use SU designer paper on this one but it is SU cardstock.
 So I decided to make another card using Stamping' Up! designer paper and to add a flower I made.  Here is this one.  The card is Island Indigo and I used patterned paper in Island Indigo, Poppy Parade, Pool Party and Crumb Cake for my stripes.  I love that bright Poppy flowers---again using the Mixed Bunch stamp set.  The sentiment comes from the Sale-a-bration Elementary Elegance stamp set. 
 Now look closely at this one to see the difference.  For it, I decided I wanted the Indigo to be more subtle, so I flipped the Indigo designer paper over to its lighter side.  What do you think?  Which do you like better?
I hope these inspire you to make a striped card of your own. Remember the paper itself does not have to be striped.  You can cut narrow stripes and make hyour own stripe.  Have fun!!
Smiles, Laura

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