Saturday, 21 March 2015

Paper Weaving

Hello Friends,

Lately I have been re-discovering some card making techniques I haven't used in a while - like gatefold and Z-fold cards. Today I decided to do some paper weaving, using 1/4 inch strips of patterned papers - 3 different kinds.

It's easy and can be quite relaxing. Just glue the tips of your vertical strips to a piece of cardstock. I used a 1/8 inch strip of red sticky tape. You want to make sure it is thin. You weave your other strips horizontally over and under the vertical strips until you have filled up your card stock piece. Glue everything down with white glue and trim around your card stock piece. I like to finish my pieces off with an embossing folder.
I had a couple of strips leftover which I used on the card base. A doily and some simple embellishments pretty much completed this design.
This is a birthday card for a little girl in my SS class. I hope she will like it.

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I hope you are having a good weekend.


Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Spring inspiration
Fussy & Fancy - Girly
Jo's Scrap Shack - Special Birthday
QKR Stampede - Think spring
Hiding in my Craft Room - embossing


Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card, full of fresh colours, I am sure that little girl will love it! Hugs, Valerie

Patricia St Martin said...

Love the paper weaving, and great choice of paper. Nice and colorful. Love the doily, butterfly and button. The punch at the button is real pretty.
Hugs, Pat/♥

Beth Brovold said...

Oh wow...fabulous!! I love the paper weaving and those colours!! It looks like a lot of work...I must try this out...thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy Teresa!!
Take care,

NanaConnie said...

Weaving is a technique I haven't used in ages, Teresa, and I so appreciate you reminding me how much fun it can be. :-D Gorgeous paper choices, my friend! Now, DT hat time -- I'm so happy to see you playing along with us over at QKR Stampede in our "Think Spring" challenge this week. Good Luck and come play again soon, won't you?
NanaConnie DT

Joyce Tompkins said...

What a beautiful weave. Your card is adorable. Thanks for playing along with Funday Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

Penny said...

Wow, how gorgeous! Love the woven and embossed background for the 'fly! Really pretty colors! Love the doily on here, too! Such a great design! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Joann6274 said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the weaving and I think I just may try this technique! Gorgeous and I'm sure the little girl will just love it! Thanks so much for playing with us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Angela Hoynes said...

This is really inspiring, love the idea of putting the weaved paper through the embossing machine.

debby4000 said...

Love the weaving background, a perfect backdrop for your beautiful butterfly
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.