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Every paper crafter falls into one of two categories when it comes to Designer Series Paper scraps: the Pitcher and the Keeper! Which one are you? How small of a piece is too small to keep? Is every piece usable?
Well, truthfully, I'm more of a Pitcher, but I do like to keep long & skinny scraps of DSP so I can make cards like the ones I'm sharing today—Woven Paper Cards! It gives you a good reason (justification) to be a Keeper!
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Playful Palette Woven Paper Cards
Use up coordinating paper scraps by creating a little piece of woven art for the front of a card! It's a great way to highlight all of those lovely double-sided Designer Series Paper patterns!
Background Basics—I adhered a 1-1/2"x 5-1/8" piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock to a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" layer of Very Vanilla card stock. I stamped a greeting from the Watercolor Wings stamp in Memento Black Ink set near the bottom. It was layered onto a 4" x 5-1/4" Emerald Envy mat, then mounted onto a Basic Black card base.
Woven Paper Focal Point—I started with six 3/4" x 6" strips of different patterns of paper from the same Designer Series Paper stack, so they all coordinate. I used strips from the Playful Palette 6x6" DSP stack.
Weaving TIPS—I laid out the papers to alternate between bold and busy patterns, then started weaving, adhering as I went along.
- Start with the two center strips by adhering them together in a "plus" shape.
- Then continue adding the outer strips, adhering with SNAIL as you go.
- Trim the ends of each strip in staggered lengths that are visually appealing.
Finishing Touches—I popped up the woven paper with Dimensionals, so it looks like a mounted piece of artwork. I added a Basic Black Bitty Butterfly punched shape with a couple of Glue Dots in the center. Next, I decorated the butterfly with some Pearl Jewels, then bent the wings a little. I also added some floating Pearls around the paper weave.
Two Cool—My second version also uses strips from the Playful Palette DSP, but I stuck with the lighter Peekaboo Peach, Blushing Bride and Sweet Sugarplum patterns for a completely different look.
This time I started with a Tip Top Taupe card base, and included Sweet Sugarplum and Sahara Sand layers for a soft neutral backdrop. The butterfly is in Tip Top Taupe. The sentiment is another greeting from the Watercolor Wings stamp set.
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