Spring Card Camp 2 Day 20 Paper Weaving Happy Birthday

Day 20 of the Spring Card Camp 2 Online Card Class was taught by Jennifer McGuire and Kristine Werner. It was all about basketweaving cardstock. You take leftover cardstock and cut it into thin strips in various colors and weave it together for a pretty woven design as the focal area on your card.

I decided to use teal and aqua colors with yellow. I love the color combination. This take quite a bit of time and isn’t something I would do very often, but it looks amazing.

As Jennifer instruction I cut my oval from a quarter sheet of white cardstock. On the back I added some be creative double-side tape to one side of the focal and added my strips of cardstock in the pattern that I wanted. Once that is done, I added more double-sided tape to the top of the oval and began weaving the cardstock strips over and under those that were already in place. Once you have the weaving complete I added more double sided tape to the other sides of the oval and pressed down the strips of cardstock to secure then in place.

I took another quarter sheet of cardstock and cut it down 1/8″ on all sides and cut a slightly larger oval from it and adhered it onto the back over the woven strips. I wanted my oval panel to be slightly smaller than a standard cardbase and cut down each side about 1/8″. Foam tape was added to the back of the oval panel and then it was adhered to a dark teal cardbase.

I could see ridges were the strips of cardstock were on the front of the card, so I took a heavy weight 110# cardstock and cut another oval panel and stacked it over the first panel. Before adhering I stamped my sentiment with dark turquoise ink in the lower right of the panel and then adhered it with liquid glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Waffle Flower Blossom
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Oval
  • Gina K. Designs Tranquil Teal Ink
  • Teal and Aqua Cardstock from Scraps
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
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Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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