Technique Tuesday-Herringbone Card

Do you like to make cards that use up your scraps? Well, this is the card for you.

This card is made of strips of designer series paper that are

1/4" x 6". You could make them 1/2" if you want them wider. I chose 3 different designs from the same designer series paper pack. Here I used Forever Greenery.

How to make a herringbone pattern card-Tutorial by Sue Craig July 2020

Choose 3 pieces of designer series paper that go together.

Cut 9 of each color, ¼” x 6”. You can cut the strips as wide as ½” if you like.

Cut a piece of white cardstock that is 3 ¾” x 5”

Cover the cardstock with double-sided tape.

Decide which order your colors will be placed on the card and put your paper piles in that order.

Take your first strip and place it diagonally on the taped cardstock. (long piece)

Take a second strip and add it below and above the first diagonal line.

Cut these strips with scissors and save paper that is cut. It will be used when shorter pieces are needed.

Take your second color and place it against the first color, on both sides of the lines.

Take your third color and place it alongside the second strips. Use any shorter pieces if you can.

Continue to place strips in the same order until your card is filled.

As you finish, you will see small white areas. Cover these with paper strips that you glue to the cardstock.

This will keep them from falling off your card.

Let your card dry for a few minutes.

Turn cardstock over and cut around the white edges. The strips hanging off of the card will be cut off.

Your card is almost finished.

Choose an embossing folder to give your card a raised, quilt-like look. Dry emboss your cardstock before adding other layers.

Choose two colors of cardstock to finish your card.

I chose a navy piece of cardstock to go behind my card. It was 4 x 5 ¼”.

Then choose a color for your card base. I chose a white card base. It was cut to 4 ¼” x 11” folded at 5 ½”

Add a sentiment to your card and you are finished!

That's it, you should now have a beautiful card. I hope you share your card with me.

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