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Monday, April 1, 2013

BSS MONDAY IDEA - Paper Weaving

Welcome to the Monday Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.
Today we are going to do a little paper weaving. Remember making those pot holders on the square loom when you were a kid? Well, same idea.
Here is close up of the card. My base card is 5x7. The woven background is
4 1/4x51/2. I cut 18 pieces 1/2 inch wide (you can use any size that you like)
by 7" long. Then I used a sponge applicator and green dye ink to distress the edges.
Now for the weaving. Just weave the paper over and under to form a square
larger than the piece you want to cover. I left a small space between each
row for added interest. I used cream colored paper for the strips. Take
your 4 1/4x51/2 inch piece of card stock in the same color with adhesive applied, and lay it on the back of the woven square. I laid mine on a small slant. Cut the excess from each of the four sides of the edges of the piece you just covered.

The finished card. I matted the woven piece with green textured card stock.
The butterfly designer paper is Graphic 45, Little Darlings Collection.
Tag die is Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two (S5-030)
Ribbon is American Crafts
Butterfly die is Martha Stewart.
Sentiment Stamp is Inkadinkado.
This was a fun background to create. You could also cut the strips from paper
that has been embossed, or emboss the strips after cutting for even more texture.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great Monday. Until later.......




5 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

o wow beautiful done Sue it looks great.

greetings karin

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! Your paper weaving looks wonderful Sue. I like the way you have inked the edges.
Hugs Sue xx

Donna Hanley said...

Sue, you did a fabulous job with this weaving. I like to space between the strips and you have the perfect amount of sponging to create some nice dimension. A lovely card. Enjoy your week ahead.

Sandra H said...

Oh wow Sue what stunning weaving you have created and your card is amazing xx

Donna Ellis said...

Love the card weaving in your background, Sue - such soft, pretty pastel colors really show the intricate background - very pretty card. hugs, de