Thursday, June 16, 2011

{let's weave!}

This week, the create blog had a challenge to make a card using the technique of paper weaving. I had never done any paper weaving before, and wanted to give it a try.

Using my 6x6" Cosmo Cricket pp pad, I chose 3 pps to cut into thin strips. To begin, I added a strip of adhesive to the top of a piece of white cardstock. The adhesive kept the very top edges of my pps straight and secure while weaving. I then machine stitched down the edges of my CC woven pps onto a piece of red Bazzill.

I love how the weaving looks on this card. Using an Inkadinkado stamp, I chose Momento cantaloupe ink to stamp on the yellow Bazzill. It looks a little faded...but in real life, you can see the sentiment just fine. {I also tried it with black ink, but liked the cantaloupe better.} My goal was to keep the focus on the weaving. :) I also added an October Afternoon "happy days" sticker, some buttons, BG fabric brad (I so love these!), and some Queen & Co. bling. The ribbon is by Offray and twine from the Twinery.

I'm going to incorporate weaving into future projects! It has a charming sweet feel to it. :)

Thanks for coming by and have a great day!!
hugs, patti


Judy said...

Wow the thought of cutting the strips to do this is overwhelming to me, and you did it so perfectly...The card is just gorgeous.
I hope you have a wonderful day.

Tanya said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I love the papers you used and the stitching.. GREAT touch!!


mustangkayla said...

Love the weaving! Such a cool card!

Valerie said...

what a pretty mix of papers Patti - love this woven card!

Mara... said...

This looks great Patti. I like the spattering of buttons and brads, too!

~jan said...

Love the multi-patterned paper weaving (say that 3 times fast!), Patti! The colors are fantastic as is the design!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

This was your first time weaving!?!? It's AWESOME! Love your card, thanks for submitting it to the CARDS challenge gallery!

Jamilie said...

So cute!! What a patience!!!

Bev said...

super cute and weaving is amazing.. great card