Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Using Scraps for a Background

Here's my card for this week's OWH midweek throwdown to make a "scrappy background." I've always enjoyed making these herringbone patterns with my leftover scraps, so this was fun to make! I pulled some red paper scraps and cut them into 1/4" strips, and after adhering them into the pattern I wanted, I embossed the whole piece with a SU! square lattice embossing folder. I added the Hero Arts sentiment, along with a punched border and some black satin ribbon. The black gemstones are from Pizzazz Aplenty.

With using all of this leftover paper, I'll be sharing this over at the Snippets Playground #115.

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a great day!

Carol

16 comments:

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The way you pieced it all together and embossed it makes it look like fabric! What a fun card and a great way to use up all those scrappy bits.

Dragon said...

This is so cool. Looks just like ribbons, I'm defo going have a go.

jimlynn said...

FUN and pretty! That's a bunch of scraps and they all look great in the herringbone! Very pretty card.
Lynn

Benzi said...

And, I always enjoy seeing your herringbone pattern cards. They are always gorgeous and this one is no exception. Fab work.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Okay, seriously, Carol, you deserve a special snippets prize for this card! What a lot of snippets dedication! It looks like it's made from material; you could be a fabric designer, you know!! Hugs, Darnell

Anne Slattery said...

That is my favorite EF to use with this technique. Very lovely card and choice of colors. TFS.

Shawnna Silvius said...

Eww, ahh. . . color and texture!! Love your card. I really want touch it (in a non-yucky stranger danger sort of way).

Donna Hanley said...

Great job with the herringbone. The papers all go nice together. I really like the sentiment. I went with red for my card also. I have to finish it and get it posted. Have a good night. We are getting ice and just about 1 inch of snow tonight/tomorrow morning. More fun!

MaryH said...

Oh my, I think I like _this_ one even better than that last one! It looks for all the world like an old wellworn quilt (one of my loves!). Even down to the delicate '1930-s' prints!! I can see how you might get the strips on a backing piece, but I'd not be able to create this pattern. One of these days, maybe you might do a tutorial? (of course, after you finish shoveling...TEE HEE). Clever girl to come up with the Blog-anitions. I'm going to change the page header to that if I have your permission. I'll credit you with that terminology! Maybe it will give a chuckle, and help some bewildered newbie that hasn't gotten all these wonderful terms. TFS & Hugs

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous and so clever too.
luv
Debby

nwilliams6 said...

Carol, this is amazing! I love the patterns, papers, and the embossing. How smart you are. Looks so great and the sentiment is sweet, sweet! Lovely card. Hugz!

Brenda said...

I am so loving this card Carol!! The colors and patterns you chose are just beautiful together. I love the herringbone pattern too, the punched border with the sentiment is just perfect too. That is my favorite SU embossing fold as it works so well on these types of cards making sure that all those snippets are held down good. I will have to lift this one from you. lol I hope you didn't get to much snow. We only got rain, thanking the good Lord for that! But it is cold!! 22 this morn with wind chills of 0. Hugs

Di said...

Oh Carol, I totally adore this card! It looks, and certainly is, so tactile. Beautiful colours - very clever and a real 'snippets buster'.

Hugs

Di xx

SARN said...

I agree with everything Di said above!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty, Carol. Great colors and design.

Linby said...

This is lovely. I've done this with squares but this style is so effective.
Linby x