So, I got a little ahead of myself yesterday. I was so excited to use the scraps from my Festival of Prints DSP Stack that I totally forgot time was quickly ticking away for me to use up all my Halloween paper scraps. Argh! You all provided great feedback on how I can use my scraps, but one (thanks, KnitterPam) sent me in just the right direction.
KnitterPam suggested I use the scraps to complete a “herringbone technique” card. I was playing around with the scraps early on and was ALMOST there, but I stopped short. I had seen this pattern but had no idea what it was called so that I could find a tutorial. Now I do. Here’s a card I made with my leftover Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
I found a video for the Herringbone Technique on Dawn Olchefske’s site. Dawn uses double sided carpet tape, but I found that my 2-Way Glue Pen worked really well to complete this technique. Here’s what I did:
- I trimmed a couple of strips of 1/2″ strips of Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP.
I’ll be honest…(don’t you hate it when people say that?)…don’t you always have the expectation the people are going to be honest? I mean, seriously! I tend to disbelieve people if they start with “I’ll be honest…” OK, back to the card. This pattern looked GREAT as I was making it. When I was done, though, it looked REALLY, REALLY busy. There’s a lot going on. The card needed the image on top of it to remove some of the busyness. Glad I had already planned to use that image. 🙂
On a personal note
This is SOOOOOO nerdy, but I have to give a birthday shout-out to my four-year old. I didn’t make a card for him because he wouldn’t really have an appropriate level of appreciation for a card. Instead, I’m giving him an entire roll of retired ribbon. He will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. Happy Birthday, Bandit! Here’s a quick picture from his first birthday celebration. He was a ferocious shark!
Stamp sets: Toxic Treats Papers: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Howlstooth and Scaringbone Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla Inks: Basic Black Accessories: Labels Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Hope you have a great Halloween.