Saturday, May 14, 2011

Woven Plaid Card with Hearts

Wow - one million cards! shipped to the troops by Operation Write Home, a volunteer group with thousands of card makers, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them."

The design of my woven plaid card (for Operation Write Home) was inspired by a growing pile of scraps - 1/2" to 1" wide strips of leftover red and blue card stock. See below for another version.

Technique: Adhere the horizontal strips on the left end. Weave in the vertical strips and adhere at both ends. Straighten the horizontal strips and adhere on the right. The strips may vary in width and spacing, but they must be parallel and at right angles.

My card stock is Papertrey Ink fine linen (tan background), pure poppy (red), and enchanted evening (dark blue). The 1" heart punch is EK Success. The tan dots on the hearts are from a 1/4" punch. (072)

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