Herringbone Cards

Last night I ran a class making some cards which used the Herringbone Technique, at the suggestion of one of my lovely stamping ladies.  I had so much fun, and really enjoyed playing with this new technique.
The first card we made used strips of patterned paper.  This one uses the gorgeous Venetian Romance.

 

I have kept the rest of the card as simple as possible to allow the background pattern to be the feature, and just used the Thanks a Bunch stamp from the Friendship Preserves stamp set, and the Window Frames Framelit Collection.
I made one using some retired papers to show how different the card could look, depending on which papers you used. It’s a great way to use up some of that stash of retired papers that you have sitting around!

The we used the same technique, only using Washi Tape instead of patterned papers, and made two cards using the two different sets of Washi Tape available in the Annual Catalogue (Page 171).  The first one is a lovely bright and cheery card using the gorgeous colours of the Gingham Garden Washi Tape.  And the second card using the Epic Day This and That Washi Tape to create a great masculine card.

 

 

 

The tutorial for this technique can be found here.
I hope you will give it a try, it is such an effective technique and heaps of fun!
Happy stamping!
Chris

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