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!
This year’s Stampin’ Up! Convention was just amazing and an experience that had to be seen to be believed. They are such a special company to be part of.
I have just so much to share, I took over 500 photos – don’t worry I won’t post them all, but I will try to pop a few up over the coming days. I also have rather a lot of things I want to try out and share with you, but firstly I will show you the swaps that I made. These are simply card fronts using Stampin’ Up! products that we make in order to exchange or “swap” with the other demonstrators at convention. I only made 25 this year and had swapped all of mine before the first hour was even over.
My swap uses the Clockworks stamp set in the background and features my favourite “Faux Stitching” along with the Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper. This fabulous paper is part of the This and ThatBundle which is available at a 15% discount, but only until this coming Friday – 31st May 2013. Feel free to contact me if you would like to know more about this bundle and how you can get hold of it, or if you would like to know how you can come along to next year’s Stampin’ Up! convention.
Off to do some stamping and creating now 🙂