Friday, September 21, 2012

Herringbone Tutorial

 Today, I'm not using fabric, but am using a technique you would normally create in quilting, the herringbone technique. I previously showed you this scrapbook page, and promised to show you more using this idea. This time I wanted to create it with thinner strips of paper, and use it on a card. Here is how it's done!

You'll start with a piece of cardstock (I used a 5x7 piece, because it will later be cut to size), and strips of Designer Series Paper. For the DSP on this project, I used one of my favorites, Patio Party. I cut these in 3/4" strips.

Use Snail Adhesive to cover the entire piece of cardstock.

Then, place the strips of DSP on the cardstock in a diagonal pattern, continue to until the piece is covered.

Next, use scissors to trim the excess DSP off of one of the edge. Then, you can use your Paper Trimmer/Cutter to trim the remaining excess (by using your trimmer you ensure straight lines).

Lastly, cut your paper to the desired size, and attach to your project!

Really such a simple technique, with a gorgeous look!

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