Monday, 8 November 2010

A Christmas Card with a Handy Hint

Have you ever gone to create a card and found you don't have all the materials to complete your vision. Recently I have been ploughing through huge anounts of striped DSP (Designer Series Paper or Scrapbooking Paper) to the point I had none left! The solution is to create your own from strips of Stampin' Up! cardstock. The best part about this is that you can create your own custom combination - how awesome is that! A big thank you to Leonie Conyers, my friend and fellow demonstrator, who showed me this idea which had come in turn come from a very smart customer of hers. There are pictures below detailing how I made the striped cardstock for the Christmas Card which I recently presented as a Make & Take at my weekend workshop. If you would like to make this card or any other project, it is not too late to book a Christmas Workshop - email or ring me to work out a date.

Firstly cut your chosen cardstock colours into 1/4 and 1/8 inch wide strips (you could of course vary this to your own design).

Next, adhere these strips across another A4 sheet (choose something you have bucket-loads of!)

Finally, slice your hand made striped card-stock crosswise in 1/4 inch strips - how beautiful! When I put these strips on my card, I thought it really finished the design off well, creating a bold visual.