Cut strips of paper approx 1/4" to 1/2” wide by 12” long. **The width of the strips may vary based on the paper cutter you have and how accurate you are with cutting.
**Try cutting a few strips with scrap paper to practice until you get your desired look. Width of strips will determine how tightly you need to weave and the total number of paper strips needed.
Cut the 12” strips in half so that they measure 6”.
For the base of the card, cut a piece of white cardstock so it measures 8” wide and 6” long.
Fold the card stock in half so that the face of the card measures 4” wide and 6” long.
Line up the strips of paper vertically along the face of the card in the pattern that you like.
Hold the bottom of the strips with one hand begin weaving the first strip along the top, horizontally. The weaving is done by going under one strip and then over the next, repeating, until the end.
The second strip will be woven opposite than the first (over, under etc..) Once the first couple horizontal strips are woven in place a ruler to hold the top while weaving the remaining strips.
Continue weaving the paper all the way to the bottom of the card, adjusting the spacing and alternating paper patterns along the way.
Based on spacing, I had 8 vertical strips and 13 horizontal strips. This will vary based on how tight you space and weave the paper. The goal is to cover the whole face of the card. Your card may vary
Flip over the weaved paper and apply glue back and forth across the rows of paper.
Adhere the weaved paper to the front of the card. Line it up so all the edges line up with the base of the card, The horizontal strips will hang over on both sides and need to be trimmed down.
Flip the card over and cleanly trim off the excess paper strips, using scissors and following the edge of the white cardstock.
Once the edges are trimmed this is what the front of the card should look like.
Go around the edges and glue down any strips that are loose. You want everything completely glued down to the card base.
Punch a 3" scallop circle out of black card stock and a 2 ¼” circle out of white card stock.
Layer the white circle on top of the black scallop. Place the pink vellum die cut on top of the white card stock.
What it should look like with all the shapes layered.
Select the Triangle Sticker from the Title StickerSheet with the sentiment “U Are Simply Wonderful” and layer on to the white card stock. Once layered, the white card stock circle should not show.
Using Black Diamond Stickles, embellish the tiny circles on the vellum die cut to add some sparkle. Use the Silver Stickles to outline the black scallop circle.
Make sure to let it dry. All supplies can be found at www.FotoBella.com
Here is the finished card. Tutorial by FotoBella Design Team Member Apryl.
- Basic Grey Sun Kissed Collection
- Sun Kissed Cadence Page
- Sun Kissed Wildflower Page
- Sun Kissed Droplet Page
- Sun Kissed Wingspan Page
- Sun Kissed Title Sticker Sheet
- Sun Kissed Die Cuts
- Black & White Cardstock
- Dark Brown Ink
- Scallop Circle Punch 2 ½”
- Circle punch 2 ¼”