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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Herringbone Baby (Card)


I'm pulling from the archives today as I have been working again on upcoming projects (which I can hardly wait to show you), and today I'm going to show you one of my favorite cards, my Herringbone Baby card.  If you've never done the Herringbone Technique before, you SHOULD.  It's a great way to use coordinated designer paper, and the end result is quite striking.  AND IT'S EASY.  You can find the technique here at SCS where Beate Johns has given a fine tutorial.  I urge you to try it at least once.

I've kept the image and embellishment simple so as to not cover up the pattern too much.  I colored the sweet little image with chalks using a Q-tip and popped it up on two doily dies.  Ribbon, a tag, and a tiny clip complete the card.

I hope you'll give this technique a try.  You'll get a kick out of the magic that happens when you finish it.

I wish you a lovely day, and happy crafting!


Stamps: unknown bird, Terrific Tags (Fiskars), Hello Baby (Flourishes)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Garden Green, Real Red (SU)
Paper: Whisper White, scraps
Extras: Dienamics Dainty Doily Duo dies; tiny clothespin, seam binding, chalks


Kristie Goulet said...

I love this technique and this card Shea!!!

Kristi S said...

Wow! Stunning! Love this just makes everything stand out and looks very dramatic. Great work!