Paper Weaving and DIY Patterned Paper

Hello friends!! It’s Laurie with you today to share a card featuring TWO techniques, both of which are new to me! They’re both very easy but tons of fun and give an amazing end result. Let’s check it out..
I thought it would be fun to create some patterned paper strips using various stamps, heat embossing and ink blending. I used the following stamp sets to create my paper:

Diamond Deco Background Stamp
Accents (Background Builders) Stamp Set
Grid Background Stamp
Accent Borders Stamp Set

I used Versamark Ink and Clear Embossing powder on white cardstock.
After the embossing powder was melted, I cut the cardstock into various sized strips. No measuring required! I then chose a variety of Distress Oxide inks to add colour to each strip.
Now that our “patterned paper” is done, it’s on to the next fun technique…paper weaving! I’ve seen so many awesome projects using this technique and just had to give it a try!
This was a practice run. I started laying strips down vertically, different colours and sizes. Then I started weaving the horizontal strips. Over and under each horizontal strip. Each piece needs to be alternated. Over, under then under over. I hope this makes sense!

I did add dots of glue under some of the pieces but it does stay together nicely without. I did decide to cut the excess paper around the edges at different angles for a fun look.
I added foam adhesive to the entire piece and placed it on a plain, white card base. For the sentiment, I chose the small “hang in there” from the Little Notes Stamp Set. I used a basic heart die to cut around it.
I finished the card by adding a few clear sequins. I don’t think it really needed them but sequins are always fun! I also had a couple of paper strips left so I decided to glue them to the top and bottom of the card base.
I had so much fun making this card and feel the need to order more background stamps to create more patterns!!

Thanks so much for spending a little time with me today! See you soon! Laurie
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