Wednesday 22 August 2018

Woven Background

Scraps, scraps and even more scraps.
Do you save your scraps like I do, then scratch your head and wonder why you saved them?
Well, here is just one idea about what to do with them.

I decided to create a woven background.
Super easy and fun too.

Here's what I did.
I began by cutting my 'scraps' into strips of different width.  Some were 1/2" and some were a 1/4" wide.  I placed a piece of tape along the top of a piece of white cardstock then laid down my vertical strips in a colour combination I was happy with.  Then I took the coordinating strips and wove them horizontally into the first ones by going over and under. 
When I was done weaving them together, I glued the ends in place then used a stitched die to cut the piece out.  I simply glued that onto a white base then die cut the flowers to add to the front.

I hope you will give it a try.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Crafting by Design- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- none
Inks- DOX, DI
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook-Waterloo, Ont)
Accessories and Tools- paper scraps= Dandelion Posies die (Creative Expressions)= Cuttlebug


Pat said...

This looks beautiful Karen and I love all the colours and patterns which work well here, and the white die cut flowers go perfectly. Such a great idea for a card. x

Lin said...

I love this, Karen! a beautiful backdrop for your silhouette flowers!

SD pooja said...

Very nice idea to use up those strips ! Loved the woven BG :)

Mac Mable said...

So unique and stunning. Great colours, effects and such a fun technique. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and creative idea x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I've done this and it's quite time consuming, your result makes it so worthwhile, a Beautiful card, especially like the die on top.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is fab and very beautiful Karen

Susan said...

What a great idea! I'm definitely going to do that. I love the blend of colours and patterns you used.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous colours and design, love your woven background.
Wendy xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous and a great way to use up scraps. I think this would be cool for fantastic Christmas colors scraps for holiday cards too.

Bonnie said...

Great way to use those scrap pieces, Karen! This is a good reason we can't bear to throw those pieces away! Love the die cut flower with the woven background!

Jeanne H said...

What a fun idea! Thank you.

papierelle said...

A fascinating background. Several years ago, I designed similar backgrounds. Thanks for reminding me.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful way to use the scraps and create a stunning card Karen

Kim S said...

That background is stunning and I love it with the simple fresh white flower on top!

Wendy L said...

A beautiful card, perfect for our challenge at MAWTT, xxx

Loll said...

Not only a great way to use up scraps, but it makes the most interesting and beautiful background. Lovely card, Karen! xx

Bobby said...

Recycling at it's best, Karen. The background is lovely.

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful card and design. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz.

Debbie Mageed said...

So beautiful! Love your flowers and the colors are wonderful. Thank you so much for playing with my dies/punches challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and hope you will join us again soon.

Caz said...

Lovely creation , Thank you for joining us at MAWTT..And hope to see you again soon..


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Daria said...

I love the way this turned out. Beautiful card.