Monday, July 5, 2010

Thinking of You....

Our friend Cheri's grandpa died a few days ago. I was working on this basket weave card when we received the news and I thought it would make a nice card for her.
I've never made this type of card before. I had a TON of these silver and light blue strips of paper from the wedding invitations we made. (It's so hard for me to throw away scrap paper). I was happy that this type of card came into my head to use for the base!  I did some weaving in and out and finally got it to the size I liked and put some adhesive on the back.  I did pretty good getting the weaves 'almost' balanced.

I used the new "All About You" set from Papertrey Ink for my flower, which I embossed in silver. Added a PTI button and I inked the Hero Arts sentiment in silver Colorbox ink.

Have you ever made a basket weave card? I might have to try this again! Thanks for stopping in!


Cheryl said...

Wow - this turned out great! I love this technique, especially with these papers you used.

jimlynn said...

Hey Maria, this is just knock dead gorgeous! Love it. And yes, I'll have to try one now. So pretty.

Irena said...

This card is adorable. I like very much your idea.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

The woven stripes make a terrific background. How creative and resourceful you are to be able to find a way to use your leftovers. The flower looks nice embossed.

Monica said...

We have something in common, Maria, I am famous rather infamous for collecting scraps... sometimes my older daughter actually sticks scraps in front of my eyes and says, "Mama, why don't you throw these". And I go, "Noooooooo! I may need them, you know". And over the last ten years, I have majored in collecting some million scraps which I hardly ever go back to.

Back to this awesome card after all that waffle - so very stylish and elegant. Love the weaving - tutorial, please? The gold and navy look so rich together.

Love your creations,


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