These cards are standard A2 cards with embossed card fronts. Card #1 is a horizontal top fold and card #2 is a vertical side fold. (Scroll all the way to the bottom for a bonus card idea!)
All of the supplies used to create this card were from Stampin’ Up!
Paper: Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White Card Stock, Be Merry DSP (2017 annual catalog)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Sets: Merry Mistletoe (2017), and Teeny Tiny Wishes (2017)
Embellishments: three rhinestones and silver cord
Tools/Die Cuts: Layering Ovals Framelits, Argyle embossing folder (retired), Classic Label punch (2017
How to do it: Cut 1/2″ strips of the DSP you desire to weave. For each weave, you will need 6 horizontal strips and 6 vertical strips. If you are doing the horizontal card, you will turn the finished product the opposite direction. Pay attention to the orientation of designs on your paper when deciding to cut the paper horizontally or vertically. You may need a combination of both for each card. Note the paper with the reindeer pattern strips on both cards. You don’t want upside down or sideways reindeer!
To make my strips, I cut several 12″ by .5″ strips and then cut the strips in half to weave. For the base of your weave, cut a piece of CS 3″x3.” For the vertical card, place five strips vertically, then weave six strips horizontally. Tighten the weave up and adhere it to your base. Center the weave on the base before you adhere, you don’t want the base to show. Using paper snips, carefully trim the overhanging ends of the woven strips at different lengths and angles. Ideally you want to center the weave onto your card.
Emboss your card base and if desired, brush the edges using ink on a dauber. Stamp your reindeer or other image onto cardstock and die cut your center piece. Die cut your under layer out of red card stock. Brush the edges of your stamped piece with ink if desired. Adhere your stamped center piece onto the under layer. On the bottom of your stamped center piece, using adhesive strips to keep it in place, layer your metallic thread. I wound the cord around my hand four times and adhered the circle I created with that to the stamped center piece.
Attach your card front to your card base. Attach your woven piece to your desired location on your card. Using dimensionals or double sided tape, attach your stamped center piece and cord to the woven piece. Add a sentiment if desired. Embellish with rhinestones.
These woven pieces are a great way to showcase papers that you love together. I have included a similar card I made for the fall.