Got something pretty to share with you today!!! I recently did a massive challenge with my team where I sent them all specific papers to play with. The mailers I used were just a little too small for a 6x6 sheet, however, so I would up with hundreds (!!!) of 1 x 6 inch strips. Time to get creative!
I've made lots of strip backgrounds before, but this one's special. Once you're done making the background, you cut it up, mix it with a mirror-opposite of itself, and reassemble the resulting pattern back onto a card base.
The result? Super cute quilt-look chevron background! Let's learn to make it!
Don't sweat it if your lines don't match up perfectly. The space on the cardfront, plus the busyness of the pattern, will distract the eye from imperfections.
That's all there is to it! Orient your card vertically or horizontally, and embellish as desired. Each background uses up about 8-9 strips of scrap paper. I love a good thrifty technique like that! I hope you give it a try.
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Love your cards. Such a good idea for using up all those pieces!! Thanks for sending it out. You always come up with such neat ideas.
Posted by: Renee Hughes | 07/30/2020 at 09:52 PM
C'est la première fois que je vois cette technique ... j'adore l'effet patchwork Chevron !
Bravo et merci pour le partage du tuto.
Posted by: Luce77 (France) | 07/31/2020 at 08:30 AM
Love this scrap busting technique! TFS!
Posted by: Karen | 07/31/2020 at 09:11 AM
I always use scraps, but NEVER have I seen this! What a splendid design! I absolutely LOVE it! Can't wait to try this. Scrap cards are so "mysterious", aren't they? We never know what we will get, but it's sure fun to play. Thanks for this, they're gorgeous!
Posted by: Bobbi Miller | 07/31/2020 at 05:46 PM
Two gorgeous cards, I like the blue one the most.
A super technique and thank you very much for showing how you made the cards.
Posted by: Carla vdM | 08/01/2020 at 04:48 AM
Thank you for this easy-special design technique!
Posted by: Elizabeth Raibley | 08/04/2020 at 08:56 PM