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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