Friday, July 30, 2010

Woven Paper Hydrangea + FREE Money!

Earlier this month, I saw a card by Dawn Olfchefske with a woven pattern on it, and I thought it added so much visual interest to the entire layout that I made a mental note to try it the next time some creative time presented itself. As you can tell from the date of my previous post, this was a busy week. I decided this afternoon that I had enough energy to try this, and here's the result!

I chose white on white because I'm a coward and didn't want to limit myself to a color scheme until I knew what I was going to do! The strips are 3/8" wide and 4.25" in length. There are 14 of them.

The most challenging part of the entire process was keeping the strips square. The folding over of the excess at the top was the culprit, so I was very careful as I went along, checking against my SU! grid paper to make sure it didn't end up cattywampus. Yes, that is a word.

When I was finished, I thought it would be best to capture the country basket effect it evoked in me by pairing it with Crumb Cake for the card base and the stamp set Because I Care (Level 1 Hostess). To me, hydrangeas are old-fashioned flowers, so I inked up my clear mount stamp with Regal Rose and Old Olive and held my breath and stamped it on the woven pattern. Love it! I kept the rest really simple. I'm surprised how much I'm enjoying using the new 1/8" ribbon!

In case you didn't know, there is an archive on the side column of this blog where you can look at all the cards made with a certain set, like Because I Care. Just click on the set name and you'll get to see how this set has inspired me.

I'm featuring this set today because SU! is extending a great offer to hostesses who partner with me between now and Aug. 31.

If you host an event that has orders that total $350 in merchandise, you'll be eligible for this set (or any other from Level 1 Hostess Set offerings), a set from the Level 2 Hostess Set offerings, AND $65 in Hostess Dollars to spend however you want! That's $25 more than usual, and that total in orders is so achievable! Let's work together, shall we, so that you can have more play money for stamp supplies. Contact me about partnering together to have a great private class. We can even weave some paper, if you're so inclined!

1 comment:

gitz said...

LOVE it. I think texture adds so much to art. The hydrangea would have been lovely, but with the weaving texture it has a whole new intricacy. So nice.