DCWV cardstock stack of Textured Pastels contains a lovely collection of soft colors that are easy to match together. I took three sheets of 6” papers, one coral or peach, one light pink and one light gray, and created a birthday card with a woven background. The technique is easy and can be used for decorating various papercrafting projects.
Time: 1 hour + dry time
Place the paper on self-healing craft mat. On the backside, measure and rule a border 1 inch from the top and bottom edges. Measure and mark ¼ inch increments along the drawn lines. Cut 16 lines using a craft knife and metal ruler. This will create the base for the weaving.
Cut ¼ inch wide strips from light pink (6 pcs) and light gray (12 pcs) papers.
Weave the pink and gray strips along the vertical lines: Always starting from the back of the card, weave under 2 vertical strips and then over 3 repeated across the width of the base card. Push the colored strip right up to the top as far as it will go. Use tweezers to help pull the pink strip on the bottom row. Adhere strip ends on the back of the card using double-sided tape. Cut to size of the card base.
Mix white acrylic paint with water and splash on the woven background to create texture. Let dry. Stamp flowers and leaves with Onyx Black Versafine on white cardstock. Unscrew nozzle from Java Walnut Ink bottle, and tap a few ink drops on the craft mat. Using a watercolor brush, lightly paint the flowers and leaves, leaving some areas white. Let dry and cut out. Fold the flower petals and leaves before gluing down on the card front. Stamp the “Happy Birthday” sentiment text on white cardstock, cut out and glue on card. Add any other finishing touches you prefer and you are ready to send a friend this wonderful design on their birthday!
- DCWV paper – pastels textured
- Stampin’ Up! ‘Birthday Blossoms’ stamp set
- White card base
- Self-healing cutting mat
- Craft knife
- White acrylic paint