• Carol Read

Strip Layout


Hey Everyone,

Hello and Welcome! I know I know it's been a while but things are continuing to be chaotic around here and I still haven't been able to settle into a routine. Now we have thrown in this whole Virus mess and wow. Here we are!


I have been seeing this strip technique that has been around and I thought I'd give it a try. It at least got me to create something so I was happy about that. Now to explain what I did.


I started by watching a video on Youtube by Kylie Bertucci and you can view it Here.


I then grabbed a base of Blackberry Bliss cardstock cut to 8.5 x 5.5 and scored it at 4.25. For my background layer I used a piece of So Saffron cardstock that I cut to 4 x 5.25.


Next I chose my colors for the strips. I decided on Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Basic Gray and purple posy. Using my paper cutter I cut some random strips out of each color. Note if you do a 1/4 sheet layer of each color you will have enough to do a card for each color. So it's a great technique to bust out multiple cards. Now with everything cut I was ready to start assembling. I just started laying down the strips across my saffron layer until I found a look I liked. Once that was worked out I grabbed some of the liquid multi purpose glue (green glue) and started gluing my strips into place. I let the sides extend over my saffron layer and I left a peek of the saffron between each strip. Once I had them all glued in place I trimmed the excess from the sides.


Now then I took the layer and adhered it to my card base and then added in my sentiments from the A Wish For Everything stamp set. I stamped the HAPPY on some white cardstock and then trimmed it out. I stamped the BIRTHDAY image directly on the layers of the card. Using stampin dimensionals I popped the happy in place.


I have seen several examples where people added 3D flowers to it as well. Lots of possibilities with this fun scrappy background. I wanted a cleaner look so I just went with the sentiment.


If you haven't given this technique a try I would encourage you to do so. It's a great way to use up your scraps.


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