Monday, June 20, 2011

Black & White Basket Weave card

Here's one of the cards we'll be making in my class on Wednesday June 22 at The Stamp Addict. The theme is Black & White - one of my favorites. Here's how to make it:
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Black & White Basket Weave Card
Black cardstock in the following sizes:
3 ¾” x 3 ¾” (1)
3” x 4 ¼” (1)
3” x 3” (1)
½” x 5 ½” (12)

White cardstock
Folded 5” x 5” card (1)

MSRS Constellation Cardstock (or other silver cardstock)
3 ½” x 3 ½” (1)

MSRS Butterfly stamp
Inka Gold paint (Platium)
Pearl Pen (Ice White) also from Viva-Decor
Embossing powder (black)
Versamark inkpad or similar
Heat tool
Double-sided tape or glue


Begin by basket weaving four of the black cardstock strips as shown. Tape the four strips together to secure them together. This will be the center of your woven background piece. Continue weaving the strips around the center four until all twelve are used. Tighten the woven strips so that there are no extra spaces between any of them as shown. Glue or tape one side of the 3” x 3” square black cardstock and attach it to the middle of your woven strips. Press it hard to secure. Trim away the extra overhanging strips to make a 3” x 3” square of woven cardstock strips.
Apply Platinum Inka Gold to the woven piece by putting a small amount on your finger and rubbing the flat of your finger all over the piece in a circular motion (See picture).

Layer the woven piece onto the 3 ½” x 3 ½” silver square and the 3 ¾” x 3 ¾” black square. Attach to the 5” square card and set it aside.

Rub some Platinum Inka Gold onto the 3” x 4 ¼” black cardstock in a roughly x shaped pattern as shown. Polish the surface with a tissue until it is smooth and dry (dries very quickly!) Stamp the butterfly over the “X” and emboss with black embossing powder.
Cut the butterfly out with scissors. Cut away the antennae. Add two very thin strips of black cardstock (from your left-overs) to the back of the butterfly with tape as shown. Attach the butterfly to the woven background with tape or glue. Finish with small dots of Ice White pearl pen on the butterfly wings.

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