Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sunflower card

Next month I'll be attending the Stemple Mekka stamp convention in Hagen Germany. To mark the occasion, we are making cards this month in my Yahoo group monthly card challenge. The only requirement is to create a card using the colors of the German flag. This is my contribution. Most of the card is pretty easy to figure out. Here's how to make the stripe border:
Cut cardstock with your paper cutter into 1/2" strips in the three colors of the flag. Lay the strips in a pattern onto a sheet of sticky label paper (you can also just tape the strips together. Because I was making a card 5 1/2" wide, I laid enough strips to measure 5 1/2" from the first strip at the bottom to the last one on the top. I then cut the paper with my paper cutter so that I had a 1/2" strip with the three alternating colors on one 5 1/2" x 1/2" strip. This is a fun way to incorporate all the colors in the composition into one accent piece. Try it with a different color combination or cut it into thinner strips for a different look. You can also combine the cut strips together into an instant checkerboard design. Have fun!
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Unknown said...

Looks great and thanks for the tutorial

Rosie Guiher said...

Great cards Mike! I really like the strip so thanks for the info on how to make it.

Tigger a(r)t work said...

I'm pleased to see the cards live in Hagen ;o).

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4nancie said...

love your cards you still amaze me

scraphobby said...

Love your card,en to see in mekka.
gr Marian