Technique Tuesday #23

Hi everyone!

Welcome to this weeks Technique Tuesday. In these posts I share a technique that can be applied to many forms of paper crafting ~ card making, scrapbooking, albums and tags. I alternate Technique Tuesday and Tuesday’s Tip just to change things up a bit.

This week’s technique: PAPER STRIPES.

The technique results in the look of patterned paper and it is a great way to use up scraps. The strips can be laid vertically, horizontally or diagonally.

 

You will need: assorted card stock, thin paper {copy paper}, adhesive {tape runner, adhesive sheet or a glue stick works fine}, cutting tool of choice, bone folder.

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Cut various widths of card stock in the color combination you want. Or they can all be the same width and shades of one color ~ it’s entirely up to you. Have some fun with different color combinations 🙂

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I used a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of copy paper for adhering the strips. Of course, the base paper can be any size you want. Cover it with your chosen adhesive. *Please note: I used lines of tape runner placed about 3/4″ apart. Wide double sided tape could be used also. Then just peel off the backing when you’re ready to lay on the strips.

Now lay the strips right next to each other {touching} on the adhesive for a nice, smooth look. *Please note: The smoother the strips are, the nicer it looks. This also makes it easier to stamp on should you decide to do so.

Once the copy paper is covered with strips, burnish them with a bone folder for a smooth finish.

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Turn over the strip covered piece of copy paper and cut off the ends.

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Now the striped paper can be cut to whatever size is needed for the project.

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You can use as much or as little as you want of your new “paper stripes” paper. I cut off a small section of mine to add to the card front along with a stamped sentiment, a ribbon knot, some punched flowers and sparkly rhinestones.

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Hints:

*Wouldn’t glitter paper stripes would be so pretty for Christmas or wedding cards? Even just a few glitter stripes here and there in the sequence of stripes.

*Try die cutting shapes in the striped paper and stamp an image or sentiment in the opening. The stamping could be right on the card front or on a scrap of paper. Then lay the striped paper with the die cut shape over top.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this weeks technique. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. See you next time!

 

 

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

 

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