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Herringbone Technique

January 8th, 2010 · 8 Comments

Herringbone Technique

I finally got an opportunity to try this intriguing herringbone technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter, and I was inspired by the quilt Kristina Werner mentioned in her latest color inspiration challenge (#57). So I used her colors, most of which were present in SU!’s retired Walk in the Park DSP: deep red, coral, baja blue, mustard, saffron, and white.

I cut the strips of designer paper 3/8″ wide and glued them to a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White card stock. I matted the herringbone pattern with More Mustard onto a Riding Hood Red card. The birthday sentiment was stamped with More Mustard ink and punched out, then stamped again with Riding Hood Red ink so that I could add a popped-up, red ‘happy birthday’ to the tag. I punched a hole in the tag and ran a piece of grosgrain ribbon through it, then attached the tag to the card. The finishing touch was a small piece of ribbon with pointy ends that I attached behind the tag with mini glue dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Terrific Tags Punch Box
Paper: Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Whisper White, Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper, Candy Lane Designer Series Paper
Ink: Riding Hood Red, More Mustard
Accessories: Tag Punch, Small Tag Punch, Baja Breeze Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Crop-A-Dile, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Tags: fun & frolicky

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lynn // Jan 8, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    The papers you have used and the design is fab..Great birthday card:)

  • 2 Nellie // Jan 9, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Love this technique, great card!

  • 3 Pat (mspfd) // Jan 9, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Fabulous. Love the wonderful technique and fab ribbon treatment!

  • 4 Courtney // Jan 9, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Way cute! Love that technique!

  • 5 Adriel // Jan 9, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    What an interesting card that technique creates! A great way to use a variety of colors! Great job! =)

  • 6 Alicia (scrappa) // Jan 10, 2010 at 11:00 am

    So well done. Lovin’ it!

  • 7 Steph // Jan 10, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    So cool! Love the technique and I think it works great with these colors!

  • 8 JoLynn // Jan 17, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Wow! Great ribbon technique! I will definitely be “borrowing” that idea.