Strip Madness One-Layer Cards | Sketch Starters #009

Aug 2, 2020Hello, Just Because & For You Cards1 comment

Strip Madness One-Layer Cards | Sketch Starters #009

Aug 2, 2020Hello, Just Because & For You Cards1 comment

Do you have oodles of cardstock strips hanging around? How about thin washi tape (like 1/2″ or 1/4″)? Great! Go collect them up and create some fun and easy cards with me today! We’ll be scrap-busting and washi-busting. These are so fun, I bet you’ll make a ton for your card stash!

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zig and zag and zig again

This sketch was MADE for scraps! You could use different colored paper strips, or washi tape, like I did. Or, you could take an image and cut it up into strips for an interesting artsy look. How will you interpret this sketch?

shades of red

For this first take I stripped up the Red Cosmos gradient cardstock and adhered it directly to the card base in a zig zag pattern. I wanted to really set off the vertical strips, so I grouped up a few of the sentiments from Sentiments Strips 2 to make a fun note to a friend! To add a little more visual interest, I popped in some Red Cosmos Enamel Dots. Cute, right?

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washi all the way

For the second take, I went for strips of the Allium Palette washi tape. This is a great way to use up washi tape if you are a collector (like me) that is looking for a good way to use lots of tape in a project. I made sure to vary the length of the strips, and also the placement of the colored blocks to leave a real random look. This time, there were so many lines going on, both vertical and horizontal, that I oped for a single sentiment with a few small enamel dots.

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Sketch Starters with Nicole #009

Here’s the companion video that will walk you through creating both designs!

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