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New England Stamper: Found Paper Herringbone Card

February 21, 2010

Found Paper Herringbone Card

The weekend is almost over, but we had a great one spent in the company of good friends! And school starts tomorrow after February vacation, so I'm doing a little happy dance.

I have a different kind of card to share tonight. It's one of those cards that I either really like or really hate, but can't make up my mind which - does that ever happen to you?

Found paper herringbone

I have a drawer full of text papers - mostly small scraps. So, I pulled out the drawer and turned over the pile, like it was a compost heap and started collaging pieces onto card stock. Once the c/stock was completely covered, I sponged on several colors of ink and cut the page into 1/4" strips. These strips were adhered to another piece of c/stock using the Herringbone technique (TJ Dec09/Jan10). I finished off the card with a Tim Holtz sentiment and some twine.

Hope you had a restful weekend!


  • Stamps: Good Thoughts (Tim Holtz - Stampers Anonymous)
  • C/stock: Vintage Cream (Papertrey), found papers
  • Ink: Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Pine Needles & Faded Jeans Distress Inks
  • Accessories: Linen Twine (SU)

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Anonymous JeanFB said...

Looooooove it!!! Wonderful use of the text, love that you added color - just perfect!

February 21, 2010 at 3:57 PM  
Anonymous Lucy Edmondson said...

This is definitely in the 'I love' category!
Lucy x

February 21, 2010 at 9:34 PM  
Anonymous Jules Eickmeier said...

I LOVE it! What a super way to use those scraps!

February 22, 2010 at 12:15 AM  
Anonymous tera said...

Great card - love the way you used the text scraps!!!

February 22, 2010 at 12:22 AM  
Anonymous Lynne Moncrieff said...

Such patience! Love the use of the text papers. Lynne M x

February 22, 2010 at 12:47 AM  
Anonymous Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous card Ali...love it :O)) xx

February 22, 2010 at 12:52 AM  
Anonymous Connie Paxman said...

yes Ali I have those composite heaps horded also...I love word art and this card is awesome especiallly the harmony of colors
connie paxman

February 22, 2010 at 12:58 AM  
Anonymous Beth Norman said...

Va va va voom. Thud. The papers you used and the distressing really makes this card pop. You are such an enabler! Love it.

February 22, 2010 at 2:37 AM  
Anonymous Diana Enns said...

Great card - I need to find some of that text paper......I use stamps on plain paper, run my paper through the cuttlebug, and a few other things, but don't have any text paper. I love doing Herringbone - it's a stress reliever for me.........I love the colors you used on this......Thanks

February 22, 2010 at 2:44 AM  
Anonymous Suzie Hayward said...

Wonderful card, love this technique with scrap paper, didn't know it had a name. Would never had thought to use text paper, that brings out a whole new thought process. Thanks for sharing this great card you are such an inspiration.

February 22, 2010 at 6:04 AM  
Anonymous Martha said...

I am so in love with this card! Thank you for sharing your method of getting to the herringbone part. I'm now dreaming of giving it a try.

February 22, 2010 at 1:06 PM  
Anonymous Marilyn said...

Awesome card! Love it...
Great way of recycling good printed materials.
Thank you for sharing,
Marilyn i Texas

February 22, 2010 at 2:14 PM  
Anonymous Deena said...

Wonderful way to use your scraps! Inspiring!

February 23, 2010 at 5:03 PM  
Anonymous Linda said...

Great way to use your scraps. Love it. Thankyou for sharing.

February 28, 2010 at 10:57 PM  
Anonymous Debby said...

That is such a brilliant idea with brilliant results. Gorgeous! I'm so envious you and Shar get to play together! I'm glad you can and I'm glad you have a great time. Some day east and west coast shall meet (:

March 4, 2010 at 12:35 PM  

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