A few weeks ago, I shared cards made with the scrappy strip technique. Today, I have a pair of cards using the scrappy quilt technique. This is another great way to use up those leftover strips of patterned paper.
Start with strips of patterned paper. The strips can be all the same width or varying widths. I would make them 1/4" to 3/4" wide. At least some of the strips should be at least 5" long. Longer strips are better, but shorter ones will work too.
You also need a piece of Whisper White or Very Vanilla cardstock that is the size of a card front. I used 5 1/4" x 4.'' You can cut your piece down at the end if you decide you would like your card front to be smaller.
Start by adhering one strip of patterned paper diagonally across your piece of cardstock. You can adhere each piece individually, or cover your card front with snail adhesive making sure to get all the way to the edges. Your strip of patterned paper should hang off the edges of your cardstock.
Now adhere a second strip perpendicular to the first strip. Adhere a third strip next to this strip. Now, change directions again. The fourth strip should be adhered perpendicular to the third strip.
Continue changing directions every 1-3 pieces of patterned paper.
When you have covered an entire area, flip your piece of cardstock over and trim the edges of the patterned paper to match the edges of your cardstock. You could use a paper trimmer to do this, but I prefer to use some long-edged scissors.
Continue in the same manner until you've filled the whole card front. This piece can now be mounted on a card base. You can add images to the front or even just add a sentiment.
This technique is so addictive! It's impossible to just make one. But, it's a great way to use up bits of Designer Series Paper.
How are you doing on using up your stash of stamping supplies?
Here's another card made using bits of the Rebecca Designer Series Paper that I'm still trying to use up! I'm getting closer, but these sheets of patterned paper seem to last forever.