The inspiration for this card took quite a while to gel and mesh together. It started with Karen Barber's color challenge: use Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral and More Mustard - a combination that is way out of my comfort zone. I started working on it last Tuesday, but I was really struggling and couldn't come up with a good idea. I got as far as die cutting two shapes - one in cherry and one in coral, then cut strips of mustard, and that was it! All the things I tried to do with what I had was bleh... Then, on Friday, I saw WendyBell's Free for All challenge of crossing strips, and that was the catalyst. Saturday morning, I woke up and suddenly got the idea of braiding the strips of paper I had. It took some experimenting before I finally came up with this card (well, it's already Sunday, lol!). Thank you for the challenges, Karen and Wendy, because without them I wouldn't have come up with this idea!
BTW, if you want to know how to braid using more than 3 strips, this link really helped me: http://paperraindrops.blogspot.com/2...5-strands.html
I used 7 strips in my card - it's pretty much the same process as 5 strands. Also, the strips of paper I used are 1/4" wide then I run them through a crimper so that they would be more flexible and with more texture.
Date: Sunday, September 4, 2011 GMT Views: 2885
Registered: December 19, 2010 Location: San Francisco Bay Area Posts: 964
Sun, Sep 04, 2011 @ 3:58 PM
This is so creative! I love what you came up with; it looks terrific it's so unexpected (in a VERY good way). It's also reasurring to know that someone else feels "stumped" by the challenges from time to time...
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Tue, Sep 06, 2011 @ 6:11 PM
I just followed a link from WendyBell's blog to this thread and your card just jumped off the page. Wow! Awesome braiding!! Thanks for the link. I may try this technique although I'm not sure how successful I'll be. Love the Bible verse you used on your card too...Beautiful!!!