At last! I think I finally have a real, honest-to-gosh, video card tutorial for you. I think, LOL. I am absolutely positive, though, that I have a new-found respect for my card-making idols. Oh my gosh! If I had known how much work this would be, I don’t think I ever would have started. But once I did, I was bound and determined to see it through. (No thanks to my dead micro SD card!) Anyway, if you’d like to see me totally botch a “modified herringbone card tutorial”, here you go:
I’m calling this a “modified” herringbone pattern because I made a small change from the original version (and by original, I mean the first version I personally saw… I suspect there are a gazillion different versions out there now). I actually did a tutorial on this once before, with just photos. (Absolutely horrific photos! Believe me, you don’t want to see it.) Since then, I’ve played around with this pattern, and learned a few things:
– 6×6 patterned papers, in general, work better than 12×12, just because the patterns are smaller – but there are exceptions.
– If you use a “close color match” for your base when assembling the pattern, then any tiny gaps virtually disappear.
– If you use papers all from the same color family, it will almost certainly look nice and clean. However, you can mix up nearly any combination of patterned papers by using some technique to pull them together, such as inking all the edges, sanding all the edges, or as I’ve done here – placing tiny strips of the same color cardstock between each patterned piece, and then matting the whole thing with that same cardstock.
– It’s fun to experiment! And this doesn’t just apply to the herringbone pattern. You’ll never know if something is going to work unless you try. Different colors, different patterns, different sizes, different embellishments… just go for it. And if you do, please let me know – I’d love to see what you come up with!
And above all, have fun. Life is meant to be enjoyed. Thanks for stopping by, and have an awesome, crafty, fun-filled day!
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