Woven Lighthouse Card (and a layered frame sample)
In one of the Spring Card Camp II online classes I recently viewed, we were encouraged to try weaving on our cards. The class samples were done with colored strips behind cut-out windows on the card front, but I was curious to see what it would look like to weave a stamped image, and this big scene stamp seemed like a good one with which to try.
Using my MISTI stamp positioner, I stamped the “Lighthouse” stamp from Impression Obsessionon on two (large) pieces of ivory card stock with GKD Chocolate Truffle amalgam ink. Then I cut each panel into 1/4 inch strips – one vertically and the other horizontally. After making sure all the strips were in order, I wove “every other” horizontal strip back into the vertical strips to recreate the scene. (As I am typing this, I am thinking I probably should have stamped a third panel for more vertical strips to create a second card with the horizontal strips I did not use here. Also wondering if I could have woven blank card stock first and then stamped – eliminating the challenge of lining everything up. Hmmm…. )
Once the strips were woven together, I adhered them to a scrap of card stock to prevent them from moving around and then trimmed it to size.
My original plan was to place the woven panel behind a cut-out window/frame as shown in the class, but the image was too large so I used the stitched frame die already sitting on my desk to create this next card…
I stamped the same image onto a piece of ivory card stock with the Chocolate Truffle ink. Then I cut three frames with the frame die; the first was from the stamped panel, and two more were from Chocolate Truffle card stock. After stacking and gluing together the three die cut frames, I put the frames and the other parts of the cut, stamped panel back together on a Tranquil Teal card base. The greeting is from Gina K Design’s “Love & Prayers” set.
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8 thoughts on “Woven Lighthouse Card (and a layered frame sample)”
These are lovely. I am impressed! I made mine exactly as taught in class and never thought of any other ways. I like your out-of-the-box idea. Love the second card also with the frame.
WOW! Gorgeous cards and the weaving is quite amazing. Your stamped image is lovely, too.
Wow! Love the effect, not necessarily the work! Love it!
Where does your creative mind end?
The woven card is amazing – Stunning! And also love the layered frame card! Your talent is awesome!
Wow! That must have taken a long time do align up the weaving in the correct order. I think your thoughts on the second option of stamping onto the weaving would have been my first choice of action as I tend to want to use the most simple methods possible. But I must say I just love the way this card looks. The second one is awesome as well. You are certainly an inspiration!
WOW, WOW and WOW! That woven card is amazing and I admire your patience in putting it together. I like the 2nd one as well and love how you did the frames, but honestly the first one is the best idea I’ve seen recently. FANTASIC.
I really like both of your cards. I can’t even imagine trying to line up the pieces for the first one. Though I would imagine stamping afterwards would have left white spots.