Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Cheery Lynn Designs Big Weaver

Cheery Lynn Designs released new products at CHA called Weavers and Wickers.  I decided to play with my Big Weaver which cuts and embosses 1/2 inch strips.  Using a wonderful striped paper, I embossed then cut the strips, removing the edge that holds them together.  Then using a piece of card stock 5 5/8 inch square I began to attach the strips.  As I added them, I staggered the pattern down one stripe width until I reached the center of the card stock, then I staggered the pattern up one stripe width.  This gave it a fabulous stair step down then up again pattern.  It reminds me of a lot of the pattern in an Escher print.  I liked the background so much that I did not want to cover a lot of it up.  So here is what I came up with......


I die cut the largest Heart to Heart Doily out of pink (ugh!) card stock and again cut it out of vellum. Using the Large Rectangle Piercing plate on the drop out heart from the vellum I added some texture.  Much easier than poking all those holes by hand with a grid.   Next came the flowers, the base for the large flower is from the large Tropical Flower die; I used the smaller Tropical Flower die for the other flower.  I dry embossed each of them for some dimension.  The other flowers are from my stash.  The leaf flourishes are from the Bird on a Branch 2 die.  I used my Little Stackers Circle and Scallop Circle Nesting dies for the sentiment from Hero Arts.  Finished size is 6" square.

Be sure to stop by the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for a peek at what the rest of the team has created.  There are some fabulous creations over there, sure to inspire you to craft.

5 comments:

Bonnie Brown said...

Wow, you did it again! A truly unique, beautiful card. I love the Big Weaver background and again the Heart to Heart Doily. Great colors!

Anonymous said...

Very clever. You never cease to amaze me with all the different things that you do. Edna

Dawnll said...

I am so wanting that lace doily! What fun layers and design Sandy.
Great inspiration

Jenny Gropp said...

Cool background with the paper strips... all though it made my eyes swim for about 5 seconds before I could focus. Have done this in the past.... bargello is the style I believe.

Sandra1968 said...

This is a lovely card! And great papers.