Saturday, January 16, 2021

Eastern Basket Weave

Make your card stand out by trying a new technique. This one is called a Basket Weave. What do you think?

   Eastern Beauty

   Tranquil Tide A-2
   Eastern Palace DSP 3-1/4 x 5-1/2
   Very Vanilla 3 x 5-1/4, 3" Sq., 2-1/4" Sq.
   Fresh Fig 3-1/4" Sq., 2-1/2" Sq. 

   Tranquil Tide
   Fresh Fig
   Metallic Gold

   Basket Weave
   Die Cutting
   Heat Embossing

   Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
   Layering Circles Framelits
   Gold Embossing Powder
   Clear Faceted Gems
   Basic Rhinestone Jewels

The tutorial for this Basket Weave technique can be found HERE on SplitCoastStampers. 

First, I cut and weaved my Tranquil Tide A-2 card. It looks difficult, but is rather quite easy. Do give it a try. 

Next, I attached the Eastern Palace DSP to the front of the card.

Heat Embossing:
I then stamped the edge of the basket weave with my Metallic Gold Ink. I added the gold embossing powder and heat set it. 

Die Cutting:
Using my Layering Circles Framelits, I cut the circle and scallop on the Fresh Fig squares. I also die cut the large medallion on the Very Vanilla square using the Eastern Medallions Thinlits.

I then moved onto stamping: I stamped the 
   Flower using Fresh Fig ink,
   Large Medallion using Tranquil Tide Ink,
   Sentiment using Fresh Fig Ink.

Die Cutting After Stamping:
I then took the stamped flower and die cut it with the coordinating die. Notice that the inner petals add dimension - Do not glue them down.

Let's Put the Card Together:
I adhered the large medallion to the large Fresh Fig circle using dimensionals.

The flower was adhered with liquid glue to the scalloped circle, keeping the petals free to add dimension.

I then adhered the circles to the card front using liquid glue. Use your favorite adhesive.

I added a clear faceted gem to the center of the flower and some rhinestones to both for some glimmer and sparkle.

The 3 x 5-1/4" Very Vanilla panel is for the inside of the card.

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  1. Nicely done on the basket weave. I have not tried this technique yet but it is on my list of things to try. I love the colors too.

  2. Great technique! and it made such a lovely card!

  3. WOW, this is spectacular, Sally! What detail!