Herringbone Card with Mica Powder, Great Way to Use Scraps

I wanted to make a herringbone card and added mica powder.

I started with a card base that is 8 1/2″ tall by 5 1/2″ wide and scored on the 8 1/2″ length at 4 1/4″ to make an A2 sized card. I added a double sided adhesive sheet over the front of my card base, and then removed the backing sheet. It leaves a very sticky adhesive behind.

Then cut a bunch of narrow strips of patterned paper from 1/8″ wide to 1/4″ wide and in whatever lengths you have available.

To make a herringbone, use the same patterned strips to create four segments on the card front. Then choose one section and start by putting a strip with the 1/4″ wide end touching the strip that you laid first to create one of the four segments, and your next strip, the short end with butt against the strip you just laid, then butt the next short end of a strip against the strip you just laid and so on. Then once you’ve filled in that segment, go to the next. I left a small gap between the long edge of each strip and using a makeup foam brush, added mica powder to those gaps. You can use glitter to fill the gaps as well.

The mica powder I used is from the Hippie Crafter. Here’s a link to their mica powder: https://www.hippiecrafter.com/collections/hippie-crafter-products/products/mica-powder

The sentiments I used were from a set from Hero Arts Sentiments link: https://www.ebay.com/p/1700992205

I used Ranger White embossing powder for the sentiments link: https://rangerink.com/products/embossing-powder-super-fine-white

The dies I used to cut around the sentiments were from a small die of the month club from Spellbinders and I can’t find them available on the Spellbinder website, sorry.

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