Good Morning! Have you heard of the Scrappy Strip technique? Well, I’ll tell you about it because today’s card uses the Scrappy Strip Technique along with the Stampin’ Up! A Little Lace cling stamp set. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
The Scrappy Strip technique was developed by Australian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Kylie and Bruno Bertucci earlier this year and is really simple, but so dramatic. And since tomorrow Stampin’ Up will announce the retiring list and carryover list and preview the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog to Demonstrators, I decided to make my Scrappy Strip card using the beautiful, bold 2018-2020 In Colors because they will be on the retiring list!
I started by cutting 3-4 strips each of Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove and Whisper White card stock. Start with 5-1/2″ wide panels and randomly cut the strips so that one end is thicker than the other. I used widths between 1/4″ and 1/2″ and had strips left over. Adhere the first strip even with the short edge of a 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ panel of Basic Black card stock using multipurpose liquid glue. Add glue to the back of the next strip and place it next to the first strip with a small black space between the two strips. Continue adhering strips until the Basic Black panel is covered. The edge of the strips will extend beyond the edge of the Basic black panel and that’s ok. Arrange the colors so that it is pleasing to your taste. When one end gets too angled, flip the strip so that the thick end is on the other side. You can see in this picture how I’ve started adhering the strips to the Basic Black card stock.
When the panel is covered, trim the excess strips with a paper trimmer or paper snips. Trim off a 1/2″ strip for the inside of the card, and trim the rest of the panel so that it is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″. Adhere it to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Basic Black mat with multipurpose liquid glue, and then to a Basic Black card base with dimensionals.
I wanted to use the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! A Little Lace stamp set, so I stamped it in VersaMark Ink on a strip of Basic Black card stock. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set until it was shiny. I trimmed the end and adhered it to the card front with multipurpose liquid glue.
I adhered the 1/2″ Scrappy Strip panel to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and trimmed the ends. I then adhered it to the inside of my card with multipurpose liquid glue.
The Scrappy Strip technique makes cards that look like a piece of modern art! And the bold Stampin’ Up! 2018-2020 In Colors are a perfect contrast for the black background. And it’s so sad to see them go. But once once the products – ink, markers, refills, paper and embellishments – are sold out, they will sadly no longer be available. So if there is something you still need from the 2018-2020 In Color product line to complete your stash, head quickly to my Online Store to stock up before they’re gone.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Basic Black – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 4-1/2″ x 5-1/5″ (Scrappy Strip base), 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
- For the following colors, you need approximately 4″ x 5-1/2″ so that you can easily cut the strips with your paper trimmer
- Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove Whisper White
- Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel)