Cards That Pop! Just Add Strips

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What's On Trend is well underway and we have been learning so much with this free video series! Each week our maker experts have been sharing things they can't get enough of in their craft rooms. This week we had Carissa Wiley sharing her love of adding paper strips to her cards.

Carissa Wiley

In her video, Carissa showed various ways to integrate strips and different tools you could use. She started by using the Mod Strips Cover Plate to cut a variety of strips and using the direct-to-paper method, she inked them up in her colors. I love how she placed them at an angle to create a fantastic focal point.

The Angled Strips Cover Plate brings a whole new angle to this look! The bit of ink blending on this strip background is so beautiful! She also used some banner dies to bring in more colorful strips!

Check out Carissa's Video on YouTube!

In her last card, she created one long strip with an ombre ink blending technique. These strips she simply cut with her paper trimmer. All of these techniques and ideas really make her cards pop.

My video is up next! Be sure to join us on Sunday at 8pm Eastern or watch the replays at any time!

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