Scrappy Strip Technique Card Ideas

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing some Scrappy Strip Technique card ideas made with the Ornate Garden Designer Paper, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set and related color combinations!

When I set out to play with this technique I knew I wanted to play with the color scheme and stamps in the new Ornate Garden product suite with the goal of making a card using the designer paper (DSP) in this suite. I started by playing with cardstock in the colors in this DSP and then added in a few related colors to make it all come together. In the end, I came up with three Scrappy Strip Technique card ideas which I’m sharing here. By the way, this technique and card idea was cased from the talented Bruno Bertucci. Check out his project by clicking HERE.

The card you see in this photo is the first card I made.

Check out my scrappy strip technique card ideas made with the Ornate Garden Designer Paper and related color combinations! This was so fun to play with!

The colors used are Black, Terracotta Tile, Old Olive, Gold, Mint Macaron, Pretty Peacock and Crushed Curry. The last two colors are not actually in the Designer paper but I had good reasons to add them.

Check out my scrappy strip technique card ideas made with the Ornate Garden Designer Paper and related color combinations! This was so fun to play with!

I just love the Pretty Peacock color, it pairs with the Mint Macaron perfectly and I love how it looks in this design. As for the Crushed Curry, the Ornate Garden DSP has a yellow in it but it’s a NEW color that hasn’t yet been released. Crushed Curry was the closest color I could find to the one in the DSP. What do you think of the touches of gold foil in this? I just love it!

Check out my scrappy strip technique card ideas made with the Ornate Garden Designer Paper and related color combinations! This was so fun to play with!

Now doing this technique is quite simple but it does take a little time to piece it all together!

In the photo here I’ve included some of my pieces in-process before I created cards with them, just for fun. I hadn’t decided how I was going to use them yet and had some fun ideas I was toying with, in my head. I decided to use one of these in my live demonstration on Facebook and create the design live, with a little help from participants! Watch my Facebook Live video later in this post to see how this evolved!

Check out my scrappy strip technique card ideas made with the Ornate Garden Designer Paper and related color combinations! This was so fun to play with!

This next card was made in the live video and is also my version made with the Ornate Garden Designer Paper.

I just love how it came out with the pieces of cardstock interspersed among the designer paper strips!

Check out my scrappy strip technique card ideas made with the Ornate Garden Designer Paper and related color combinations! This was so fun to play with!

Using these little bits of this designer paper somehow makes me love this paper even more!

When I see a big piece of some of these patterns it seems a little busy to me. Seeing them this way makes me appreciate the patterns in a different way! I am just loving this so much!!!

Check out my scrappy strip technique card ideas made with the Ornate Garden Designer Paper and related color combinations! This was so fun to play with!

So… while making these scrappy strip card ideas I stumbled on an element that I could see had the potential for some creative fun!

I had cut off one of the sides of my assembled scrappy strips cardstock and noticed, just by happenstance, that the other side (the “edge you see on the card below) had a bit of a fun whimsical look to it.

Check out my scrappy strip technique card ideas made with the Ornate Garden Designer Paper and related color combinations! This was so fun to play with!

I created the card you see here on the Facebook Live with a little help from my Facebook friends!

Now during the Live event, I also played with various sentiment options and ideas but didn’t attach anything so I decided to take some pictures of some options before committing to a final version. I actually really like this version with no sentiment at all!

Check out my scrappy strip technique card ideas made with the Ornate Garden Designer Paper and related color combinations! This was so fun to play with!

Wouldn’t this version be fun with sentiments stamped to create a sentence on the various strips of cardstock?

Here’s another version with a sentiment. I really like this one too!

Check out my scrappy strip technique card ideas made with the Ornate Garden Designer Paper and related color combinations! This was so fun to play with!

Here’s the card reoriented. I like this one too!

It almost looks like strips of fabric, like a curtain in a theater or doorway. So playful and fun right?

Check out my scrappy strip technique card ideas made with the Ornate Garden Designer Paper and related color combinations! This was so fun to play with!

Next, I tried the sentiment justified to the left to balance out the ribbon.

Here I’ve used some of the Gilded Gems that are part of the Ornate Garden Suite to flank the sentiment and tie in with the gold foil strips.

Check out my scrappy strip technique card ideas made with the Ornate Garden Designer Paper and related color combinations! This was so fun to play with!

Last but not least I repositioned the ribbon so the tie would be in the center and centered the sentiment underneath it.

Check out my scrappy strip technique card ideas made with the Ornate Garden Designer Paper and related color combinations! This was so fun to play with!

Here’s my trio of finished Scrappy Strip Technique card ideas.

I have not actually attached the sentiment on that final card yet. How will I ever decide?! They are all so fun! Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of all my variations. I’d love to know if you have a favorite and if so which one(s).

Check out my scrappy strip technique card ideas made with the Ornate Garden Designer Paper and related color combinations! This was so fun to play with!

To make these cards I’ve used the awesome Mini-Trimmer pictured below.

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Check out my scrappy strip technique card ideas made with the Ornate Garden Designer Paper and related color combinations! This was so fun to play with!

I’ve also used the Ornate Thanks stamp set shown above. This stamp set and all the products in the Ornate Garden product suite will be available to purchase starting on April 1, 2020.

This suite is an early release item from the Annual Catalog that goes live in early June of 2020. You’ll find a complete supply list and project dimensions at the end of this post. Just keep in mind there won’t be links for the Ornate Garden Products till Wednesday 4/1/20 when these products can be purchased by customers.

Thanks so much for spending some time with me today! I hope you enjoyed my projects and will come visit me again sometime soon.

Happy Crafting!

Melissa 🙂


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Project Dimensions:

  • Basic Black Card Body: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Basic Black Focal Piece: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (Cut down as desired.)
  • Small Sentiment Piece in Mint Macaron: 3/8″ x 2-3/4″
  • Small Sentiment Backing in Basic Black: 1/2″ x 2-7/8″
  • Medium Sentiment Piece in Mint Macaron: 1/2″ x 2-1/4″ (Thanks)
  • Medium Sentiment Backing in Basic Black: 5/8″ x 2-3/8
  • Large Sentiment Piece in Mint Macaron: 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (So Grateful)
  • Large Sentiment Backing in Basic Black: 5/8″ x 3-5/8″
  • Larger Sentiment Piece in Mint Macaron: 1/2″ x 4″ (So Grateful with Gilded Gems)
  • Larger Sentiment Backing in Basic Black: 5/8″ x 4-1/8″
  • Largest Sentiment Piece in Mint Macaron: 5/8″ x 4-1/2″ (Thank You)
  • Larger Sentiment Backing in Basic Black: 3/4″ x 4-5/8″
  • Whisper White Inside Layer: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″

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Comments

  1. Gloria says

    I just ordered this beautiful Suite! I can hardly wait to get it in. I love these cards. They are so pretty. You didn’t happen to mention what size your cut your Basic Black CS strip, that you added to your str4ips ends card? I agreed with both you and your friend about the ribbons. I loved the Mint M. ribbon, but understood why you used the Old Olive ribbon instead! Any color would be gorgeous, because these cards were already gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this new, fun technique, with us all!

  2. Sharon says

    On the card with strips that look like fabrics or stage curtains, if the flat edges of the strips were placed on the “open” edge of the card, they look like books haphazardly placed on a bookshelf. Sentiments placed on the “spine” would complete the illusion.

  3. Jan Dare Brown says

    Oh Melissa – this is absolutely lovely! You have quite the eye, and I LOVE the variations on a theme! Elegant, exceptional, exquisite! Well done and THANK YOU for the inspiration!

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