Orange is the word!

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Posted on 24th July 2021 by Jane Taylor
Filed under Card Making Ideas

Orange Strips 1I

Today it's all about the colour orange, but this is a brilliant technique that works in any colour and uses up all those leftover scraps too!

Here's what you'll need from Papermill Direct:

  • orange polka dot card
  • neon orange glitter card
  • intensive orange card
  • mandarin orange card
  • woodstock arancio card
  • cocktail dacquiri card
  • plain black card

You will also need:

  • heart and circle dies
  • word strips - I used Time For Tea Designs Brighter Days Sentiment Cards
  • scrap paper
  • wet glue

Orange Strips 1H

The Square Card:

  1. Cut a selection of card strips that are 0.5cm, 1cm & 1.5cm wide.

Orange Strips 1

2. Starting in the centre of a 12cm square of scrap paper adhere the strips using wet glue. Butt them up tightly to each other.

Orange Strips 1A

3. Trim the strips into a 11.5 cm square and then cut across both of the diagonals.

Orange Strips 1B

4. Re-arrange the triangles of strips to form a pattern and adhere to a 12cm square of black card.

Orange Strips 1C

Orange Strips 1D

5. Matt the black card to a 13cm square base card cut from mandarin orange card.

6. Add die cut circles and a greeting to the centre.

Orange Strips 1F

Orange Strips 1G

The Slimline Card:

This card is made in a similar way. For the slimline version I didn't keep to a symmetrical pattern when adhering the strips. I placed the triangles into two squares before adhering to the black card.

The measurements are:

  • black card - 9.25cm x 18.25cm
  • mandarin orange base card - 10cm x 19.5cm

I used a black strip - 9.25cm x 2.5cm to hold the heart and greeting.

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