The inspiration for this card took quite a while to gel and mesh together. It started with Karen Barber’s color challenge: use Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral and More Mustard – a combination that is way out of my comfort zone. I started working on it last Tuesday, but I was really struggling and couldn’t come up with a good idea. I got as far as die cutting two shapes – one in cherry and one in coral, then cut strips of mustard, and that was it!
All the things I tried to do with what I had was bleh… Then, on Friday, I saw WendyBell’s Free for All challenge of crossing strips, and that was the catalyst. Saturday morning, I woke up and suddenly got the idea of braiding the strips of paper I had. It took some experimenting before I finally came up with this card (well, it’s already Sunday, lol!). Thank you for the challenges, Karen and Wendy, because without them I wouldn’t have come up with this idea!
BTW, if you want to know how to braid using more than 3 strips, this link really helped me. I used 7 strips in my card – it’s pretty much the same process as 5 strands. Also, the strips of paper I used are 1/4″ wide then I run them through a crimper so that they would be more flexible and have texture.