Happy Wednesday, everyone! Hope your Tuesday was wonderful! Yesterday I made a woven background page. Today I am going to do the same thing but to make it with a border. I am going to use the same color scheme because I am going to put the pages from yesterday and today together. The border is going to be yellow. The way I decide the width of my border may be different than others. Since I scrap with 8 1/2″x11″ papers to create a border I start with a 12″x12″ paper and cut it down to 8 1/2″x11″. The thick scrap left is the perfect size for my border.
After creating my plain yellow border I tear green and blue strips that are 1″ wide. I then attach one narrow end of the green strips (or whatever color I desire the background page to be) to the bottom of the border. I then keep attaching the strips until I get to the top of the border. I then attach the border (with the green strips attached to it) to a card stock of plain – I used white – paper. I only put adhesive on the border part.
Then, starting at the top I start to weave in the blue strips that I have torn. I first start close to the border going under and over, under and over until I reach the bottom. I attach the strip that I just wove to the top of the green strip. I then weave in another strip. I alternate. If I started the first strip on top of the green, the next strip will start below the green. I continue doing this until I get to the edge of the white card stock. Sometimes the last strip will need to be shaved off a bit before weaving it.
Once all of the strips are in place, I trim the extra off to be the same size as the 8 1/2″x11″ card stock. Finally, I adhere all the loose pieces to the paper below them and WALA – it is complete. Here is my finished page. It is so colorful!
I hope you are enjoying these ideas! Have a blessed day!