Aug 26, 2009

365 Cards: Checkerboard Background

Happy Wednesday everyone! Todays challenge is all about checkerboard. You are to use it for your background. Well I decided to make a weave pattern for mine. I picked out some double sided pattern paper by Scenic Route. Something that was fun and dramatically different on each side. I cut my card to standard size and then cut the strips shorter by 1/4". Then wove them together. This is the checkerboard that came out:

I got this hairbrained idea about adding buttons and twine. (I am officially addicted to twine!) It took some time, but I hole punched two little notches at the top and bottom of each checkerboard row. I cut my twine to wrap twice around and then threaded it with my buttons. I attached the buttons in their spots with glue dots and then tied the twine. It really gives this card some dimension, which I would show you if I hadn't misplaced the other photo I took ; )

I added a sentiment and some trim and called it done! What do you think?  I hope you can tell what is happening on it. The photos is less than stellar.

Anyway. Today has already started with a bang and I am late with my post, but I did get it up which makes me happy! I hope you have a good day and feel inspired!!
loves
k

Deets:
Stamps: Everyday Classics by Papertrey Ink
Ink: Basic Black by SU! 
Paper: Kraft, Rustic Cream by Papertrey Ink, Patterned Paper by Scenic Route
Accessories: Vintage Buttons, Jute Twine by Papertrey Ink

14 comments:

nikkinix said...

I love the buttons and twine! I find that woven checkerboard deigns manke me want to reach out and touch the paper ;) With the twine and buttons, it's even cuuuuter!! Great card.

Sherry said...

Kristie, this is fabulous. Love the twine and button combination that you used.

Cheri said...

I love the paper you choose. To take the added time to thread the buttons with twine is fantastic!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Kristie this is a wonderful design. I was wondering how you got the twine to sit and now I know lol. Very effective Kristie.
Hugs
Michelle

~amy~ said...

sheesh girlfriend...you definitely rocked this challenge!!! I love the woven panel...it's soooo fun!!

Celeste said...

I love your card. The colors you used are great, the way you threaded the buttons on the twine, (love the look of twine and jute), and just the overall pattern.

Scrapaddict said...

Fantastic job sweetie! Love the paper and your patience!

Natasha said...

I love this card! I have some great paper that I don't know what to do with, and now I know! I'm going to omit the buttons and stitch it with sewing machine. . I wonder if I will get the same effect. . . I digress! I love the card!

Tasia D. said...

Love love love this! The twine, the buttons, the paper - it's just all so much greatness!

Rose said...

i love the twine!! fantastic card girl :)

Kristen said...

I love this card. I made a similar one once out of inchies. I like the twine too!!! Now I wanna go play!

Patti J. said...

Lol...isn't getting up fun? It SO beats the alternative!!! LOVE your card! Those colors are so bright and perky, just like you!

Vicky said...

Kristie, this is GORGEOUS!!! You take a checkerboard to a whole new level. All I could think of were those plastic tableclothes at diners and I just wasn't getting excited about that, but you rocked this one!

fabricbutterfly said...

Very inspirational........Oh, yea it is totally fabby!!!!!


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