Hi folks, it’s Holly popping in with another surprise posting this weekend. Remember the washi weaving card I shared last weekend? I played with black and gold cardstock for my paper weaving this time. It’s a lot of fun once you get the hang of the weaving. I cut the black and gold cardstocks into 1/4″ strips and then weaved them together. I created a much tighter weave, and I love how this background resembles a bamboo placemat or a rug.
I pulled out this image from the Tea Time in the Orient sheet which I thought was a vase. I stamped it with Versamark and embossed it with gold embossing powder. After the melted embossing powder cooled, I cut out the vase with fine tipped scissors. I cut a square of black cardstock and turned it so that it looks like a diamond on the black and gold weaving background. The vase is adhered to the black diamond with some foam tape.
Upon reading the description on the Art Neko website, I found out that what I thought was a vase is actually a tea cup with a cover to keep the tea warm. I learn something new every day! 🙂