So, the diagonal strips are herringbone. This is an adorable technique that I quickly picked up by checking out this tutorial over at Splitcoast Stampers. At first glance, I didn't much care for the wild patterns in the gallery going here and there. But I picked a smaller block to work with, and as I was placing the strips, I was so delighted with the result! I loved it!
Here's a closer look. Don't look too close, it's far from perfect. But it was FUN to do. You have to try it.
The little rain boot is from a new hostess set, Happy You. It has a wide assortment of stinkin' cute images, including a wreath for Christmas, baby, birthday cake, and a pinwheel. The doily it's sitting on is the Delicate Doilies Sizzlit #126999, and has a set of 3 doilies - super border patterns, zero space in your craft room.
We actually made this particular card at my workshop last week, and it was a CASE of this Christmas card by Maureen Merritt. I really liked this card, but once I was done with the herringbone technique, I am really pleased with the cheerful splash of color.
Won't you play along with HSS this week? Click here to see all of the inspiration the DT has to offer!
I'm also playing along with The Paper Players, for their paper piecing challenge this week. Cute ideas over there, too! Check them out...
Have a blessed and creative day! Erika