Scrappy Strip Technique

Last week, I showed you a card that we made in Stamp Club using the Scrappy Strip Technique.

I promised you a tutorial, so here it is!


1. Choose DSP and prepare card base and layers using coordinating colors. I used Terra Cotta Tile and Early Espresso. My smaller layer of Terra Cotta Tile is 3 ¾” x 5”.  This is optimal for getting the most from your DSP.  Your DSP strips will need to hang over the edge, so cutting your DSP at 4” works well to get the most from your DSP.  For my card size, you’ll need four strips of double-sided DSP (1 ¼” x 4”).

2. Cut the strips of DSP diagonally. You can cut these without measuring or you can cut them all the same.  I used the lines on my paper trimmer, lining up the bottom with the first line to the left of the cutting track and the top with the first line to the right (1/4”).

3. Glue a strip of the DSP to the top of your smaller layer. It should hang over on the top and sides.

Back of layer

4. Glue the other DSP strips to the card layer, leaving just a sliver of cardstock showing between the strips. Alternate the strips so that the wide end is on the right, then left, then right, etc.

5. Flip the layer over and cut excess DSP off the edges.

6. Your panel is ready to be mounted to your card and decorated as desired.

If you’d like to see the list of products used in this project, click here.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial.  I’d love it if you’d leave feedback in the comments!

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