Monday, 2 January 2012

CASual Twine

I've been trying all week to make a card for this fortnights CASual Friday challenge which is to use kraft and twine.  I saw the technique for making French knots in papercrafts magazine recently and wanted to give it go - in retrospect, trying to use thick bakers twine probably wasn't the right material to try it with!

After several attempts here is what I came up with for the challenge http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com/2011/12/cfc33.html



The central image is a papertrey ink image stamped on kraft in green ink and cut with a nestie.  I then back stitched the stems and added french knots for flower buds.   I added a green mat and a strip of brown card.  I then used my new sew-easy tool (I'm still to scared to get my sewing machine out of its box) to sew the scalloped border and used the same twine.  I added a few brown spotted craft candy dots to match the twine and a sentiment in the same green ink, which is from a hero arts sentiment set.  Simple matted onto a square kraft card to finish.

I'll be back later with my new challenge card for St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge - it's a great one for the New Year!

9 comments:

  1. This is so gorgeous Tara, love how you did the twine and brads!

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  2. Another beautiful card using the Kraft colour....lovely work tars

    Anne

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  3. Hello Tara
    Gorgeous card...love kraft card...my fave colour Hugs sylvie
    xxx

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  4. Really pretty Tara, love how you've used the twine :)
    Jenny x

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  5. Tara - this is really pretty - I like the hand stitched twine!

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  6. I think your knots turned out great, I'm still to timid to give that a go. Very pretty card! Thanks so much for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

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