Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Make It Monday # 255 String Art Using Die Cuts

Hello there!

I created this card for this week's Make It Monday # 255 String Art Using Die Cuts challenge.

The challenge is to create string art using die cuts. In a Paper grab bag from Papertreyink I received a retired set that included a binder with lots of printed items you can hand cut. It also includes color recipes so I decided to use some flowers that featured pink and orange.

I hand cut 3 different size flowers and wrapped copper metallic thread around each one. My pattern was very random. I just kept wrapping until I liked what I saw.

Next I die cut some stitched squares out of white and berry sorbet. I decided to use a stencil on the white to soften it up a bit. I water colored on top of the stencil and dried the paper. It turned out a bit like the reverse stencil challenge from a few weeks ago.

I wanted to watercolor on the green card stock but that didn't work out so I decided to sponge Tim Holtz distress ink on it using the same stencil.

I popped up all the flower layers and die cut some leaves in the kit. I sponged them with green to make them have some depth.

I was ready to assemble my card and I decided to go completely crazy and move the squares to the bottom right off center. That left a lot of berry sorbet so I pulled out this beautiful metallic watercolor and flicked it all over.

After drying the paper, I stamped the sentiment and attached the flowers to the card stock layers.

Here is a closeup of the metallic water color - it is made by Zig.


The layered hand cut flowers.


Notice the shine of the copper metallic thread.


 The finished product!


This was a very fun challenge.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day.




5 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Katherine...love that metallic gold thread you added to the flowers! :0)

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  2. The color choices, stenciling and metallic thread all contribute to this stunning card!

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  3. Katherine, your card is gorgeous, love the colors and the way you used thin string/ thread! So pretty!

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  4. Love your layers and the dainty thread you used. Awesome card!

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  5. Katherine, you scored in more ways than one with your grab bag and this card. Your metallic threaded flowers are stunning with your stenciled backgrounds.

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