Thursday, July 21, 2011

to the moon and back...

couldnt pass up an opportunity to play along in a bakers twine challenge and as a result this card was born. It was this weeks CREATE contest. The sentiment is from one of my childrens favourite books (from many moons ago lol) and the honeydew twine is of course from The Twinery.
I simply cut a bunch of twine to the same lengths, placed a line of glue in a semi circle around the writing and layered my twine on top. Lastly i gave it a quick snip at each end to make more of a moon shape.

go check out the rest of the cards - loads of awesome twine-ness!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Twine Nest Tip!

my apologies - its been a while but i am back with a useful twine tip....
whilst stamping these cute little birds for a new home card i discovered a useful way to use up my scraps of twine. I was about to use the nest stamp which came with the set and then had a lightbulb moment..i realised i could make the nest from twine rather than stamping it - and this was the result. not to mention a great boost of dimension and texture on my card to contrast from the stamps. all those little bitty bits that you trim from other projects can simply be layered together to form an egg nest... they would be great for Easter as well, even multi-coloured but for my congratulations on your new nest aka home cards, they were perfect. Make sure you head over to The Twinery for the best twine to "secure your new nest"!