Monday, October 23, 2017

Vines and Twine Challenge

This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges, it's all about vines and twine! I chose to focus on twine.

I don't know about you, but it's almost impossible for me to create anymore without a spring board...namely Pinterest. I don't know if it's just because I don't have the time to sit and stare and contemplate and play (like I once did), or if I've just let myself become spoiled and dependent on Pinterest, sketches, etc. 

I know time was an issue this time around. I've been sick this week (second time since school started back in August) and my plans to create my card at a crop crumbled when I had to miss it because I couldn't get out of bed. So while in bed (instead of the crop), I cruised Pinterest and found this card. I thought, this is simple enough. I might even be able to create a twine wreath card while sitting in bed. Well, the twine wreath was easy and fun, but I had to go to my disaster of a craft room to work on it...all the while, my husband scolding me for not being in bed. Husbands. They just don't understand. ;) 

I was bummed when I discovered that my new "A Grateful Heart" stamp was one piece...but nothing that my very sharp CTMH micro-tip scissors couldn't handle. Yes...you read right. I cut the sentiment out of the center of the wreath image. 

Next, I added a circle of liquid glass around the sentiment and then began laying the twine down until I was satisfied with the thickness...approximately 6 or 7 times. I only pressed the twine down in a few random spots, because I wanted the twine to be fairly loose and dimensional, but of course, secured.

Then I created the multi colored leaf by inking it first in Nutmeg, then rolling it half way in Saffron ink and then rolling just the bottom edge of the stamp in Almond ink. I used the coordinating thin cut to get the perfect...and easy...cut. I attached the leaf with a piece of 3D foam tape and then added a bow of twine to the leaf using liquid glass.

Finally, I layered my white daisy card panel on the gold foil paper. (It's a bummer that it doesn't show so well in the photograph...it's awesome in real life!) Then I attached them to the Falling for You pattern paper with more 3D foam tape and to a kraft card base.

Here's my twine wreath inspired card...

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Falling for You (Cardmaking), A Grateful Heart
Papers: Kraft CS, White Daisy CS, Gold Foil, Falling for You B&T
Inks: Black, Saffron, Almond, Nutmeg

We'd love to have you join us at Heart 2 Heart Challenges. Remember. Every Monday morning a new challenge is posted with the deadline to enter at midnight on the last day of the month or on the Saturday following the month's final challenge. The challenge varies from week to week and can be a color challenge, a sketch, an inspiration photo, a theme challenge, or something else. You can choose to play along every week, or just play along when the challenge moves you. The only requirement to play along is that CTMH products must be included in your submitted project, but it doesn't have to be 100% CTMH (and it doesn't have to be new product either).  

I hope to see you over at Heart 2 Heart Challenges!




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