Sunday, July 10, 2016

Paper Trey Ink's Make it Monday #255: String Art Using Die Cuts

Amy has a wonderful video showing 3 ways to use string art on your cards using die cuts.  Check out the video HERE.

I used a PTI Woodblock Prints stencil and Clarity stencil brushes to apply my background pattern on pale peony cardstock.  I absolutely love these brushes!  They make it easy to apply ink to the stencil with no splotchiness and no foam getting stuck in the stencil to worry about.  I also love this new pale peony color by PTI.  It is a shade lighter than melon berry thus making it perfect for layering in these flowers from PTI's Graceful Greetings II.  I wrapped some gold thread around a scallop oval.  I added some gold glitter embossing powder to some of the stamped flowers.  I added one more gold element by using gold posterboard as my card base.  (Thanks to a good friend I have quite a bit of this to use...she mentioned you can get it really cheap sometimes at Hobby Lobby...a great alternative to expensive gold cardstock but still looks just as nice).   Isn't that big "Thanks" die just lovely.  I cut it in Berry Sorbet.  I love how the bold size makes it star of the card...conveying my thanks in a big way! Oh I almost  forgot I also added tiny dots of gold to the middle of each flower in my background paper using a Copic Twinkling Stars gold marker.  I hardly ever use metallics in my projects but I do love the royal look of gold.  I should use it more often!
Supplies listed and linked below:

PTI Graceful Greetings II Stamps

PTI Big Basics: Thanks Die

PTI Woodblock Prints Stencils

PTI Pale Peony Dye Ink

PTI Berry Sorbet Dye Ink

PTI Aqua Mist Dye Ink


Momento Pear Tart Dye Ink

Clarity Stencil Brushes

Wow Embossing Glitter Gold

PTI Hawaiian Shores Dye Ink

Metallic Gold Thread

Metallic Poster Board


Copic Gold Glitter Marker

Note: I couldn't find the exact items I used to link to for the gold embossing powder, poster board, and the gold thread so I linked to similar items.
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4 comments:

A Cup of Cold Water said...

Shelly, your cad is beautiful. I love the string on the scalloped oval.

A Cup of Cold Water said...

Shelly, l love your string wrapped oval.
Great card

Robert Serrahn said...

beautiful card, love the stringing of the oval

Sandy S. said...

Beautiful card! I like the colors and your stenciled background.