My post today won't show you any new techniques or even any "wow, how did she do that?" type things but instead I kept the focus on my favorite way to use The Twinery's Twine and that is by keeping the focus on keeping things simple.
I love simple. Most of the time I like to keep my cards simple. One of the first things that drew me to baker's twine, and The Twinery's twine specifically, was how a little bit of twine on a card can add such a "wow" factor. I love how you can use twine from The Twinery to really pack a punch on a simple card because the colors of the twine are so vibrant and beautiful! They make the card shine and add the perfect finishing detail.
Today I want to share three cards with you that I "dressed up" using twine. Hopefully you will be able to see how using the twine in a simple way can really pack a big punch.
This is such a simple card design but the twine plays a large role in making the design work. The charcoal twine pulls the card together and helps the red & turquoise colors to really pop. It literally ties the card together.
To make the frame I used my PTI Mat Stack 5 die with Pure Poppy cardstock. Then, I took that shape and placed the Fillable Frames #10 die where I wanted it and ran it through my Big Shot again. This cut the center out of my Mat Stack. I also used the PTI Linen Impression Plate on it to give it some texture. Then, I took a pencil and traced where my opening would be on my card and then stamped my flowers using the lines as a guide. I popped the frame up with pop dots to add dimension and make it easier to tie the twine around.
This next card also uses the black & white "Charcoal" twine from The Twinery.
The twine is the only embellishment on this card and just by wrapping it around the layers, it brightens the card up and accents the other colors on the card. The other thing I love is that there is no bulk which means that it is easy to send in the mail and fits in an envelope easily!
I had used the Turning a New Leaf die cut out on another card that I shared previously on my blog and when I was done cutting it, I just loved how the negative looked on the paper. I cut the paper down to size and then set it aside to be used later. To make this card, I took that negative piece, placed a piece of patterned paper under it, stamped the sentiment and then adhered it to the card. Simple, simple!
This last card is super simple but again, the twine is the highlight of the card.
I used a tree image from The Stamps of Life set "Trees2Build" to make the grid shapes on each of the frames. The Hawaiian Shores frame is popped up with dimensionals and then the Lemondrop twine is wrapped around it.
I kept it very simple but the twine is the star of the show and draws your eye to the center of the card and to the sentiment panel!
Thanks for visiting today! I hope that the focus on "simplicity" inspired you!
Stamps: PTI Spiral Bouquet, Stamps of Life Trees2Build
Inks: Turquoise Gem VersaMagic, Tea Leaves VersaMagic, PTI True Black
Cardstock: Pure Poppy & Rustic White PTI
Other: Charcoal Twine from The Twinery, Mat Stack & Fillable Frames Dies PTI, Red Pears, Pop Dots
Stamps: Damask Designs PTI
Ink: True Black & Tea Dye PTI
Cardstock: Stella & Rose Patterned Paper & PTI Kraft, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores
Other: Charcoal Twine from The Twinery, PTI Turning a New Leaf Die, Pop Dots
You're Special CardStamps: Trees2Build Stamps of Life, Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Ink: Versamark, PTI Pure Poppy
Cardstock: PTI White, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy
Other: Lemondrop Twine from The Twinery, Fillable Frames Die PTI, Pop Dots