Wednesday, February 12, 2014

CropStop Guest Designer Post #2, Threading

It's my second week of Guest Designing for CropStop and today I'm playing with Couture Creations Dies and thread!
For this card I used one of the Scalloped Rectangle dies.  I have a huge spool of some natural colored thread, it is stronger than thread, but not a soft feel of embroidery floss, but more of a stiff wiry sort.  I love the color and the added texture it gives when I do hand embroidery with it; lots of texture!

For this piece I started on a bottom corner scallop and started wrapping the thread diagonally, then repeated the process in the opposite diagonal direction and then in vertical and horizontal directions.  The die was cut on some coated pearlescent cardstock and I love the shadows of the wrapped string as well as the string itself!

I embellished this panel with Chips Candi Dots and the Monarch Butterfly Medium Martha Stewart punch.  I layered it all on a Cordinations panel that I embossed with the Couture Creations Magical embossing folder that has been lightly sanded.  I used the Scor-Pal and Scor-Bug and then hand-stitched around the panel before distressing the edges further. 
For this card I used the same wrapping technique, except it was easier to thread my holes with a needle.  This is the smaller of the  Couture Creations Ivy Set dies.
...and here is the larger of the Couture Creations Ivy Set dies. 
Finally, here is one more of the Couture Creations Scalloped Rectangle dies in a smaller size.  I will be doing this again...it is a fun flat design element that adds a fun punch to a card!

Supplies:
Couture Creations Ivy Set Dies
Couture Creations Scalloped Rectangle Dies
Couture Creations Magical Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly Medium Punch
Candi Dots - Chips
Coredinations Cardstock - Neutrals
Scor-Pal
Scor-Bug

3 comments:

Maxine D said...

These are amazing Michelle - sounds as though the thread may have an element of linen in it. Wonderful way to use it and really give the cards some drama.
Blessings
Maxine
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Nikki C said...

These are all so pretty I've never tried threading a card it looks wonderful thanks for sharing this :) hugs Nikki

Stephenie said...

Love this technique!! Your cards are beautiful and so full of texture!! TFS!