Monday, July 4, 2016

PTI's Make It Monday #255

String art?!  I haven't done that since I was a kid...wait, did I even do it then?!  But Amy's video convinced me I could and so here we go! 

For my card, I die cut two sets of black eyed susans from Flower Favorites, one in green card stock and one in white.  I snipped off the white flowers and stamped the images using Mustard Seed and Walnut Stain Distress inks.  Then I separated and wrapped two blossoms with a yellow and white twine and glued them atop the green die cut image.  To pull it all together, I glued the image to white card stock embossed with the Darice Vine folder and layered it over yellow and then green card stock.  Finally, I stamped a sentiment from Phrases and Praises in Walnut Stain.  Now, to find someone who needs a cheery card!

Since I had my twine out anyway, I got to thinking about the following design sketch that I found yesterday and earmarked as one to try.  So I did!

The butterflies were die cut from PTI's Flower Favorites in multiple shades of green and blue.  Then I used a technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire on Inspiration Showcase: I wrapped a small piece of twine around the butterfly to form the body and antennae.  I glued these down in a pattern roughly resembling the sketch recipe above, but didn't think the sentiment banner would look right with *my* pattern!  So I improvised and stamped a sentiment from Flower Favorites.  


  1. What a great card! I love how you did the string on the flower. Beautiful,

  2. Oh my goodness! This is just so pretty and I love how much the embossed background really bumps the card up a notch. :) Great Job Sista!

  3. Both are beautiful Elizabeth! Love the way you added string to both cards!

  4. Both of your cards are SO pretty Elizabeth! Your flowers look great with the added string and I love the idea of adding string to the butterfly bodies too...have to remember that one! Lovely, lovely cards! :0)

  5. Your flower card is so bright and cheery, and I love how you used the twine on the butterflies! Beautiful cards!

  6. Your bright yellow floral card is so cheery, and the butterflies with the string body and antenna so peaceful. Both cards are well done, Elizabeth!