Friday, April 30, 2010

Four Ways Friday #4 - Hemp Twine

Who knew twine could be so exciting?! :)  I thought I would see if I could come up with 4 different ways to use twine in paper craft projects...Let me know what you think!
For this card I used the twine in a pretty traditional way.  I first embossed a clear button with versamark and white embossing powder.  Don't you love that compass?  And the background images?  That's a little sneak peak at the new Sentimental Journey stamp set in the new summer mini catalog!  I used the hemp twine to "tie" the button and also wrapped and knotted some around the greeting layer on the card.
The texture of hemp twine can add a lot of dimension to your cards.  Here, I took the wrapping idea a step further and wrapped the twine around and around a piece of chipboard.  I used sticky strip on the back of the chipboard to hold the twine in place and popped that element up using dimensionals.
Hmmm, "around and around"...why not just go around and around with your twine to form a great center for a flower?!  I punched out a 1 1/4" circle of Kraft card stock and then covered it with sticky strip and then went around and around with the twine.  This card is a little crazy, I must admit, but it was a lot of fun to make :)
For the final project I decided to use the hemp twine to outline an image.  I stamped this adorable heart from the More The Merrier stamp set.  I used Tombo Mono Multi-Adhesive and drew a thin line of glue around the image and then adhered the hemp twine by following around the glued outline.  Of course, now that I had a contained space I needed to fill it with Crystal Effects!  I added some Dazzling Diamonds over the Crystal Effects to give this clean and simple card some bling!

Can you think of more ways to use hemp twine on your cards and scrapbook pages?  I'd love to hear your ideas!

1 comment:

Pamela said...

Loved all your cards as usual. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!
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