Make It Monday # 255 String Art Using Die Cuts

Hello there!

I created this card for this week’s Make It Monday # 255 String Art Using Die Cuts challenge.

The challenge is to create string art using die cuts. In a Paper grab bag from Papertreyink I received a retired set that included a binder with lots of printed items you can hand cut. It also includes color recipes so I decided to use some flowers that featured pink and orange.

I hand cut 3 different size flowers and wrapped copper metallic thread around each one. My pattern was very random. I just kept wrapping until I liked what I saw.

Next I die cut some stitched squares out of white and berry sorbet. I decided to use a stencil on the white to soften it up a bit. I water colored on top of the stencil and dried the paper. It turned out a bit like the reverse stencil challenge from a few weeks ago.

I wanted to watercolor on the green card stock but that didn’t work out so I decided to sponge Tim Holtz distress ink on it using the same stencil.

I popped up all the flower layers and die cut some leaves in the kit. I sponged them with green to make them have some depth.

I was ready to assemble my card and I decided to go completely crazy and move the squares to the bottom right off center. That left a lot of berry sorbet so I pulled out this beautiful metallic watercolor and flicked it all over.

After drying the paper, I stamped the sentiment and attached the flowers to the card stock layers.

Here is a closeup of the metallic water color – it is made by Zig.

The layered hand cut flowers.

Notice the shine of the copper metallic thread.

 The finished product!

This was a very fun challenge.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day.

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  1. Marcia HIll

    Beautiful card Katherine…love that metallic gold thread you added to the flowers! :0)

  2. lainey

    The color choices, stenciling and metallic thread all contribute to this stunning card!

  3. Marybeth

    Katherine, your card is gorgeous, love the colors and the way you used thin string/ thread! So pretty!

  4. Sadie

    Love your layers and the dainty thread you used. Awesome card!

  5. Kathy Mc

    Katherine, you scored in more ways than one with your grab bag and this card. Your metallic threaded flowers are stunning with your stenciled backgrounds.

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