Saturday, January 29, 2011

Twisted Card #044 "TWINE"

Happy Saturday Everyone! I must say I am in the most delightful mood today, I could do cartwheels! The past few days we have had unbelievably mild temperatures. Today it topped out around 75°. My favorite type of weather. Why is it that as the warm weather approaches, it tends to put a spring in our step? Needless to say, I spent most of the day soaking up the sun and no, I didn't actually do cartwheels...I wish I still had that strength & agility!

Okay, onto business! Today, Anam has revealed the newest card sketch #044, with "TWINE" as the twist. Unlike most of my cards, I usually have somewhat of an idea as to what I plan to do beforehand. However, this time I didn't. I just basically started grabbing things off my desk and items quickly within reach. The only thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to use more baker's twine and to try something different with it, rather than the typical wrapping, stitching or tying it in a bow. Needless to say, through some frustration I am satisfied with the end result. :)

If you want to create a similar look with the twine, here is a quick & easy tutorial...
1) cut paper to desired size (mine is approx 5X6")
2) choose top paper and cut to same size as bottom piece
3) cut out the center to create a window
4) take the bottom paper and run a line of adhesive all around the perimeters
5) cut twine & adhere to adhesive in diagonal pattern
6) cover with the top "window" piece (basically sandwiching the twine in between)
7) for added strength, use staples at the corners
As for the rest, I just played around with it. I took a vintage "See & Say" flashcard, punched the edge & very carefully tucked it under the weaved twine. In addition, I did some fussy cutting, embossing & added rub-ons, chipboard, die-cuts & the fun wooden scrabble stickers from Jolee's Boutique.

Here is a list of all the materials/supplies I used...
Paper: Sassafras Life is Beautiful, Bazzill, American Crafts, My Mind's Eye, kraft; Rub-ons: CTMH Love Letters, Prima Meredith/Fenwick Designs Youth Collection; Stamps: CTMH Love Birds; Punches: Martha Stewart Loop Edge & Starburst; Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket Vintage Mix Blackboard; Die-Cuts: Graphic 45 Times Nouveau Collection; Twine: Martha Stewart; Embossing Powder: CTMH; Other: Jolee's Scrabble Stickers, Cricut Storybook Cartridge, Tombow, foam dots, Swingline green staples & a vintage flashcard

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check out the sketch & more amazing interpretations over at http://www.twistedsketches.com/. Off to watch Saturday Night Live!

18 comments:

Craftylicious said...

Amazing card Amy! your cards have a distinctive edge that is most captivating! This one is super cool! :) love your use of the twine!

Beata said...

You definitely took your time to make this card:) Great result!

Valerie said...

First, let me say how absolutely jealous I am of your warm weather! It's so cold and snowy here that cabin fever is starting to kick in!
Your card put a little spring in my step, though! So pretty and bright like a vintage board game. Such an innovative use of the twine. Love this card Amy!!

WillieburgScrapper said...

Incredibly colorful, complex and creative- the 3 Cs!

Amelia Khalik said...

Thanks for sharing this amazing card! Love the details!..:))

Nancy said...

You really did an amazing job on this one Amy!really love how you incorporated the twine!!! lovin' the baker's twine at the moment! and the papers and details you put into this is outstanding!!!! FAB WORK TWISTED SISTA'!

Chrissy said...

What an amazing card! Love the twine and the layers.

lisa said...

Hiya, I love this card. I admired it over on Twisted Sketches yesterday. Very clever x

Brenda said...

I love your twine treatment! How very clever!
Oh, and I'm a bit envious of your 75 degree weather. It's been bitter cold here and we're expected to get another snowstorm. I think once spring comes I'll be wanting to do cartwheels too.

Leeann Pearce said...

Hi... thanks so much for popping by .... WOW i think i want to drive into your blog and pick out all those vintage treasures you have... you mosaics are just amazing also!
have a fabulous week!

Gladys said...

Wah I LOVE the different dimension u create in the card! So many things to see! Love love it!

patti west said...

wow Amy!! Way to get creative with the twine!! love this card - the layering is so cool. Thanks for the twine instructions!! :)

StephC said...

Absolutely gorgeous, as always!! I love everything you create!

Would you please email me? I have a question for you, thanks! onecraftychica@gmail.com

teacher jessy said...

Tons of beautiful details on your card!! Gosh, look at the twine and the alphas and all the papers!! You are one amazing cardmaker!!

retrospection said...

Hey Amy- I saw your comment on my blog today and I just wanted to tell you that flying is no easy feat for me either..laugh. It takes every ounce of energy to get on a plane and fly out of state...usually, I'm able to endure the battle, but not this time. I've decided that traveling will not be on the itinerary next year. I can't bare another California experience...laugh. Feel free to email me as I'd love to chat! - Christine M.

wendipooh13 said...

your card is amazing and just LOVE LOVE!!!!!! what you did with the twine, that turned out stunning!!!!!

Sandy Ang said...

So many of the things I love on your card - the criss-cross twine, the bingo card in the background and the lamp-post. Just fab !

Kelly Sas said...

This is so awesome! I am a card maker and just love, love your work!