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. :)
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!