Thursday, July 7, 2016

Make It Monday #255 - String Art Using Die-Cuts

Hello friends.  Playing along with Amy and her Make It Monday challenge, where she shows us how to add string art to our cards.  Here's what I came up with:



I used a Tag Sale #3 die to do my stitching on, and then stamped and embossed my tag and card base with the Doodlie-Do set.  I used a couple Copics to color in the embossed doodles on the tag, and then Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz, & Lovely Lady inks for the rest of the doodles and dots (Polka Dot Basics).  I added a seam binding ribbon dyed with Aqua Mist re-inker, bakers twine, and a button to the top of the tag and a few PPP sequins to the whole card.  The sentiment is from the Winter Woods set.  Pretty sweet and simple, and I love the little touch of string art!  Fun, fun challenge this week...thanks Amy!!

You can play along and learn how to add string art to your cards by watching Amy's video and checking out her beautiful cards all right HERE.

And one little extra for you today!  Figured since it was using a PTI product, I could get away with adding it to this post, and also since Amy was the one that sold me on this project in the first place!  I've been making some prayer boxes using the Tiny Town: Church dies, and my dear friend Birgit was bummed when I forgot to take pictures of the first one I made for a bible study friend awhile ago, so I made sure to take a picture of this one just for you Birgit!  :0)


You can click on the photo to bring some of the detail in closer, like the scoring that makes the church look like it's made from wood planks, the gold embossed steeple, and the colorful little flowers.  I should have taken the little blank cards to write your prayer requests on out of the box so you could see them too, but forgot...sorry!  I just stamped a little cluster of green leaves and then the colored flowers from the Choose Joy stamp set (same as what's on the top of the tag).  The flowers and grass on the outside of the church are from the Garden Variety set.  These are so much fun to make...a little time consuming, but definitely worth the effort!  This one is going to another friend at bible study who wants to gift it to another friend of hers.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!  :0)

 

21 comments:

  1. Marcia, your card is soft and stunning! That tag is perfect for this technique and I adore the "Melissa" style card.
    You make me sound terrible... I didn't mean to rake you over the coals, I just wanted to see your prayer box because I knew it would be fabulous, and it is!! Lovely work as always, my friend. <3

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  2. Loveliness, Marcia! I love the tilted tag, the soft colors and the beautiful stitching. Thanks for visiting my blog! I pray that God will show you His tender love today.

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  3. Wonderful selection of soft colors on this - your tag looks amazing with the embossing and string art. Doodlie-Do just went on my wish list....

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  4. Your string art card is lovely. You did an awesome job of stitching in your string.
    But your Church is BEAUTIFUL.
    I would love to know about how you use them as prayer boxes.
    Maybe we can chat on an email?
    The church is GORGEOUS!!!
    Susan

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  5. Oh Marcia, I love your pastel tag card~the string art is perfectly done! AND, the Church prayer box is amazing~what a beautiful gift idea.

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  6. Hi Marcia! Had to look several times how you did your string technique. Still haven`t quite figured it out - anyways. It looks super professional. Great idea!

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  7. Love your string art tag/card! Great job! I especially love your church!!! I still haven't purchased those dies, but want to. Seeing how you've used yours here is a great idea--plus, it's beautifully done, with so many added details! I may have to take the plunge...

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  8. Lovely card! So soft and pretty. Your church is beautiful.

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  9. Love your string card, Marcia! Im so glad you posted about the prayer box! My old brain forgot all about that! I made so many churches too..... now I know what I will be doing with them. How could I forget! Thanks!!!!!!

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  10. Gorgeous card! Love the embossing and all the soft colors. Your church is a knockout. I still have'nt used that die.

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  11. Gorgeous soft colors on your MIM card. So pretty. And your Church is just so adorable.

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  12. The Doodlie-Do set plays so well with the string art!

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  13. Wonderful string art, see you used 2 colors of pink, and beautiful stamping & coloring too. But have to say completely captivated by the gorgeous prayer box. You know, I didn't order that die, but it's going on my wish list. What a lovely inspirational gift. Hope you don't mind if I case yours. Just love the 'wood' church! Hugs!

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  14. Lovely, Marcia! Such a beautiful card and church!

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  15. This is so beautiful! I love those liottle doodle-y blooms and tags are always winners for me.

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  16. Your card is so pretty! The string art compliments the soft tag perfectly. And the church is wonderful!

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  17. The church is absolutely amazing, Marcia, but oh how I love your soft, feminine card! The string art is just perfect! PS--here's the twine I used & they have a sale on right now http://shop.thetwinery.com/product/new-firecracker-mini-bundle-15-yards-may-2015-release

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  18. Sweet card Marcia ... am loving the string art you've added to the tag --- so cool! And your prayer box is so sweet. What a wonderful little church die. You have added so many beautiful images. It's really special. xx

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  19. Your card is so pretty and the string is just right the way it frames the bottom of the tag. Colors are awesome too. Love that little prayer box. Such a good idea and you did a wonderful job on all the little details.

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  20. Gorgeous card, Marcia, and love its soft, girly style. Your prayer box is stunning and such a sweet thing to make and give. How do you keep track of all the supplies you have so you don't forget to use them?

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  21. Your card is beautiful - lots of lovely details, and a great idea to use stitching on the tag! Love that little church too!

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