Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Belli Challenge #126 - String

Today's Belli Challenge is focusing on string. Any kind of string - baker's twine, linen thread, kitchen string, carpenter's string, what have you. I wanted to do something besides just wrap it around a card and tie it in a knot, so I turned to the Technique Junkies newsletter for inspiration.

There is a fun new technique called Spirelli in the latest newsletter, and I just had to give it a shot. It may look complicated, but if you just follow the directions, it's very fun and easy. It's only available for subscribers, so you really should sign up today (Technique Junkies) if you haven't already.

I always need birthday cards, and I wanted to make a feminine, frilly, and very pink card this time. So I pulled out my beautiful January Carnation stamp from I Brake for Stamps and colored it with pink Copic markers before cutting it out with a circle die. I just saw that this stamp is on sale this week - check it out HERE!

I used this fun sketch (SSS125)from The Sweet Stop for my card, and I wanted to use papers that would go with the pretty pink carnations. So I pulled out my Be Mine 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park) which I bought from I Brake for Stamps (just a few left so grab yours HERE). These papers are so pretty - shades of pinks and grays and blacks which are so perfect for feminine projects.

I've combined a lot of things here on this post, haven't I? LOL After you're done shopping at I Brake for Stamps, check out the Belli Challenge blog and see what the ladies have created for you there. We'd love to have you play along with us this week. :-)

Stamps: January Carnation (on SALE right now at I Brake for Stamps - use code SAVE10HOLLY for an extra 10% off your order)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
CS: Black, White
Patterned Paper: Be Mine 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park) - I Brake for Stamps (use code SAVE10HOLLY for 10% off your order)
Other: Copic markers, string, black & white checkered ribbon, circle dies
TJ Technique: Spirelli
Sketch: #125 - The Sweet Stop Sketches


Karen W said...

Beautiful card, love it!!

Joan Ervin said...

My jaw dropped when I saw your gorgeous card, Holly....I love, love, love how you did the string and I sooo love the colors, papers, and stamps you used!!!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Yeah-the comment button is back. Stunning card! The image is lovely- love the pretty colors and your string technique is a fabulous accent!

Chrissy D said...

I thought about doing this technique - this is sooo pretty!

Chrissy D said...

I thought about doing this technique - this is sooo pretty!

joy said...

This is a great string card! I love the colors you used!

Karen W said...

Holly this is gorgeous, I've never made one of these but they are so fabulous.