Welcome to the last stop on today’s The Twinery and Market Street Stamps blog hop! If you made it here from Grace Hester’s blog and the inspiring blogs before her, then congratulations on making it all the way through!
If you read my blog, then you know I’m no stranger to twine. I use it far more often than ribbon and have found that it’s really well suited to clean and simple projects. And it’s a no-brainer for gift wrap and tags. I even shared a big baker’s twine comparison last fall after I got hooked on the stuff. I use all of it, but I’m a sucker for the intense colors The Twinery produces.
For my project, I used a bit of Honeydew twine to accent the cute little dress from Market Street’s Hippie Chic set. I paper pieced the dress and it’s patches with a trippy floral print from Echo Park’s Happy Days collection. The print just shouts mod, and takes that flower child frock up an notch. I used the same paper to cover the card base too.
The thing that really makes this dress special though, is the fringe. To create it, I wrapped a marker with tight loops of twine, pressed a strip of Scor Tape perpendicular to the loops, and cut through the loops along the edge of the tape with sharp scissors. The Scor Tape holds it all together and gives you a way to adhere it to your project. Once mounted behind the dress, I was able to trim it to the right length. Pretty groovy, right?
I finished the card with a couple twinkle stickers and a sentiment in a great shade of chartreuse to coordinate with the fringe. I should also add that I had to pop the dress up with foam tape because the twine adds a little bulk. But don’t worry, it’s not enough to keep the card from going through the mail easily.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the hop today and that you’ve been leaving comments on all of the blogs along the way, because that’s how you become eligible to win an Ultimate Sampler Pack from The Twinery or a $25 shopping spree at Market Street Stamps. The deadline to enter is Friday, November 25, so you have plenty of time to hop through all of the projects.
And you’ve heard that there will be a whole new round of fresh inspiration tomorrow morning, starting at The Twinery Blog, right? Because we all love a little inspiration (and more chances to win).