WARNING: This is a photo heavy post lol. I needed to clean my desktop and I had this set of cards sitting all over it so I decided post just to share what I did. No challenge in mind here.
Each of these cards has the same basic design. Used multi coloured wools/yarn on each. Lucky for me I had colours to go with each.
The same layout of 7 squares lined up within a piece of card stock I have cut 3/4" holes in as evenly as possible. 3/4" coloured cardstock that went together. Some left plain, some have a wee bit of glitter and some have glossy accents.
Some of the cards I just did 3 lines along the bottom of them with my score pal others I have done a crossed pattern on the card front with the score pal.
After I attached the coloured card stock piece then I went through my gem collection and added bits and pieces within the colour theme.
Some I have stamped with black ink, others with greys from Hero Arts inks.
When I attached the yarn to make sure it stayed on well, I cut a very small slit
at the fold on the card and fed the yarn thru. This made sure it stayed in one place. I actually didn't notice when I took the photos that some of the yarn was sitting very straight. It looks better crossed over so I fixed that before I wrapped the set to give away.
I used a mixture of sentiments from a few different companies. Some taking up centre stage others just at the top.
I was quite pleased with how it turned out and am pleased to say I have nearly used up all the card bases I made this way.
This sprang from a card I saw at an online class that looked so wonderful and when videoed it looked so simple. Simple turned into the card of the century. Of course the card I saw the squares were just laid along the white strip - think I could get them straight - no way.
You should have seen this place, first cutting out the squares, I swear that I must have punched out over 400 different squares going for all these different colour combinations. Then of course I had to add kindy glitz to some and glossy accents to others. some warped, smeared etc, it looked like a mad house.
Now I can happily say there are just a few left, the box full of coloured squares that are left is tucked away where I can't see it to ponder using those other squares and I will never attempt to make these again.
Lesson Learnt : I learnt that I should just make a couple of cards when I like an idea, stop obsessing over how it would look with this or that or I will never get through all the stamps, dies, papers, embellishments I have.
I hope you enjoyed my little journey with these cards and that you will come visit again.