Thursday, January 28, 2021

String Art Birthday Card

Hello! This is a belated Happy Birthday card for my sister who celebrated her birthday last Tuesday. I was late in finishing her card. First, I was in a creative slump at the start of this week. Then I had to fulfill some obligations before I get to work on her card again. This actually helped me in breaking out of my creative slump especially after I did some coloring. 

Anyway, back to the card, I followed this month's Altenew's Blog Challenge's color scheme. I poked holes on a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Hero Arts Azalea cardstock using the Altenew String Art Rectangles Die set. I used the largest die to create the hole impressions at the edges of the cardstock panel. I reinforced these holes by sticking a thin needle through it to a foam board. 

I positioned the Altenew Happy die at the center of the azalea cardstock panel. I traced its edges lightly with a pencil. I started poking holes using this traced line as a guide using the same thin needle. I made sure that my holes are spaced well and that the corners of the letters have holes on it.

I started stringing the thread, using DMC Floss and DMC Diamant Metallic Thread.

I die cut the Altenew Happy die on gray cardstock. I die cut several of this and adhered it on top of each other for a stacked look. I blended Karin Silver Decobrush Metallic Marker on this.

To complete the sentiment, I stamped the word birthday on gray cardstock using Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink. The stamp is from Altenew Happy Birthday Stamp set. This stamp comes with a shadow which I am also using. I stamped the shadow with Delicata Rose Gold Pigment ink, then stamping it again with a light gray ink to tone  down the shimmer. I trimmed this into a strip. I adhered the sentiments to the center of the stringed panel following the outline of created by the stringed art.

I trimmed a sliver off the edges of the azalea cardstock panel. I adhered this panel to a gray 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" cardstock. I adhered this to a top folding A2 sized note card.

I used the Altenew String Art Rectangles Die on a previous post. Do check it out, if you have time. 

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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