Thursday, January 12, 2017

Sending Hugs

It's always fun to start the year with PTI MIM A La Carte.  I participated in almost all of the challenges in 2016, but my card for String Art Using Die Cuts didn't make a pattern like you're supposed to.  Boy did I have fun doing it right this time!  
I used the scalloped note card die from PTI Don't Forget to Write kit & added the stitching holes with a paper piercer.  The tiny scallops required tiny holes, so I used pink thread & a small needle to do the string art. I've always loved the color combo of pink & kraft & it's nice to use my thread for something other than mending--haha!  This was my first time to actually figure out how to use the stamps & bouquet die in the kit--yah! Now maybe I'll start using the kit--what an idea! The PTI inks are Lovely Lady, Raspberry Fizz, Ocean Tides & Aqua Mist.  
Wink of Stella was used to add shimmer to the bouquet & the large word is white embossed to tie in.  Think this will work to send to a blogging friend for Valentine's Day.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  I'm also entering DRU, HLS Anything Goes with Dies, The Playground, SSS Monday & Word Art Wednesday.

33 comments:

Unknown said...

Greta, Your card is so creative. The string art is really impressive, I would have never thought to do something like that. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Word Art Wednesday!
Blessing,
Misty Delgado DT

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card, Greta. I like the string art - it looks time consuming but worth it. Lovely flowers too. Elizabeth xx

Nancy Penir said...

Lovely! Greta, especially love how you got the WofS to show in your photo, something I struggle with. Your stitching is gorgeous, love the pink and kraft too!

Rosemary said...

your card is absolutely gorgeous, greta!! I love how you used the string art in your design and the flowers are so beautiful!!

Betty said...

oh Greta!! simply beautiful - love pink and kraft too - and the touch of string art is perfect!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Your string art looks amazing, Greta! Perfect with your floral swag!!

Lisa Elton said...

Shazam Greta, this is amazing!! Those tiny scallops were perfect for your delicate thread work. Love the pretty floral spray too. Fabulous card!!

Marcia Hill said...

WOW...this is SO pretty Greta!! LOVE your string art...I'd forgotten what a lovely touch it adds to a card! Love your color combo too for the flowers, and I'm jealous too that you got your WOS to show up in your photograph!! Beautiful, beautiful card!! :0)

Linda said...

Such a pretty string art card. Great job.

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Greta! Love the pretty flowers and fancy string art! Wow! So creative!

Dawn T said...

So pretty Greta. The colour of the thread is awesome.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my GOODNESS! This is amazing! Clever you!!! What a beautiful card and I don't know if I could ever figure out that string art! I'm in awe!

Darlene said...

WOW this is just gorgeous Greta! I am in AWE of that string art ... just beautiful! Well done!!!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes with Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
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Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card, love the bright colours on the Kraft paper. And oh my gosh it's so nice to see stitching on paper, gorgeous! When I started making cards around 11 or 12 years ago, I was using paper folding and stitching techniques only, no stamping. My craft supplies would fit into a very small plastic drawer and I only needed one small table. My how it's grown since then! I laughed one day as a friend called my craft room 'the room of a thousand things'... too funny and true. Well I should stop rambling on... have a great weekend xx

Brenda in IN said...

Now this is real talent. I love this, Greta. It is a work of art and should be framed. The string art reminds me of the spirograph the kids used to play with. I was always amazed at the designs and I am amazed at your lovely card. The flowers and shine are just beautiful as well as the string art.

laurie said...

How creative! This is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

Marybeth said...

Wow! Loving the shimmer and amazing stitching on this beautiful square card , Greta! Absolutely gorgeous!

Stella said...

My oh my this is a winner!! Greta this is not only stunning but also brilliant! Your string art is perfection and so is your gorgeous cluster of flowers!

Unknown said...

Greta, super cute card. I had trouble with this original challenge, but you have really mastered it. I love the color combos with the kraft paper. Really lovely.

Maria said...

Oh, wow!! Absolutely beautiful and so interesting, Greta!! Lovely flowers and addition with the string is amazing! Pretty colors, too!

Susanne Vargas said...

What a great way to add some interest to a card! Have never seen the corners done like that and love it!

Cat Craig said...

Greta, what a fabulous texture that string art adds to your card front! I'm not sure I would have the patience to pull that off.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such a pretty card!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is stunning, Greta. That stitching is AMAZING. Thanks so much for sharing your sweet card in our challenge, and please join us again soon. Have a blessed week.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Helen Wallace said...

Oh my! This is truly special. Love the pink, Kraft combo and that elegant lattice stitching. The white embossing ties everything together beautifully. Lovely, lovely work.

lainey said...

Your string art really adds an impact to this card! Just wonderful.

Di said...

Totally fabulous card Greeta - I love the flowers and the added threadwork takes it to a whole new level! Brilliant.

Hugs from a very warm and sunny Portugal - so far that is :)

Di xx

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful string art. I am glad that it worked for you this time.Thanks for sharing it with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us often.
Kathy DRU DT

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card, love the die cut, but also the stitching, it looks so pretty. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Bonnie said...

Love these colors and that string art is amazing!

Sue - said...

Beautiful card. The string art just makes it, not sure I'd have enough patience!

cm said...

Oh my stars! Your string art is amazing and paired with the corner floral arrangement...breath-taken-away! WOWed!
Hugs~c

Julie B said...

The string art makes a fab frame for those gorgeous blooms. So pleased you joined us at HLS. :)