Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Trying A New Challenge

Hi everyone. I know I said in my last post that I wouldn't be posting for awhile, but I managed to squeeze in another post. I'm trying a new challenge I recently discovered. It's at the Cards Magazine blog called Create: The challenge is to make a card using baker's twine in an innovative way.

I was trying to think of other ways to use twine than your typical tying a bow around something. I decided to make lollipops with twine. How did I do it? You know the clear plastic backing you get when you buy clear stamps or stickers? You know, the stuff you usually throw away? I have been saving them. I thought I might be able to make my own Glubers with them. I used some Zig two way glue, put a bunch of it on the backing and waited for it to dry into a re-positionable blob of glue. Starting in the center and working my way out, I just kept winding the twine around in a circle until it was the size I wanted and cut away the rest of the plastic. Then I adhered the "lollipops" onto kraft sticks, criss crossed them, tied a bow at the intersect. Here is the rest of the card recipe:

Card Stock - Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Big Top Birthday
Sentiment - Papertrey Ink
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellies - Buttons, ribbon, twine

6 comments :

Jocelyn said...

*So* cute, Annette! The twine lollipops are awesome, and it's cool how you used the back of the sticker paper. Your card is so much fun!!

Chunyuan said...

Love this sweet card. Twine lollipops and PP works so well together.

Stella said...

Your idea is brilliant and I love how this turend out. Your card is cute and gorgeous!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Such a cute card! What a clever use of baker's twine!

Jocelyn said...

I was so excited to see your card in the gallery! Woo hoo!!!

Meg said...

So cute! Now I want to make my own Glubers!

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