Friday, August 29, 2014

simply create too 69 (something new)

Challenge #69 has begun at Simply Create Too and it's titled "Show Us Something New". Now, my new schtuff is coming back with me when I return from the US, but I'm sharing a card I made with a new twist on an old technique. Remember string art?

Note: After I had made the aforementioned card, DD made me a string art work of art for Mother's Day. She painted a piece of plywood cream, put the nails into it and threaded the heart with red thread. Love it. 

So, that probably inspired me ...

Get it? I probably either should have stopped at about two feet less thread or used a darker red CS for the die cut "you" so that it would be more visible, but I still like the idea of "have you in my heart" that this technique enables.

I pierced holes around the edge of a heart die and then randomly stitched around and across the heart. I adhered the "you" halfway through the process and then the strip of washi at the bottom of the panel. Adhered the panel to the cardbase and voila!

Thanks for looking.

Supplies for you in my heart:
Paper:  CS Bringmann, PP Studio Calico
Ink : 
Tools: heart die Sizzix, you die Simon Says Stamp
Other: thread, washi Freckled Fawn


  1. Totally love this ..what a fabulous card and technique !!

  2. This is a fabulous concept. Piercing is fairly demanding if done right. This is totally impressive. I may come back and try one of these myself with my own design. BRAVO. - Jim

  3. AWESOME!! Your card captures wonderfully my memories of string art! Fabulous 'old' technique brought back to light - and wow x amazing on your paper piercing to get that heart image 'just right'! I second Jim: totally impressive! Did I read right that you're in the US and are bringing back new goodies?? Excited to see what dazzles and delights you'll be showcasing!

  4. This is so cool!! Brilliant idea and I think it looks really good with the blue and red. Must try this myself but can just imagine the tangled mess I will get into!

  5. Love this string art idea soooo much!

  6. What a beautiful heart you wove!

  7. This is so creative and I love the texture of the heart with the weaving.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  8. So cool, Maria ... love how the 'you' is woven into the heart ... could these threads be called heart strings?! Anita :)

  9. How are you Maria??? It's been too long since I dropped by. Totally love this card. I hope the summer treated you well. Have some catching up to do on your site! I was pretty busy thus inactive in blogging, visiting and creating most of the summer. Catching up with myself and everyone else now! xo


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