Your challenge this fortnight is called 'Tie It Up' and you can use ribbon, braid, lace, twine, string - anything that you can tie something up with really! The wonderful thing about the challenges at Anything But A Card is you can literally design and make anything as long as it's not a card. I love these kind of challenges and judging by the number of entries we're receiving, I think lots of you do too!
As soon as I read the theme, I knew that I would be using natural jute string/twine and braid as I love these materials. They go with so many different colour palettes. I do love ribbon, but find I rarely use it in my craft work - need to have a play with some I think.
Please do pop over to the blog and see the wonderful work the design team have come up with. Don't forget we have a week 1 design team and another for week 2 so look out for their wonderful makes halfway through the fortnight. (next sunday)
I've made a little gift bag and matching tag using layers of stamping, masking and die cuts.
Here's my make with quite a few photos (so be warned!):
|The completed bag with matching tag.The bag was cut using a TH die which I found half price last year and this is the first outing for it. The light is not good for photography at present so please forgive the shadows.|
|The completed tag which is attached to the bag with knotted jute twine.|
|The flower on the tag was die cut and inked with shimmer spray and dylusion ink spray. Once shaped and layered, some untwisted twine was added as the flower centre.|
|A contrast ring from kraft card was used to strengthen the hole. Jute twine was used to attach the tag to one of the handles.|