Oooooh, can I say that I love, love, love these colors together? Again, super simple, but I think it has a vintage feel to it. I keep thinking if I add to it, it'll be too busy.
And here's another quilt type card. This image is call mod, but it looked very quilt like to me.
Do you like that baker's twine?
Go ahead and enlarge the picture to see it better.
Wanna know where I got it?
From my craft room.
I love the look of baker's twine but I can't find it around here. Wait. I take that back. I can find it at Archiver's, but I think it costs too much for what you get. They have a pack there for $4. I think you get two colors, maybe about 10 yards. They had Martha Stewart's but I passed it up the first time, and then I got a coupon, went back and it's been sold out. Sometimes when you snooze you lose.
I took a good look at the stuff they had in stock.
Guess what it is?
Two colors of DMC floss.
4 strands per color.
DMC costs somewhere around 35 cents for a skein of, I believe, 5 yards.
The frugal side of me couldn't pay what they wanted.
I have a lot of DMC floss
and I also have cotton thread floss.
You can find it in the same area as embroidery floss, the skeins are usually hanging up and there's a texture to them. You can also buy them in packs.
Anyway, I thought for sure I could twist the stuff at home.
Today I tried it. And it worked!
What I did was take two colors of an undetermined length. I didn't measure, maybe 24 inches?
I tied one end in a knot and taped it to my desk. I took a strand in each hand and crossed over and over again. I kind of pulled the strands apart after I crossed them to tighten it. I also used some tension, so the strands were straight and not droopy. It's hard to explain, but easy to do.
Anyway, that faux baker's twine in the second card is make with that cotton thread twisted together.
Even if you don't think so, nod your head okay?
Because I thought it was sort of clever.
I can try to match my "twine" to my project.
Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you are having a great day.
Now I gotta go clean up the mess I've made in my craft space.