August 26, 2015

Club Scrap Blog Hop - Woven Strands

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Welcome back, blog hoppers!  I really cannot believe it's the end of August - where did the time go?  The good thing about being at the end of the month is that it's time to share all of the fun projects we've been working on with the Club Scrap Woven Strands collection!

If you traveled here from Roni's blog, then you are following the hop! If you've lost your way or just want to see all the links in one place, head over to the Club Scrap blog to see a list of all the talented bloggers participating today.

I fell in love with the intricate stamps and patterns in the kit this month, and I was inspired to highlight the beautiful artwork in a few ways this month.  I made three cards to show of the amazing designs in this kit:


For my first card, I drew inspiration form the delicate knots from the Art Nouveau and the Borders and Background stamp sets and the sentiment on the Collection stamp set.  I wanted to incorporate threads of some sort on this card, so I hand-stitched the variegated fiber from the Embellishment pack and some craft thread I had on hand over the stamped images I had stamped on the background.


I pierced holes in the corners of the stamped images so I could easily sew with a needle and thread.  I finished off with some rhinestone bling on the knots that didn't have any stitching on them, just so they wouldn't feel lonely.  I stamped the sentiment with embossing ink and hematite embossing powder to add a little shine.


My next card was my attempt at home Celtic-like knots.  I used the white ribbon from the Embellishment pack to create this large knot following these directions I found on Pinterest.


I stamped the "Joy" sentiment with the hematite embossing powder again.  While simple, I love the way the ribbon turned out - weaving it together was pretty fun!


My last card used the large knot panel from the Collection unmounted stamps - I stamped that on my background panel with India Black Ink, then stamped the individual panels on different colors of paper.


I then fussy-cut the colored images out using a craft knife, then adhered the colored knots on top of the panel in their own sections.  I love the way the images pop on this card!

There are so many wonderful techniques you can try with these intricate stamps - I hope you pick them up in the shop and try it out for yourself!

Thank you so much for stopping by, and be sure to head over to Anne Marie's to see what she has to share this month!  Don't forget to swing back around next month when we're working with the Transformations kit - I seriously can't wait for that one!


21 comments:

  1. I love the joy card and you did a beautiful job on the knotting of the ribbon.

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  2. Very pretty cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. The ribbon accent on joy is so fitting for this kit. Love the whole card!!

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  4. Really like the textures--nice additions to your cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. That is a lot of teeny tiny fussy cuts! The stitched cards are such a great idea and the knotted white ribbon, WOW! Great work Marya, love these cards!!

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  6. wow, Intrakit details here, such great crafting! I always look forward to your projects Marya!

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  7. Whoa! Love the techniques you used to really showcase the intricate knots. I'm going to have to check out that Pinterest link for the ribbon, so cool!

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  8. What a fantastic setof cards.Love the embroidery idea.

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  9. Terrific cards, Marya! All with such wonderfully unique and innovative techniques! Thank you for sharing the details and inspiration for each one . . .

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  10. I love the weaved ribbon, makes a very stunning card! TFS

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  11. Beautiful cards Marya! I love that Celtic knot ribbon you made - gorgeous! Thanks and have a great day!

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  12. Love your cards! I pinned a bunch of those knots too, I better get to work!

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  13. Your white ribbon knot is absolutely gorgeous. And, the stitched knots with the silk ribbon are so pretty.

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  14. WOW that first card especially is my fav- how creative are you!!!

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  15. Wonderful cards. Love all the unique touches you used.

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  16. Fantastic cards, Marya! You really did a great job highlighting the artwork from the kit!

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  17. Oh....I love the white woven ribbon card! Beautiful!

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