Kaisercraft sandy Toes Beach Shaker Cards @craftsavy, @bandppaperlab #craftwarehouse #shakercard

I’m a Guest Designer over at Craft Warehouse this week. For my project I share three beachy shaker cards with a twist. The twist is that the shaker is a fun surprise on the inside of the card. Hop over to the Craft Warehouse Blog for a step-by-step shaker card tutorial.

Kaisercraft sandy Toes Beach Shaker Cards @craftsavy, @bandppaperlab #craftwarehouse #shakercard

This Kaisercraft Sandy Toes Collection is beautiful. I especially love the weathered wood elements. I had a bit of chunky twine laying on my desk and I decided it would be a perfect accent for the card. I love to use twine and fibers on my cards, but it can be a bit tricky to do so. Here are two tips to using twine on cards.

Kaisercraft sandy Toes Beach Shaker Cards @craftsavy, @bandppaperlab #craftwarehouse #shakercard

To create the look of twine or thread just thrown on the project, I like to loop it around my fingers a few times and then lay it on the card. Find a spot that will be hidden by another accent piece and staple the twine onto your card.

Kaisercraft sandy Toes Beach Shaker Cards @craftsavy, @bandppaperlab #craftwarehouse #shakercard

Pull on a few of the pieces to make them less uniform. You are going for the “Oh, I just threw this twine onto the card and it stuck” look! Once you have it arranged like you’d like, adhere that planned accent over the staples.

Kaisercraft sandy Toes Beach Shaker Cards @craftsavy, @bandppaperlab #craftwarehouse #shakercard

The second look is to outline a shape with twine. I use liquid glue for most of my projects, holding the twine in place while the glue dries is a bit tricky. Instead I peel glue dots off their backing and roll them into long thin shapes (like making a burrito with the glue dots). I place these glue dots around the shape and then put my twine in place.

I hope this gives you some fun ideas! What other twine techniques have you tried? What am I missing out on?

Michelle

Supplies:

Kaisercraft Sandy Toes

Teresa Collins Sequins

Twine

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