Monday, February 7, 2011


Hey there! It's time for another SUPER FUN challenge at DeNami Design!!! This time around the challenge is to create a card/project using TWINE!!! DeNami stamps are not required this time around, but we'd LOVE to see you use them!! Also please be sure that the project you submit is something you've recently created and is combined with no more than TWO other challenges. If you happen to use twine from The Twinery, please list the colors. The Twinery is giving the lucky winner of this challenge a sampler pack of their twine!!! Talk about an AWESOME prize!! Click HERE for all of the challenge deets!

Here's my creation:

My intention was for the little french knots to look like buds on the Large Winter Tree P93 (one of my absolute FAVORITE images from DeNami Design). Since the twine is green and white, they ended up looking very much like the springtime buds on our trees here in the mountains. You see, it snows up here until the end of May, sometimes even the beginning of June. But the aspen trees are always anxious and start budding LONG before our final snowfall.

I created the plaid panel with the Three Line Border N128 stamp and added the sweet little birdhouse from the Spring Chicks Stamp Set PF 38! The "Thinking of You" sentiment is from the All Occasion Sentiments Stamp Set TR16 and pretty much fits perfectly on the Double-Ended Banner Die (Papertrey Ink). The fancy edge was created with the Bracket Edger Punch (EK Success)---it embosses along the punched edge---isn't that cool?!?! I LOVE IT! 

I scored the banner twice at each end and then folded it to add dimension (Thanks to my inky friend and fellow DT member, Michele, for that idea *wink*!). And I learned how to tie the french knots awhile back by watching a great video tutorial (click HERE).

So...are you ready to play along? Remember to visit the DeNami Design Blog for all of the details and for more creative inspiration from the rest of the Design Team!!! I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!!!

Ink: Timber Brown StazOn (Tsukineko), Rich Cocoa Memento (Tsukineko)
Copic Sketch Markers
Cardstock: Stampers' Select White (Papertrey Ink), Lime Crush (Bazzill Basics)
Twine: Green & White (Martha Stewart Crafts)
Clear Stardust Gelly Roll Pen: (Sakura)
Punch: Bracket Edger Punch (EK Success)
Die: Double-Ended Banner Die (Papertrey Ink)
Double-Sided Tape: (X-Press It)
Pop Dots: (All Night Media)


Valerie said...

Oh, how I love French knots - these are adorable in the twine! What a gorgeous card :)

Laurel said...

What a great use of twine, I love it!

Jenny said...

OMGosh! The knots are adorable! Very creative idea!

~Tammy~ said...

You are so darn creative! Great job!

Michele Gross said...

Oh wow! Those french knots are soooo stinkin' cute on the tree! :) What a super fun way to use the twine and of course our favorite tree!!

Unknown said...

Love the knots, great way to use the twine!

Ayana Posadas said...

You're so creative, Lisa! I love this. The knots are so cool and I just adore your homemade banner! :)

Diane Jaquay said...

What a creative use of twine! LOVE this card!

Karen B. said...

fun, fresh and fabulous! great ideas.

Andrea M said...

Lisa!!! French knots are FABULOUS on that tree!!! WOW!!! How fabulous! I LOVE how we all used the twine differently!!! Such wonderful inspiration and your card is absolutely amazing!!!

Laurie Chilton said...

Hi Lisa.... I love the way you tied the french knots on the tree for buds. That is such a cute idea. You are so creative. Beautiful!!!!! :)

Paulina said...

Oh my goodness, Lisa, you have me drooling over here. Seriously, it was SO clever to do french knots with the twine- LOVE how this looks. I can totally picture pink twine now to look like little rosebuds!

Love the addition of the plaid in the background, also love how you brought out the little birdhouse! Can you tell I just love this card?? :)

Laurie said...

First off....loving the plaid! I so got that stamp because of YOU! And the twine? ADORABLE!! I love your tree!

Sue Lelli said...

Lisa, what a FAB card! I need to learn how to make those French knots! LOVE how clever this card is! LOVE the plaid you created!

Fairy Cardmaker, Lisa said...

I absolutely adore those buds. They are so cute and elegant at the same time!