Monday, 14 May 2018

Sneak Peek: Tropical Thinlits meets the macramé trend

Remember those push-the-boat-out tropical plants I showed you last week? These are the same dies but used to make a bang-on-trend macramé-themed card.

It’s worrying to think that macramé is now back in fashion, as I remember it the last time round. If that’s not a sign of getting old, I don’t know what is.

I made a basket using the Layering Ovals Framelits (just slice an oval in half!) and the Basket Weave embossing folder, then painted some die-cut leaves with watered down inks. You could paint the watercolour paper first and then die-cut; it really doesn’t matter.

I knotted some linen thread at the top to create the hanging element of the basket, splashed some ink around and finished it off with this beautiful ribbon, which I now know to be Gorgeous Grape, although at the time of making this card, all I had was a roll of unlabelled ribbon to play with and the excitement of knowing that a Colour Revamp was on its way but being unable to tell anyone about it!

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