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Faux String Art Celebrate Cards

Hi, everyone! Sewing on handmade cards is really popular these days! But have you tried making a card with embroidery floss and thread without ever doing a single stitch? Teri here to show you how to do just that. Let’s started on these Faux String Art Celebrate Cards!

Faux String Art Celebrate Cards by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

My faux string art technique is so fun and so easy! All you need is floss, 3D Foam Circles and a few basic paper crafting supplies to create some really amazing cards.

Faux String Art Mechanics

Start by cutting two rectangles of cardstock. Mine are 5″ x 3 3/4″ each. Set one aside and set the other on your work surface. Use a pencil and ruler to mark rows along the side of the panel. You want to mark about 1/2″ in from the sides of panel and put marks at every inch mark.

Faux String Art Celebrate Cards by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Take two 3D Foam Circles, stack them up and adhere them at every inch mark.

Take pieces of floss or twine and wrap them around the circles. I used a rainbow color scheme but you can use any color combination you like.

Faux String Art Celebrate Cards by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Once you’ve wrapped as much floss as you’d like around the circles, add foam strips around the panel’s borders. Be sure to use two layers worth of strips so they are as tall as your circles.

Faux String Art Celebrate Cards by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Take your second paper panel and cut a rectangle out of it so you have a frame. Adhere it on top of the foam strips.

Faux String Art Celebrate Cards by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Embellish your string art by adding a few sequins or gems to it. Also, stamp a sentiment onto a strip of cardstock and add it to the panel.

Faux String Art Celebrate Cards by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Mat the panel on cardstock and then add it to a card. I felt my card was a little plain so I went one step further by applying a few adhesive stars and dumping white flock onto them. I love faux-embossed look it gives the panel.

Faux String Art Celebrate Cards by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Faux String Art Celebrate Cards by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Switch Up the Design by Adding More Rows

A fun twist on this technique is to add more rows of floss to your design.

Faux String Art Celebrate Cards by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

For this card, I also wrapped the floss around the foam circles so it crossed itself. I think the look is really interesting.

Faux String Art Celebrate Cards by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

I hope you are inspired by this faux string art technique to give it a try! Please leave a comment for me to stop by your blog and check your projects! See you again soon!

Happy creating,
Teri Anderson

Creative Time: 60 Minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

Other
White, Kraft and Black Cardstocks: Neenah Paper; Stamp: Lawn Fawn (Simply Celebrate Stamp Set); Black Ink Pad: Ranger Ink; Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh; White Flock: Stampendous; Floss: DMC

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