Sunday, October 27, 2013

Less is more - string or twine

I love this challenge theme at the Less is More Challenge, I have a bit of a thing for string it's so cheap yet adds a lovely rustic feel to projects.
At first, I was just going to use it to hang a bauble on a card, so went straight to this Jofy set of stamps. Then I spotted the "trunk" of this christmas tree and thought it would be perfect to be made of string.

I stamped it once onto the base card and glued the string directly over the trunk. I stamped it again onto card and coloured with a combination of pencils and marker pens. The attached with 3D foam.

I finished with some more string to further highlight the theme.

I have been working with string in another way this week. A friend asked me if there was anything I could design that you could pop over a salsa jar so you could put them straight on a table without looking cheap. I thought that a string based cover added a nice rustic feel to a table and made these covers by crocheting string. Very easy to do, double crochet (US single crochet) into the back loop only of previous row, until it fits round the jar stretched. Make it as wide as you want to cover the label on your particular jar. Mine is 9 stitches wide.


  1. Great way(s) to use twine/string! Jo x

  2. Joanne your cards are fab I really love how simple they are as well as knowing simple doesn't mean easy :) xx

  3. This is really cute Joanne, great use of the string!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  4. Your Christmas tree is magnificently well realized. beautiful

  5. Great idea to use the string in that way! Beautiful card!

  6. Gorgeous card & I love the crocheted jar cover - great idea.

  7. I love that JOFY tree and your jar warmer!

  8. Great LIM card Joanne and I love the little crochet cover too :) Viv xx


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