Monday, July 16, 2012

Yarn Play Card

There is another Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger which was a two week so if you would like to participate you have until Sunday the 22nd.  The link will be below.

When I saw the trigger image I  immediately thought of yarn and needlework. I thought it would be perfect to do some playing with yarn that I've wanted to do for a couple of months. I also love the colors in the trigger image. Alas the pink background image I colored in Photoshop ended up being more of a mauve when I printed it out. My card base is a deeper aqua and my button is a lighter yellow but still the colors are in the same family. I love this combination of colors.  To me the trigger image looks like 3d squares so that explains the background image I used for my card. O.K. I'll stop my babbling and show you the card I came up with. I would love to hear what you think good or bad. (click image to enlarge)

Here is the inspiration image.

If you are interested in seeing some of the fabulous paper craft projects or even entering here is the link:

The image is titled allegro con brio. It can mean fast with noise in the music world. Allegro also means with joy. Which is why I decided to go with the yellow button flower. To me it gives the card a spark of joy.  The background image was Wednesday's free sample at Dover Publishing. I colored the black and white image in Photo Shop. Traced it in Studio to cut the outer edge. I love this shape and can see all kinds of possibilities using it. To me it is full of energy and motion.

I have been meaning since before Christmas to play with Heat Bond and yarn. This challenge gave me the chance to try it out. Cameron my faithful cutting machine cut a scrap of  Heat Bond out in the flower shape. I laid strips of yarn over it and using my iron bonded the yarn down. Originally I was going to use different colors of yarn.  After the yarn was bonded with my scissors I carefully trimmed the yarn to the shape. There are some small gaps in the yarn but I actually like the lines in the background showing through. Of course now my brain is swirling with possibilities for future cards using this technique. This would be a great way to use those scraps of ribbon,lace,rick rack,yarn,etc. I used the light paper setting with the paper side up on the mat to cut the Heat bond if you would like to cut out a shape with a Silhouette machine to try this technique.

Thank you for stopping by. I'm off to play with those foil covers that you find on  yogurt,sour cream, etc. If I'm successful I'll be posting a card using one. May even throw in a canning lid since I have some ideas. LOL! Do come back as you never know what I may come up with.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. Myoriah, this is really cool. I've never heard of heat bond yarn. Where did you discover this? Your card is fabulous. The entire design is captivating. Thank you for sharing. xxx-Debbie

    1. It is Heat N Bond which is iron on adhesive. It is usually used with fabric but I used it with pieces of yarn instead. Any adhesive type iron on interfacing would probably work.

  2. Amazing technique! The textures look really well together. You come up with the neatest ideas!

  3. I totally see the 3D squares in the image - neat technique on your card

  4. Your inspiration challenge is so well done. Pretty cool in fact. I can't wait to see what you come up with the foil. I've done it before and ran it through the Cuttlebug and painted it orange which was used as a moon for Halloween.

  5. This is quite a different technique, Myoriah! You certainly came up with a very cool card for the TT challenge...great job!

  6. Hey Myoriah! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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