Happy Tuesday! You know, “Spirelli” really sounds like some kind of fancy pasta to me! Imagine my surprise when I found out that it is actually the name of this fancy technique that is being shared with us today by Cindy from Papers Pads & Pictures!
Spirelli elements add a lot of texture and fun to cards and they are something that can be done yourself so easily! All that you need is an appropriately shaped punch or die cut and some floss, twine or string to Spirelli with! I just love Cindy’s use of this sparkly metallic embroidery floss. What a great example of how to add some shine to a card without glitter! The result is stunning as you can see. Wouldn’t these make beautiful spring or Mother’s Day cards? Cindy’s original post, which can be seen here, is as follows:
Spirelli is the art of wrapping string or floss around a scalloped shape. It adds a special accent to flowers, backgrounds and frames. Here is how you get started…
Start with a scalloped image. You can use a punch, dies or Cricut image. Attach string or floss to the back of the image using a glue dot. If you are using floss, you might want to separate the ply.
Begin wrapping your floss around the image. Select a number of scallops between each wrap. The fewer the scallops skipped, the larger the center. For this sample, I skipped 5 scallops.
Continue to wrap, skipping the same number of scallops with each wrap. Work your way around the image.
When you are finished, attach the end to the glue dot that is holding the beginning of the floss. Regardless of the number of scallops you skip, each should have 2 wraps. Here is my finished card with Spirelli flowers!
Doesn’t that look like so much fun! The original post includes just a few more photos and details about the card and products used if you want to go and see. Please be sure to stop by Cindy’s Blog today to leave her some love for sharing with us… she has invited us over for some more beautiful Spirelli examples. Hooray for fancy pasta!
If you give this technique a try be sure to share your cards with us here! Have fun!