Another year is around the corner. So it’s best to jump on that new year greeting card project sooner than later.
Either way, this time, wouldn’t you like to set off the coming year by putting together a cool and creative card?
If so, then, for this card, use the Spirelli string art technique. Yes, it’s possible to sew a little with this technique, However, there’s no sewing on this card.
Apart from this, there are different colors and types of threads used in putting this new year greeting card together.
Which colors and types would you use in creating yours?
A cool card like this gives you an opportunity to add humor by relating the greeting card message to the card's art or theme. For instance:
Have a Happy Sparkly New Year!
Another example is:
Hope your new year
Sparkles like fireworks!
6.5” x 9” maroon cardstock paper
4” x 6” black cardstock paper
5.5” x 8.5” black cardstock paper
Multicolored metallic thread spool
Metallic gold and copper colored thread spools
Rayon red, light blue, light green, and pink colored machine embroidery thread spools
One ¼” white acrylic jewels
Four ⅛” acrylic jewels of assorted colors
Zigzag shape edge decorating scissors
Sliding paper trimmer
Craft cutting knife
Paper masking tape
On the 5.5” x 8.5” black cardstock paper, use a pencil and circle template to draw a 2” diameter circle.
On this same black cardstock, draw four other 1.5” diameter circles about 1” apart from one edge to another.
Use the zigzag decorative edge scissors to cut out these five circles.
Erase the pencil marks on these circles. Or use these pencil marked sides as the bottom faces.
On the 2” diameter circle, use the multicolored metallic thread to wrap around the grooves of the zigzag cuts. After the first turn, go through another turn but this time with a different offset.
Want to tie down the loose thread when before starting or after finishing the looping process?
Use a very small piece of masking tape to hold the loose thread unto the back of the paper.
On the first 1.5” diameter circle, use the multicolored metallic thread to wrap around the grooves of the zigzag cuts as well.
On the second 1.5” diameter circles, first, use the metallic gold thread around on the circle grooves. Then use the metallic copper thread at a different offset.
On the third 1.5” diameter circles, first, use the light blue rayon thread around on the circle grooves. Then use the light green rayon thread at a different offset.
On the last 1.5” diameter circles, first, use the pink rayon thread around on the circle grooves. Then use the red rayon copper thread at a different offset.
Put all the circles in place just to know their approximate locations on the 4” x 6” black cardstock paper. Don’t glue them down yet.
On this same cardstock, write “Happy New Year!” with white pen on the bottom right corner.
Use the gold pen to trace out a square-like pattern that looks like square rooftops at a distant horizon. Draw this just above the white lettering.
Use the gold pen to randomly trace out the fireworks path from the distant roof top horizon to the circle locations.
Score the 6.5” x 9” maroon cardstock paper right in the middle and fold into a 4.5” x 6.5” card
Glue the completed 4” x 6” black cardstock right in the middle of the folded maroon cardstock. This leaves a ¼” margin all around the black cardstock paper.
Glue all the circles in place on the black cardstock. The biggest circle shifts out about 3/16” from the edge of the black cardstock. And the other circles shift out ⅛” from the edges as well.
Glue the acrylic jewels at the center of the finished circles. Use the biggest jewel for the biggest circle.
And with that last step, the card is finished.
Hope you’ve decided on the colors and types of thread to use in creating your own new year greeting card.
From the pictures above, there were a few other metallic strings that did not make it into the card. They include silver and yellow gold colored metallic thread spools.
Apart from these, there are many more options in the craft and sewing stores.
So the choice is yours. Have fun with the hunt and decision.
And, at the end of the day, may you have a new year that's as fun and vibrant as this new year greeting card depicts.
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