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Monday, June 9, 2014

Spirelli card

Hello Dear Crafty Friends:
Today I am bringing to you this card made with the The "Spirelli" technique.
I have always being intrigued by this technique and searching through the internet I found several places to start learning this String Art

I have compiled several cards and tutorials at my Pinterest Board on "Spirelli" cards in case you want to check them out and see all the wonderful things that you can do with this form of art.

Basically what you need is any king of punched pieced or die cut that has some notches (preferably ovals and circles).
I used a "retired" die from Memory Box called "Loom Circle".
You write numbers (1- 2- 3- etc)  on each of the notches.
Start by placing some string at  point (#1) of your die cut, scotched from the back, count how many points you want to skip, ( I think I skiped 4 or 5 notches (# 4) wrap the thread between the points. From the back, cross the threads and start on #2 thread, count 4 notches (# 6) and repeat until you complete the whole shape.\

The butterfly was colored with "Prismacolor" pencils

At "Splitcoaststampers", Beate did a great video on the "how to" under their resources. But you can see the video as well from my Pinterest Board.

Ok I will be doing more of these type of cards, I love the effect and it is not as difficult as it seems. I hope you check out my Pinterest board with all the samples and blogs to visit to learn how to make Spirelli Art.

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  1. I tryed this a few years ago, but admit, it didn´t catch me enough, even I love how it looks. Think it took me too long to make them, and as I was also then always in need of time, I gave it up again and went on to other techniques he he. But I love the beautiful card here and the butterfly also looks fabulous Bibiana.

  2. Beautiful Bibiana, love the design and colour.

    Thank you for your comment, I am afraid this is just an image off a Cd Rom called Brush Stroke in the Wild, the paper is from the same CD, I just matted and layered it up with Blue Velvet paper and two different tones of Brown card and Peach Miri card. I wish I could draw an image like this let alone colour one lol! It is a magnificent image though so thank you for your interest.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. C'est superbe, tu es très patiente, cela a dû te prendre beaucoup de temps, bravo. Bises.

  4. Gorgeous card - remember doing Spirelli as a teenager using compass and protractor to divide up the circle and cut slots. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

  5. hi Bibiana, amazing card, have not done this for years, you have made a lovely card, shame they retired the loom die, I love this one, love the colour combo and layout.
    hugs pam

  6. Oh Bibiana this is so striking, that Spirelli centre looks amazing so do the wonderful colours a very beautiful creation.
    lorraine x

  7. Ah bien là, je suis sur le dos!
    C'est magnifique! J'adore encore!
    Bravo de Capucine

  8. Your card is beautiful. Amazing job with this tecnique! It's been a while since I have tried doing spirelli...but your have inspired me..

  9. Beautiful Bibiana. I did this art long ago with string on canvas but so long ago I forgot and never thought of it on a card. Its gorgeous.

  10. Bibi, this is gorgeous! I love the black die cuts shadowed with the green. Beautiful!

  11. Wow! That technique, the colors, and your Gorgeous butterfly make one Beautiful card!

  12. Beautifully done. I love the black against the green.

  13. Your card is fabulous- loving the Spirili technique- loving the pretty butterfly!

  14. Je vais aller voir tes liens, un effet optique intéressant, ça pique ma curiosité
    Bon mardi

  15. C'est superbe bibiana ! J'aime beaucoup cette technique et ta carte est vraiment très réussie ! Bises

  16. I love cool techniques like this. It makes such an interesting focal point on your card and the colors really pop. Hugs!

  17. Muy linda esta técnica, lástima que no entiendo ni pio de inglés! ;o)


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