Spirelli with heart

Debra Burgin 1401 Spirelli with heartI showed you this card a few weeks ago during the Stamp Review Crew Hearts a Flutter blog hop.  I hope you’ve tried the Spirelli technique for yourself.  If not, here’s one tip that may help you.  This card uses a fairly springy metallic embroidery thread.  At the first camp it kept wanting to jump out of the scallop “valleys,” despite adhesive applied on the reverse side and periodic taping of the thread behind the scallop.  Finally one of the stampers suggested snipping into the valley just a tiny bit.  This created a snug fit for the thread and solved the problem immediately.  Subsequent camps benefited from the frustration experienced earlier in the month!

Stamps:  Hearts a Flutter (p. 124), Woodgrain (p. 75)

Ink/Color:  Illuminate Glimmer Watermark, Metallic Encore (Gold)*

Paper:  Shimmery White, Whisper White, Vellum Card Stock, Brushed Gold

Other:  2⅜” Scallop Circle Punch, 1¼” Circle Punch, Big Shot, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Heat Tool and Stampin’ Emboss Powder (Iridescent Ice), Hearts a Flutter Framelits, metallic embroidery floss, Stampin’ Dimensionals

*Stampin’ Up! 2014 Occasions Catalog

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