Hey everyone and happy day after Thanksgiving! Did you all stuff yourselves silly?? Take a nap? Hike?? 🙂 Hopefully you all had a wonderful day with family and friends.
Today for Papertrey Ink’s Design Team Tips, I wanted to show you all how I created the heart knot from one of the cards from the last release… pictured below.
A TON of you wanted some help in achieving this knot and at the last Release Party Live I promised a how-to video… so this one’s for you!! 😉
Now for those of you who prefer more written instruction, below are a few steps to help you while following along with the video.
1 // Begin with your twine in an upside down U shape.
2 // Wrap the right piece underneath the left and lay it down. (Use a piece of washi to tape this piece down while practicing to prevent the pieces getting tangled and confused.)
3 // Wrap the bottom piece through the loop by starting underneath the bottom of the loop. This will create an upside down pretzel shape. (Use a piece of washi tape this piece down as well.)
4 // Using this same piece, wrap back through the loop going over, under, over.
5 // Now you are going to take this same piece and wrap it back around put it through the loop again going under, over, under, over.
6 // Remove your washi and gently pull your knot tight. (If you are using a tougher material like the natural twine, or like the braided ribbon I use in the video, you will need to mold it a bit until it’s tight and in the heart shape.)
That’s it! The more you do it, the easier it gets, I promise! Once the knot is created, you can put it on a card, Bible journal, or even a gift tag like the project I have put together for you below.
I used the magnificent new kit, Good Tidings, to create this gift bag and tag combo (I’m obsessed with this kit). I also wanted to show you how to change the color combination of this kit simply by adding the pink tag and knotted heart with the braided ribbon.
I connected 3 different tags together using twine, ribbon, and tulle along with an eyelet for a super textured and layered look. They are all free flowing tags too, so they have a ton of movement and are sure to catch the recipient’s eye.
Well that’s it for me today! I hope you enjoyed this Design Team Tip and I can’t WAIT to see you all try out these heart knots!!! And please keep trying if you don’t get it on the first go! They are definitely a more tricky style. 😉
Much love all! See you next time!