Today’s tutorial on Splitcoaststampers is written by Susie Nelson. She shows us how to create Spirelli – String Art. For my sample I used two different strings: Caribbean Twine from the Twinery and 20 count pink thread from Lizbeth (Hobby Lobby). I cut and embossed Neenah Solar White cardstock with the second and third smallest die from the Beaded Circle Nestabilities dies and wrapped my string around the scallops.

I first thought to use the Spirelli circles as flowers, but I can’t help myself. I am in LOVE with Echo Parks Holly Jolly Christmas paper and thought I could use them as funky snowflakes. I added a button in each snowflake center with Linen Thread.

A sentiment from Verve’s Frosty Flakes was stamped in Frayed Burlap Distress ink on a 1 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ strip of Holly Jolly Paper. It was adhered to a 3 3/4″ x 5″ paper from the same paper pack. Both pieces were stitched to a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Solar White cardstock. White Organdy Ribbon was tied above the horizontal strip. A button was tied over the bow with Silver Iridescent Ribbon and the layers were adhered to the card base, a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Kraft cardstock, folded in half. Parts of a Rhinestone Finesse Swirl next to the Spirelli circle finish off the card front.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

12 Responses to “Tutorial on SCS – Spirelli”

  1. Hello!

    This is such a fun technique! I love that you used the completed circles as snowflakes! Beautiful card!

    I wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!


    Barbara Diane

  2. Fabulous card, Beate. I used to do spirelli with metallic thread on my cards quite a few years ago. I must give it another try as it looks great done with bakers twine:)

  3. Uih…Woher nimmst Du immer die tollen Ideen ,
    bin wieder schwer begeistert !!! Wunderschöne Karte und danke auch für
    das tolle Video .


  4. great project for a card.
    thanks so much
    marlene geiger

  5. How beautiful these look on your card! Thanks for showing us this technique!

  6. This really looks beautiful Beate…I’ve never tried it but it really gives a show-stopper look!

  7. Oh that’s lovely!!

  8. Love it! I will try this for sure. Even if it is just used as an embellishment it is perfect. Thanks for always sharing your videos. I know they take a lot of time and I appreciate it. 🙂

  9. Fabulous and fun!!! Love them! Wonderful idea to make it a snowflake!!
    Hope you and your family have a happy Thanksgiving!

  10. What a wonderful tutorial on a fun technique! I am totally going to try this! I love your card, the snowflake look you achieved is perfect. Love the colors you chose, gorgeous card!

  11. I love how you used the baker’s twine with the Spirelli pieces. It’s non traditional, but looks fabulous.

  12. I’ve been wondering how to do spirelli technique and you explained it so well! Thank you! Will give it a try. 🙂 Your card turned out beautifully. 🙂 Hugs! xx

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