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Breezy Washing Line Card

(This post is part of my Refresh Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

Something that makes me feel refreshed is when the warmer weather arrives, and it’s time to hang clothes out on the washing line to dry. It’s kind of peaceful watching them swaying in the breeze, and it makes clothes smell so good!

I took that spirit and put it onto a card:

Breezy Washing Line Card by Jennifer Grace

Don’t you think it’s nice and breezy?!

Here’s how to put it together…

Step 1: Choose a card blank and cut two piece of paper to layer on top, but don’t stick the top one on yet:

Breezy Washing Line Card by Jennifer Grace

Step 2: Stipple (don’t brush) some white Gesso or acrylic paint in the centre of the top sheet of paper to lighten it:

Breezy Washing Line Card by Jennifer Grace

Step 3: While that is drying, cut some clothes from scraps of paper. I cut mine freehand but you could draw the shape on the back of the paper first:

Breezy Washing Line Card by Jennifer Grace

Step 4: Once the Gesso is dry, wrap some twine at the top of that piece of patterned paper, sticking it with double-sided tape at the back:

Breezy Washing Line Card by Jennifer Grace

Breezy Washing Line Card by Jennifer Grace

Step 5: Use some little craft pegs to attach your clothes to the washing line. I also put a blob of Glossy Accents behind each peg, and a foam dot or two behind each item of clothing:

Breezy Washing Line Card by Jennifer Grace

Step 6: Stick the patterned paper onto your card blank, and decorate the rest of the card:

Breezy Washing Line Card by Jennifer Grace

Here’s another card using the same technique, but with flags / bunting instead of clothes:

Breezy Washing Line Card by Jennifer Grace

Be Inspired:

Stipple some Gesso or paint at the back of your next project

Add some twine to hang things from

Cut shapes from scraps of paper

Do you love drying your clothes on the line? I hate it in winter when there’s clothes drying all over the house, or I have to run the tumble drier!

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See you again soon,

Jennifer x