String art is often used in home decor and gifts. With the right supplies and a tutorial, string art can also be used in cards and paper crafts.
There is a variety of string art patterns to choose from. If you’re going to use metal dies like I did, there are fewer choices. However, the dies make string art on cards super easy to do. The process video demonstrates some techniques and there’s also a supply list below.
Before You Start Your String Art
- I recommend getting a thick cardstock like this so your project doesn’t tear or buckle too much.
- Use a low tack tape like this to temporarily hold your string in place
- Once your project is more complete, you can use a strong tape like this to secure your string.
- I used this embroidery floss because there are so many colors and it’s not that expensive.
Different Techniques of String Art
You can use the “clock” technique here where I used a circle die for the holes. Then I started at 12 o’clock, then went to 6 o’clock, then 11 o’clock to 5 o’clock and so on and so forth.
For this technique, you would string the floss any which way you want. I would recommend make sure every hole has string looped and to keep the overlaps as even as possible.
This technique works better on a square or rectangle. You start on the top loop on one side, then string that to the top loop on another side. It’s easy to do but hard to explain. Watch the video 🙂
Rainbow string art card
For this card I used this die to cut out a rectangle of holes, then I cut out a heart of holes in the center. I divided the card into eighths with a pencil, and then used a separate color of floss for each section to make a rainbow.
See process video below.
Metal Dies that Punch Holes (search dotted)
Die Cutting Machine
Low Tack Tape
The Clock Technique Card
Circle Dot Die
Unicorn Stamp and Die
Purple Glitter Cardstock
The Abstract Technique Card
Circle Dot Die
The Vortex Technique Card
Notches Border Die
Rainbow String Art Card
Rectangle Dot Die
Heart Dot Die