My dear friend and stamping buddy Carol recently gifted me with a booklet on Asian embellishments and accents for cards. Among its many wonderful ideas, I found a simple Mizuhiki knot I thought would be fun to try . . .
Once you get the knot fashioned from a single cord, the rest is easy: you just thread succeeding cords right next to the previous one. I used four cords on this one which made the knot just wide enough to handle the 1/8" red liner tape I used on the back to stabilize the knot and fasten it to the card front.
As for the corrugated strip, I wondered what would happen if I ran it through my die cutting machine. Voila! Lots of texture remains, but with way less bulk.
Cardstock: Marcos Jute, Bazzill Juneberry, Generic Kraft Corrugated paper,
Stamps: Judikins Teachings of Buddha, Zum Gali Gali Oaks, Unknown
Inks: Hero Black
Colored Pencil: Prisma Framboise
Dies: Lil Inkers Stitched Mats: Rectangles, Wplus9 Banner Trio,
Repeat Impressions Flip Stitch Set
Doo Dads: Mizuhiki cords Black, Inkssentials Enamel Accents Black