Thursday, August 16, 2012

Birthday Banner Card using Felt and Washi Tape (TCPTUES and Tuesday Trigger)

Hi there! Wow, FOUR days in a row!? Even though I've still got 2 kiddoes at home, I am really starting to get my mojo back! Just think how prolific I'll be once they are ALL back! ;) Haha, a girl can only hope, right? Loving the weather in CO today, too... A little cool front blew in last night and it's like 65 degrees outside! Aaaaaah, I am SO ready for Fall, I normally get my autumn decorations up in the house sometime the first week in September, so I'm counting down! :) So, it seemed like it might be fun to channel some Autumn into today's card. This week's Tuesday Trigger is the perfect fit! Love this gorgeous Trigger photo:

Several things struck me about this photo that I tried to capture.... the colors, the movement, the femininity, the elegance, these were all things I tried to capture in my card. There's also a formality here, a real 1940s vibe that I love! 

This week's TCP Tuesday Challenge is to use washi tape! I really am digging on washi tape right now! It makes great borders, backgrounds, works wonderfully to die cut with, like I did on this card, I just love that it can take the place of so many other "traditional" craft supplies, like ribbon, or card stock. 

So, for my card, I used the washi tape to make banners, since I was trying to give the card some movement, like the photo has, I left the ends of the banners "unstuck" and gently tapped them with my embossing bag (you could also use a little cornstarch or baby powder) to keep them from getting flattened once the card goes into an envelope. The tape I used is polka dotted which was a very popular pattern in the 40s. 

I thought a felt flower would give the card both a feminine and autumnal feel I wanted. I used my TCP flower die, LOVE that thing! I also used the heart/leaf shape from another TCP die set. The sentiment is only part of one of the sentiment stamps from the TCP Mustache set. It originally said "you to have a great birthday," and I just inked up the "have a great birthday" part and used that on my die cut banners. 

The colors used are Stampin Up: Summer Starfruit, Handsome Hunter (retired), and Cajun Craze. 

That is all for me! Hope you enjoy! 
Hugs, Noelle

supply list: stamp: TCP; dies: TCP and PTI; solid card stock: Stampin' Up!; felt; pin: LYB; washi tape: SMASH/EK Success


Marlena M. said...

This is so pretty Noelle! I love that fringe flower.

Cath said...

Hey Noelle! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)