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