Thursday, June 6, 2013
4th of July Flagged Border Card
This week's Make it Monday Challenge over at the Papertrey Ink blog is to create a card with a flagged border. Immediately a 4th of July card popped into my head. I have lots of red and blue pattern paper left over from the pinwheel crib mobile I made, so I thought I could put the scraps to good use on a patriotic card. Easier said than done! For some reason, after the initial idea, I really struggled with this card. It was difficult to get all of the little flagged strips to behave and then I was sort of stumped for the rest of the card. I am mostly happy with the end result, except for the stars in the bottom corner. I do like them, but as I was hovering the stamp over the paper to figure out just where I wanted them placed, I hovered a little too close and smeared the ink! Argh! Don't you just hate messing up the final touch of a card? Ah well. I hope everyone's week is going well and that you have something fun planned for your weekend!
Stamps: Banner Builder (PTI)
Paper: Stamper's Select White (PTI), various pattern papers (Michael's)
Ink: Ruby Red (SU!)
Embellishments: baker's twine
Tools: Banner Builder die, By the Numbers die (PTI), Cutter Bee Circle Cutter, Lacey Circles die (Nestabilities)