Sunday, March 11, 2012

Birthday Banner Card

I've discovered I like playing with my papers more than I like posting them.  So sorry!  I have been busy crafting, but not busy posting....   :(

I made this fun card last night for a friend who had major surgery.  A bunch of us are going to sign it -- it's 6"x12".

I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and cut triangle pennants from different papers (Sweet Leaf, Creme Brulee, Lagoon) and a Creme Brulee-colored card stock I had that had flowers printed on it.

The hard part was finding letters that weren't too big or small and would fit on the pennants.  I was looking at A Typeface (too small) and Token Alphabet (too big).

This is the Token Alphabet:

I thought it might work to stamp the letter without the border/outline.  Hmmm, which sized circle to use?

1 1/4" circle fit the entire stamp image, including the outline.  Too big for the pennant...
1" circle fit the letter, but it was really hard to line it up without getting some outline on the circle...
3/4" circle, as Goldilocks would say...just right!

It fits just inside the inner circle of the stamp image.  Precision stamping...I LOVE MY CLEAR STAMPS!

So I stamped all my letters and stuck them to my pennants with foam mounting tape:

I arranged my colors and shapes so they didn't duplicate...and came up with this!  The felt flowers I got at Michael's in the dollar bin.  The ribbon is Lagoon Mini-Medley Accents (retired)

Which do you like better?  On the white paper or on Buttercup (yellow)?  I think I like the white better.

Supplies Used: 

Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Token Alphabet
Card Stock:  Lagoon, Sweet Leaf, Creme Brulee, Buttercup/White Daisy
Ink:  Topiary, Creme Brulee (for edge distressing)
Accessories:  Lagoon Mini-Medley Accents (retired), Felt Flowers from Michaels, Foam Mounting Tape, Sponge Daubers