When you make cards regularly like I do, you get tired of using the same old layout. There seem to be only so many ways to fold paper and arrange it. So, when fellow demonstrator and friend Lydia found this card made by Emma Fewkes and featured the layout on her blog, I contacted Emma (email@example.com) and she sent me the tutorial she wrote, complete with pictures!
After I'd created the card the way Emma instructed me to, using Bashful Blue as my base and two panels of Celebrations Designer Series Paper, I decided I wanted to make a birthday card. Those two bends are perfect for words. The Billboard die worked just as I'd hoped, and then I thought I needed a pennant banner along the top of the card. Pennants are all the rage in blogland these days, and they scream "birthday"!
I used my Stars #2 Originals die and chose the second largest star to begin my pennant making.
All I had to do to get the Isosceles triangles I needed was cut the tips off the stars! If you have a Star punch, you could do the same thing using it.
Then I laid them out along the top of the base before I adhered them to get the proper "swag". The bow in the middle is made using the 1/8" Whisper White taffeta ribbon. After I'd placed the banners, the card still seemed lacking pizazz. I don't have any diecuts for numbers (getting the Simple Numbers Bigz die will rectify this), so I sketched one and cut it out by hand. It adds just the right amount of dimension, don't you agree?
The final addition is the little tag from Party Hearty, which I colored direct to rubber using the Real Red, Pacific Point, and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how this turned out! Thanks Emma, for such a great tutorial!
This card will be part of my Feb. 5 Stamp-A-Stack. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP via the comments section.