Monday, April 20, 2015

Happy Birthday Banner Card

Hi Chris here today, and I want to share this cool card I made.  I love that it looks so sweet, but didn't take hours to make.  I used mostly white papers and embellishments and inked them all to match -- which is a great way to stretch you supplies! Plus I got to play with lots of ink and markers *grin* Sometimes you need a card that whips up in short amount of time, but still lets you play!!!

For this project I used
Sin City Stamps Alice 2
My Minds Eye patterned paper
Tim Holtz Distress Inks- Broken China, Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw, Tea Dye, Abandoned Coral
Tim Holtz Distress Markers - Old Paper, Tattered Rose, Tumbled Glass, WIld Honey, Barn DOor, Squeezed Lemonade, Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers
Ranger Archival Ink - Sepia
Pre-Made Banner - The Paper Studio
Sizzix Die #660220
Elmer Spray Adhesive
Colorbox Design Adhesives
Doodlebug Glitter
Card Base- The Paper Studio

I started by inking my background paper with my distress tool first with Broken China, and then with the Spice Marmalade.  I let the colors overlap slightly.  I left the center mostly free of ink to provide a bright area behind my stamped image.

I then die cut the "scroll" lattice using the Sizzix die and white paper, but decided the white didn't match the vintage-y style I was trying for so I gently inked the paper with distress ink.

I added the die cut to the lower right hand corner of my background piece, and then trimmed off any excess.  To adhere this delicate die cut I did break out the spray adhesive. 

I used the pre-made white banner and inked each banner to coordinate with my card.

I then attached the banner to the upper left hand corner of my card.

For the greeting I used Color Box Design Adhesives, which have adhesives on both sides of your design, making it super easy to add glitter.

I then used these wonderful Alice Stamps from Sin City Stamps and have been dying to play with them.

I stamped the rabbit on to white paper using the Sepia Archival Ink.

 I then used my Tim Holtz Distress Markers to color him in.  Since I was going for a more vintage-y look I tried to stick with more muted colors.  To tone down the brighter colors  I added a bit of Old Paper accents to the areas colored with Squeezed Lemonade and some Evergreen Bough to the Peacock Feather areas. I then Fussy cut out my image. ( The image below show how bright the Squeezed Lemonade and the Peacock Feathers were before I toned them down.)

I added the stamped image to my card to finish off my card.

 I hope you decide to try some of these techniques.