Monday, August 8, 2011

Three Cheers



Sweet. 
Fun. 
Ultra talented.
 
Today is a special day! It's Amy's birthday. Three cheers for Amy!

Happy Birthday Amy!
Channeling Amy's awesome use of patterns, I pulled out some patterned washi tape and created a few flags flying in a breeze of numbers. The poles were fashioned by threading twine through a punched hole and adhering to the back. A sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Sophie's Sentiments was stamped in the true color of distress ink. I created a washi tape border on the card base as well, and adhered the flag panel with dimensional adhesive. Did you hear that the Lawnscaping Challenge is all about distressing this week? I {heart} this challenge as much as I {heart} Amy as a blogging pal!



Only after I was done with the distressing and flags, I realized I could have,
and should have,
used a lot more bright colors for the dear sweet Amy!

It's the thought that counts, right? Please help me celebrate Amy and stop by
her blog and wish her a happy birthday!

Supplies Used:
Paper: (Kraft) PTI

Stamps: (Another Year) Practicing Creativity, (Sophie's Sentiments) LawnFawn
Ink: (Vintage Photo) Ranger
Other: (Twine), (Washi Tape)

35 comments:

~amy~ said...

Awwwwwwww......I love it!!! You are just rockin' the washi!!!! Such a fabulous card, you're thee best!!!!!! Thank you and thanks so much for the wonderful birthday blog candy badge...it's so very perfect!!!!

Julie E said...

This is perfect, still you but a little bit Amy inspired too! That tape looks so good as a wavy flag!

Laurel said...

Love it, great use of washi!

Be(e) said...

Oh! Love your card, Karen!! You gotta love the washi flags!!

Lynn said...

Love those flags and the subtle numbers in the background!

Lindsay said...

Totally sweet Karen! I LOVE those little pennants, they are perfect! Such a great card!

Jen W. said...

Love those washi tape flags and the border behind the raised panel. And the flag poles are really cool! amy will love it!

yyam said...

So clever! Love the pops of color against the kraft! What an awesome card Karen! :)

Thanks for joining Amy's birthday party! :)

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

Oh I love that card with all its washi wonderfulness and I am sure Amy will too.

Laurel said...

AAAHHHH! This is so cute! Washi Tape flags.... Brilliant! Love the distressed look of this card! Karen, thanks so much for joining us at Lawnscaping.

Chunyuan said...

Awesome card. Love the numbered background, perfect fit to Amy's birthday counting down. Great use of washi tape.

Lisa Petrella said...

Okay...those washi tape flags just knock my socks off, girl!!! SO CREATIVE!!! Lovin' every detail in this fabby birthday card!!!

Jenny said...

The washi tape flags are awesome Karen and I love how you used it to create a faux bkgd too.
Just a fantastic card :)
Jenny x

Jay Gee said...

Really love how you used the washi tape Karen, so clever. Gorgeous card :)

Jocelyn Olson said...

Gorgeous card, Karen! Love that PCD stamp, and it's great to see another way to use it. The banners are awesome! Fabulous!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a great use of tape and I haven't seen you use that PC set in awhile, great use for it. I love that you too thought you should channel Amy's love of bright colors and patterns... oh well, we'll leave that to her right?

alexandra s.m. said...

Argh...This is so creative and utterly BEAUTIFUL!!
Love your cards Karen!!!

Amber said...

Ohh...this is fab Karen! Love the red patterned flags against the subtle numbers in the background!

artfuldelight said...

WOW, this is fabulous. Kraft is my fav and I love the flags you did. Your card is perfect.

lynn said...

beautiful krafty card! love the use of tape as a border, too, karen--so clever:)

Michelle said...

Love what you did with the tape! and such a lovely design too:-) Thank you for sharing!

donna mikasa said...

clever use of washi tape...great card!

Luc and Sonia said...

Love it!!

Alice Wertz said...

LOVE those flags! fabulous idea and design!

Andrea M said...

AMAZING B-day card!!! Karen, this rocks!

ututo said...

Your card drew me in at the Lawnscaping blog and it's not the first time I've been here to admire your work! I love how you gave the tape "movement". Apparently I need to add you to my Google reader... thanks!!

~Tammy~ said...

How fun! Great seeing you pull out the PCD stamps!

Theresa said...

This is a great card! I love the 100 chart in the background. I'l like to find that stamp to make charts for my students. Love the flags.

Heather Innusa said...

Karen, this ROCKS!!! I picked up several spools of wahsi a few months ago & haven't even played with them yet!!! You've totally inspired me - what a fabby b-day card for a lucky girly!!!!

Trinh said...

Love those Washi flags! I haven't been brave enough to buy any but you sure make it tempting.

kasia c. said...

Fabulous! I love those flags and the wonderful background. :)

Jess said...

What a clever use of washi tape! Great idea, and I love the layout of this card :)

Emily Leiphart said...

What a great card for Amy! I love your washi tape flags.

Britta Swiderski said...

Love how you used washi tape to add that great pop of color. You totally rocked this distressing, even if you wanted more color ;) Thank you for playing along with us at the Lawnscaping challenge blog!

Cindy Lee said...

I literally gasp when I saw this card!! I love it so much!