Thursday, February 3, 2011

Banner Love...Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek Day Three...

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I hope you've enjoyed the last two days of sneak peeks for Taylored Expressions Release Week! Today I have a card project to share using the new It's a Banner Day - 1 set that features darling banners, sentiments, and a coordinating Taylored Die that just makes me want to smile. I decided to create a "swing" card for a pair of newlyweds, and I turned to one of my favorite previously released TE sets, Wings of Joy.


The new It's a Banner Day - 1 is the first in a series of sets and dies and I chose one of the three banners and the simple, yet perfect sentiment. Wings of Joy was intended to be a Christmas/Holiday set, but I repurposed it here simply by replacing the holly with a heart! I stamped the caged lovebirds first onto cardstock and then again onto vellum to give it a softer feel and carefully fussy cut around the edges. Also, this provided some stability for the "swing" motion of the cage, which is hung with a simple sewing thread through a hole punched through the top of the card. The hole was easily hidden with some pretty pearls. To really show of the cage, I die-cut the oval frame through both the front and the back of the card, which I think made for a more dramatic look and perhaps might make this card something the recipients could display to remind them of their magical day.

BEAN NOTES
  • Stamps: It's a Banner Day - 1 and Wings of Joy (Taylored Expressions)
  • Cardstock: Textured (Bazzil); Solar White (Neenah)
  • Specialty Paper: Vellum (generic)
  • Tools: Heart Punch (Stampin' Up!); Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Hawaiian Shores Hybrid (PTI)
  • Dies: Banner 1 Taylored Die (TE); Long Oval and Long Scalloped Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
  • Fibers: White Silk Thread (generic)
  • Accents: Pearls (KaiserCraft); White Graphic Tape (Form-A-Line)
  • Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (TE)
Tomorrow is Release Day, so be sure to stop back for another fun project. Have a wonderful day and be sure to stop by the rest of the Baker's Dozen for more bannerific inspiration! Enabler Alert: If you love patterned paper, TE is having a sale! 20% off of these paper collections: Crate Paper Restoration, KI Memories Paisley Parade, Echo Park Walk in the Park, Echo Park Little Boy, Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety, and October Afternoon Cherry Hill.




18 comments:

Karen Giron said...

Oh my! This is the sweetest card ever! I love all the delicate pearl accents and the swing is so clever and gorgeous! Love this!

Pattie said...

Love this idea Regina - the hanging cage is so clever! I think I'll have to use that idea myself! Love the pearls and the sweet pink card!

Mary Fish said...

Totally clever . . . truly Regina. Hugs, M

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

This is ADORABLE!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

SHUT up! LOVE the way the birdcage is hanging! This is AMAZING!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Jodi is right....SHUT UP!! This is AMAZING, Selleck!! LOVE the soft colors!!

Ann Schach said...

How clever is right! Totally amazing!

Martha said...

What a cute engagement card! A really neat idea! Of course it is beautiful as well.

Melody said...

Love how the birdcage hangs!

Linda Callahan said...

This is sweet sweet sweet! So clever - wonderful design and beautiful colors!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Your card is so adorably cute and I love the design!

maryse n. said...

One of the best cards I've ever seen! So smart!

Rose said...

Your card is AWESOME, oh my gosh, love how you framed the front and your dangling bird cage is beautiful, love the pearl accents too, fabulous work.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

This is gorgeous. I love the see-thru card, and that the bird cage can twirl around. Awesome job!

Danielle Lounds said...

Ack! You are just genius with your cards Regina! Love how that birdhouse just hangs in the opening.

Karen Motz said...

What a sweet idea, and of course it's PERFECTLY executed!!!

Donna said...

WOW! this is so super sweet! a perfect way to show off the banner with a spinner, see what I mean about the most clever way to showcase the stamps?!?

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

How adorable! I just LOVE the suspended birdcage. . .what an awesome idea!