Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bring On The Cake Banner Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  "Writing a novel is like driving a car at night.  You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way." - E.L. Doctorow
I came across this quote in the book Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott.  It struck me that creating art - even in the form of a card - is much like driving a car at night.  Sometimes we just know what color we want to use.  Or maybe we have selected a stamp that is calling to us, but we don't have the color planned out...or the design for that matter.  And that is okay.  We can make the whole creative journey that way - just seeing only as far down the road as you can at that given moment.  So get started...the road is waiting!!!!!
Banners still seem to be all the rage when it comes to paper crafting!  So, I decided to join in the fun and create one big banner as the focal point for this card.  I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock and then hand cut the banner end.  I stamped multiple images from Circle Circus around the edges using Cajun Craze and So Saffron ink.  Next came the greeting from Bring On The Cake that I colored using Cajun Craze and So Saffron markers to give it that dual color look.  I then sewed the banner to the card using my sewing machine and a straight stitch.  A few dimensionals on the bottom of the banner give the banner a little lift!  I hope you like it :)

2 comments:

Lucy said...

Really a stunning card. It's even CAS, except for getting out my sewing machine. ;-)

Lorraine said...

That big banner makes a bold statement in such a pretty way!