Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pennant Parade Birthday Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Creativity Takes Courage - Henri Matisse
Each time you create you are taking a risk.  You are taking the bull by the horns and announcing to yourself that you are willing to try - you are willing to make an attempt at making external that which is living inside of you.  You are admitting that you have something to say - something to share.  Yes, creativity takes courage and you, my friend, are courageous!!!!!
Today's card was also created using the bouncing brayer technique.  I just bounced my brayer with Midnight Muse ink, up and down along the piece of card stock until I had a look I liked.  I then stamped a pennant from Pennant Parade multiple times using Midnight Muse and Crushed Curry ink at full and half strength.  I punched out the pennants and then used my paper snips to cut some of them down.  I adhered the toothpicks to the card with glue and then attached the pennants with a combination of glue and dimensionals.  I also removed the prongs from some brads and added them to the pennant tops with glue dots.  The stitched satin ribbon was knotted once and then adhered to the card with some sticky strip (I hid the ends around the back of the card panel).  The sentiment was punched out and added to two larger circles and then placed on the card with dimensionals.  I hope you like it!

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

I love those pennant flags. And I haven't been too courageous lately. I think I have to redirect myself in July.