June 22, 2011

Happy "Triangle" Banner (Day 2 of 3)

Welcome back for my second day of “triangle” themed cards for Penny Black.  While yesterday’s post focused on the card shape, today’s card demonstrates how this geometric form can be used to create a little banner.

Thread tubes made from paper were attached to the back of each letter.  This made it easier to string the flags and space them evenly.    

A heavy-weight carpet thread distressed with ink
was used for the string.

A wrapped platform was made for the party goers.  This application hides the dimensional foam and gives the elevated artwork a finished edge.  You can see how this is done "here".

The last little touch was a small bit of yellow Stickles to the candle flame.

Here are a few quick measurements for this card:
Brown Card Base: 3 3/8 x 4 3/8
Yellow Mat: 3 ¼ x 4 ¼
Blue Mat: 3 1/8 x 4 1/8
White Mat:  3 x 4 (Distressed with Faded Jeans)
Banner Flags:  ¾ x ¾ (Distressed with Spiced Marmalade)
Dimensional Foam Under: Banner, Platform and Cute Critters

Tomorrow’s card takes a turn toward a contemporary design for my last triangular feature.   

Have a great day,


Penny Black “Mix & Match” Cardstock:  Sticks & Stones 02-003, Clear Skies 10-003, Summer Sun 17-002
Canson: 120 lb. Watercolor Paper
Tsukineko:  Onyx Black VersaFine
Tombow: Dual Brush Pens, Stamp Runner Permanent Adhesive
Ranger: Faded Jeans Distress Ink, Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, Yellow Stickles
3M Scotch:  Dimensional Foam Tape
J & P Coats Dual Duty Plus Thread (Cream)