Friday, July 27, 2012

Tuesday Trigger - Sweet Season


I was in the mood for some fiddly crafting today, and so I decided to play along with this week's Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World - I was primarily inspired by the banners, the white space, and the ruffles on the cake:

I love the variety of patterns on the little banners, so I looked for a patterned paper pad with lots of tiny 'can't throw them away' scraps to work with.
Supplies: papers all from My Mind's Eye;
banner die from MFT;
Faded Jeans distress ink;
sentiment from Kaisercraft;
pink, aqua, and green gems;
pink crepe paper

I sketched out the banner 'lines' on the back, and pierced along them, then used
temporary glue to keep the 'flags' in place while handstitching.
The ruffled crepe at the top & bottom was adhered directly to the card base. The banner panel was added using a layer of foam tape. This edition of the Trigger is open until Sunday, so you've got lots of time to join in. We're off for the day tomorrow bright & early - first there's a car show, and then the Pride Parade downtown. It's going to be a blast!

xoxo,
Jessi




20 comments:

Lisa Arana said...

super fab!!! love the stitched banners!!!

~amy~ said...

Love!!!!

lostinpaper said...

Totally fab! Love the ruffle and the stitching on the banners!

Debbie said...

Hand stitched??? Wow!! I love the banners and ruffles!

Barbara said...

This is just so pretty! I love the banners and the ruffles together.:-)

Dana said...

Awesome card!!!! I LOVE the banners!! And great stitching!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

I love the stitched banners and the ruffled crepe peeking out! Fabulous card, Jessi!

yyam said...

Ooooh...how delightful! I love that you used little bits of scrap....and the sweet gems!

Mirta Sanchez said...

Love the stitching and the ruffles!

fairyrocks said...

Show off....LOL, seriously wonderful eye and work. I loved reading your post before this one. I wouldn't say those items were a total write off. I would say they were an interesting learning curve.
Love that you are not afraid of where you came from, and I can't wait to see where you are going. Keep smiling and creating.

Cath said...

Hey Jessi! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

JJ Bolton said...

I love the banners, but I'm totally drawn to the crepe paper ruffling! So, so cool! Great CAS design my friend:)

Jocelyn Olson said...

Jessi, your banner is so cool! I can't believe you handstitched them--that's dedication, my friend. :)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Love the way you created these banners! Pretty with the stitching, works great with the white card this way! Very nice!
Hugs, Wendy

Angela said...

This is amazing...love your banner and ruffles!

Jen W. said...

Officially my new favourite card of yours! Love the banners and stitching - holy patience, woman!! The crepe paper ruffle is so fun and the scattered coloured gems made me smile. :)

Looking forward to the Pride pics!!

Jenny said...

The patterned banners are fantastic, the stitching makes all the difference along with the frilly crepe paper.... great take on the photo :0)
Jenny x

walchowDesign said...

Love the fun banners and your stitching is fantastic!

Cheryl said...

Love, love, love those pretty banners! Great CAS card.

Barb said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful take on the challenge!