Friday, February 8, 2013

Papertrey Ink Inspired Mini Banner

It's Papertrey Ink's 6th Anniversary and they are having lots of contests. This is my first entry in the Inspiration Contest (pick a card from one of the Designers' favorite projects in the post and interpret it using at least one Papertrey Ink product).

My inspiration is a ribbon card by Ashley Cannon Newell. The elements I used were the ribbon, especially the way it's rounded at the top, the use of two die cuts in the focal point, and the sewing. The tutorial for making the  mini-banner holder is at the link. I decided to limit myself to things that were already on my craft table. If you've seen any of my WOYWW posts, the only surprise is that the project is so small lol.

The roses from the Rosie Posie stamp set are souvenirs from my PTI Stamp-a-faire trip to my sister's house. I stamped the pattern on the banner with the Love Potion chemical liquid stamp (using Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Ink on PTI craft cardstock). I used the folded ribbon top in the card to string the banner. The sewing is with some wool/mohair handspun embroidery thread used to attach the Eiffel Tower confetti piece.

I didn't have a long piece of twine on my desktop, so I tied to Papertrey Ink rustic twine to a piece of cotton twine. But it looked odd when I tied a loop at the end, so I improvised a hoop with wire and then attached a freshwater pearl to one end.