Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sending smiles..

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I sat down today to case a super sweet blog friend!  Kasia is insanely talented and I am always drooling over her cards!  She does this masking thing a lot on her one layer cards!  I love it!  So I finally told her this time I had to go and CASE her!  So here is my card...

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First, I centered a rectangle nestie on my card and traced a small line at each corner so I could have the box centered.  Then I took that same nestie and a 4 /12 x 8 1/2 piece of typing paper and put the nestie in the center.  I ran it through my big shot and then took the piece of paper and centered it to my pencil lines!  Then with some removable tape I attached the paper down to my card.  I used Tim Holtz Broken China blue distress ink and  a sponge for the sky.  Then I took my hand cut foam clouds and stamped them with Fresh Snow...(after all was said and done don't ask me why I didn't just use my Up, Up an Away clouds...).

Next, I pulled out my Banner Builders set and decided to use fabric instead of ink!  My super sweet friend Barb sent me a bag of small fabric pieces awhile back and I thought now would be the best time to pull them out!  I made a little picture tutorial of how I did it...

It was super easy!  1. I just used the small banner die and cut out 4 banners with white cardstock.  2. I covered the front of each cardstock banner with ATG and then stuck each one down on a piece of fabric.  3. Then I trimmed around each die.  4.  Here you can see all of the banners finished.  I didn't end up using the green one but isn't it so cute?  I love the polka dots!  And that's it!  Super easy!


OH and I attached each one with foam tape for some dimension!  So that is all I have for you today!  Thanks to Kasia for all of her amazing inspiration! 

Hope you all have a great day!

22 comments:

  1. Super cute, Laurie! Kasia's "masking thing" is a great idea, especially for card you need to be less bulky for whatever reason. I'm going to remember this--thanks for sharing your case! :-)

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  2. The fabric banner is fabulous Laurie and I love the masking technique.

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  3. Absolutely darling!
    Thanks for sharing this technique! :o)

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  4. Laurie, thanks so much for sharing how you did this. Adorable card!

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  5. This is so cute! The masking technique is fabulous!

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  6. This is fabulous Laurie! I love your clouds, so fun and the fabric banners are so colorful and perfect! What a fun card!

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  7. Oh! This is F-U-N! I really should use some of my fabric scraps like this, what a great idea! Love the masking, too!

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  8. What a sweet card, laurie! Great job with the banners. I have a stash of fabric that I need to get into. Thanks for the idea!

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  9. Two of my favorite girls together! Love Kasia and love you, and this card is fab! So cheery! Btw, how are you feeling? Any better? Been thinking about you...

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  10. this is fabulous, love the fabric banner. gotta try this technique!!

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  11. What a great card, thanks so much for the fabric tutorial, I have been wondering how to use fabric and I can't wait to try it for myself!!

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  12. Super cute! Love the banners!

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  13. Hey there Gorgeous Lorri!

    This is the most gorgeous little card ever! I must check out that masking thing, so thanks for posting a link to it!

    Have a great day my friend!

    Luv Karen
    x

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  14. Laurie, you completely rocked this! It's so fab...I love it!

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  15. Ooh...love the masking effect on the background! And the fabric banner! Just beautiful!

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  16. You make it look so easy. I love the one layer background and the texture of the fabric. Lovely!

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  17. Wow a fabric banner, great idea for a card, love the masked sky too :)
    Jenny x

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  18. LOVE the color on here! The masking looks great, especially like how the clouds look so "creamy" (for lack of a better word at the moment, lol). I never would have realized that the banners were fabric until you mentioned it. Cute!

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  19. Masked perfection!!! Oh how I love a great one layer card :) What a fabulous use of fabric! That's going in my to CASE bank!! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!!!

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  20. Fabric banners? Oh you just can't stop! I love your masked sponged background sky.....just looks so pretty! I just don't get results like this with my sponging (even starting off the paper and coming back on).

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  21. Laurie, you are way too kind! And I am sooo behind my blog surfing! Thanks ever so much for your sweet words. It just so happens that YOU are a fabulous inspiration to me! :)
    {hugs} to you friend!

    P.S. I can not wait to see the end result of your reno'd craft space. How is it going?

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