It's "Tie It Up" time at The Kraft Journal this week. I won this fun little image a while back from Little Miss Muffet stamps and thought it would make a fun kid's birthday card. Since the balloon strings fit right in with the challenge this week, I took the idea and ran with it. Like you couldn't tell. LOL Have you ever seen so many bows on a card! :-)
The card base is Brown Kraft cardstock. I used some colorful My Mind's Eye papers to back the image which is colored with Copics. It's also 3-D although it's kind of hard to see in the pic. The balloons and the monkey's bow and feet are all popped up a bit on some Zots (another one of those zillion craft supplies I haven't touched in a while that I'm trying to use up).
For the banner I attached some DP to Jenni Bowlin Chipboard Banner pieces and "strung" them onto some Hang Tag String. I punched some flowers and used and embosser to give the petals some shape. I put a pop dot in the center indention so the button would be raised up a bit and not smash the flower back down. I used Red, Blue, Baby Blue and Green Baker's Twine to tie bows through the button holes.
So come play along and show us what you can come up with for our "Tie It Up" challenge.
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Stamps R Us--cards for kids
Birthday Sundaes--birthday cards with wording on the front
Mark's Finest Papers--birthday
Crafty Catz--buttons and bows
Little Miss Muffett Challenges--blues and creams BUT anything goes with a LMM stamp
Make It Monday--anything goes
Kraft Outlet Supplies
Brown Kraft cardstock
Blue Baker's Twine
Red Baker's Twine
Green Baker's Twine
Baby Blue Baker's Twine
Hang Tag String
Jenni Bowlin Chipboard Banner pieces
Paper: My Mind's Eye, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamp: Little Miss Muffett "Summer Monkey"
Tools: EK Success Retro Flower punch, Die-namics Notebook edge punch, Nestabilities Labels Eight (S5-019), sewing machine
Miscellaneous: buttons from my stash