Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Party This Way!

I've been so excited about the thought of today's card ever since I saw the CASual Fridays challenge last Friday. The ladies over there are in Mardi Gras mood and are asking for clean and simple party cards using ribbon. Well today I'm in a party mood because I finally managed to take the idea out of my head and turn it into a card! Come and have a look:


Tying ribbons onto the tail of a kite is what I wanted to do! I started by sponging a background of cloudy sky using Pool Party ink and a mask made with different sized circles glued together, then attached it to a Pool Party card base - yes, even my choice of colour has a party theme!


The kite is made from designer papers from the Everyday Enchantment pack that's free as part of the current Sale-a-bration promotion. It was fun mixing up the patterns! I stuck my paper kite onto a couple of pieces of card stock glued together to give it a good solid chipboard feel.


The kite's tail is drawn with the fine end of a Crumb Cake market and then gone over with a dashed line for a bit of texture. The ribbon is the fabulous 1/8" taffeta ribbon, tied into little knots and attached with glue dots.


The sentiment usually says 'party this way' but I used a marker to take the word 'party', stamped it and doodled the word 'let's' and the exclamation mark. Purists will immediately notice the lack of the apostrophe in the word 'let's' so you'll be pleased to know that I have now added it!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Party This Way
Ink: Pool Party
Card stock: Pool Party, Whisper White
Other: Markers, circle punches to create clouds, 1/8" taffeta ribbon in Real Red, Marina Mist and Certainly Celery, Everyday Enchantment designer paper (sale-a-bration freebie), stamp-a-majig
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Of course we're in Mardi Gras mood over here too - it's Pancake Day! We don't eat pancakes at any other time of the year in our family and it makes them so special on this day. This evening we'll all gather round in the kitchen and I will produce a large pile of pancakes which we'll eat sprinkled with lime juice and sugar! My husband works with a lovely man in Louisiana who sent us over a box filled with gloriously coloured Mardi Gras beads one year, and we like to wear those while eating our pancakes!

Happy Shrove Tuesday to you too!

28 comments:

  1. I thought the tail had been stitched! Very pretty, Vicky.
    Lynn

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  2. 'Let's go fly a kite' springs to mind from Mary Poppins. Great party card, very pretty. Helen (Sydney)

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  3. Love the kite Vicky, these papers are just my favourite at the moment! Fab freehand writing too!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  4. Totally love the card. Enjoy your pancakes!

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  5. I love kites and I think this is just super! The cloudy sky is so pretty, and the kite tail is brilliant!

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  6. A great card Vicky, you sky is brilliant and the kite is a fab idea

    Anne

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  7. Love the sky and the kite looks fab in the papers. Love these ribbons and the stitched detail on the string is a brill detail. x

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  8. Super idea for the ribbon challenge and I love the patterned kite too!
    James loves pancakes and we'll indulge in them this evening too.... Trouble is he wants me to toss them in the frying pan and stick them to the ceiling..... too much comedy TV I think!
    Jenny x

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  9. I'm getting a Mary Poppins vibe too! Such a bright and cheerful card, perfect to start my day! I love how you've done the sky and the faux stitching. And yes, this purist is pleased to hear that the apostrophe has been added!!! ;-p

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  10. You are a clever girl ! Every day you never fail to deliver ! A super card Vicky, great use of these lovely papers and ribbons !
    Jane x

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  11. What a fabulous card Vicky, might have to case this one as it's so versatile. Your clouds are brilliant.
    x

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  12. Fabulous kite card there Vicky.

    Lime juice and sugar? What's the matter with you woman? Break out the ice cream and put a dollop inside the pancake I beg you! xxx

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  13. Love it Vicky! the designer paper is gorgeous :) Enjoy your pancakes - we eat ours warm and spread with butter (and we wonder why we can't lose weight.....lol) Sarah xx

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  14. Great idea for a card, all open and light, just the right mood for a party:0) Enjoy your pancakes, xxx

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  15. Fabulous sponged sky and loving the kite Vicky! Enjoy your pancakes, that's my favourite topping as well:)
    Val x

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  16. What a happy carefree looking card. I like your variation on the sentiment and the pretty kite.

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  17. Pure delight! I LOOOVE your darling little kite tail :) Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  18. I have a great picture of your family sitting all around the table all dressed up with your lovely beads. Great card and love the beautiful papers you have used. The ribbons are a stroke of genius.

    Marie

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  19. Enjoy your beads and your pancakes, Love the co-ordinating paper on the kite

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  20. Brilliant card Vicky, I love the kite and gorgeous papers.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  21. This is such a fun card Vicky - hope you enjoy your pancakes. My husband is making ours as mine all end up stuck to the frying pan ....... that's my excuse anyway!!! - Jacqueline xx

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  22. Seems like there is a Mary Poppins theme with the kite! It's a lovely unusual card and the papers are gorgeous.
    Tell your son from me that I'm so pleased he likes my stories!

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  23. This is lovely Vicky, the papers are so pretty used in this kite shape, and I love the little ribbon bows and stitched tail, one of my favourite images is of kites in a sky.

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  24. I love this Vicky. Your sky is fabulous. Love the paper peices in your kite and your ribbon-y tail!

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  25. Lime juice and sugar? Never heard that one before! Very curious...
    Love the gorgeous kite and the sweet ribbons on the tail. And your sponged background is amazing!

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  26. What a fun paper pieced kite with it's ribbon tail! What an interesting topping for pancakes. My favorite is lots of butter and cinnamon sugar and remember my aunt making a big stack of huge pancakes layered with above topping and cutting it like a cake.

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  27. I love the way you've used your ribbon on this card. What a fabulous kite. And the sky behind it is lovely, too. Ann Y.

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x