My Creative Time is hosting a Pinterest inspired challenge this week. I love the My Creative Time blog. I have a couple of her stamp sets on my September "to buy" list. It's hard to pick only a couple though!
I thought it was the perfect time to make a card based on a couple of pins that I had pinned to my "Card Inspiration" board. My pinning philosophy is that once I've tried something or made something based on the inspiration, I delete the pin. That keeps my boards under control and keeps me seeing the things that I haven't tried yet- so if you want to see the pins, you'll have to follow the links here. They've been cleared out of my board to make room for more inspiration!
Anyway, the two cards that were the inspiration for this card are found here at counterfeit kit challenge and here at just cards. They were both cards that used a white background and colorful tags to spell out a word.
For my card, I also used the white base. I borrowed the idea of embossing with Swiss Dots (I should clarify: I used Swiss Dots, I'm not sure what folder she used.) I adhered that directly onto the card, and covered the join spot with black polka dotted washi tape from Queen and Co. I stamped "birthday" underneath that from Everyday Sentiments from Joy's Life Stamps. The button is an extra one that I had.
The tags were all cut at 2 inches. They were all cut from Plantin Schoolbook except for the blue one with the P on it, which was from Doodletype. The white letters were all also from Doodletype at 1 inch. I used some of my homemade twine to put through the tags. After everything was glued together, I cut the extra off of the twine. I kind of wish I hadn't, because I think it looked better when they were longer, but since everything was glued down I had to leave it. Live and learn.