Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Campaign: Inspiration Challenge Week

 Hi Everyone,

Today over at Taylored Expressions - the TE birthday bash is continuing with the awesome Share the Joy campaign - where we share our joy of cardmaking and paper crafting to benefit different charities that are bringing joy in different ways. Taylored Expressions is proud to work with the Union Rescue Mission of Los Angeles, Prodigal's Home of Phoenix, and Iowa Homeless Youth Shelter of Des Moines. These wonderful charities work tirelessly to bring comfort and care to many homeless individuals and families throughout the year. One way they are sharing joy each and every day is by celebrating the birthdays of their participants, and you can help by sending in your handmade birthday cards! 
I think this is such a wonderful wonderful way to bring joy - and such a great way for us as card makers to help share joy! This week, Taylored Expressions will help you to create with a different Birthday Inspiration Challenge each day and today's challenge is create birthday cards using Washi Tape!

Now, let me start off by confessing that I am not a big Washi Tape user - actually - not really a fan of it (I know some of you - are like say what?!!!) Its true, not really a fan of washi tape - but do you know why?! ---- its because I don't really know what to do with it :)
Seriously -- I have these super cute washi rolls - and I am never really sure how to incorporate it - so there they stay on my desk! So I thought, this was the perfect challenge to get me to roll with the Washi! For my Washi Birthday Challenge - I created a border using different washi tapes (check out all the different kinds of washi tape at the TE store) - and used the Party Banner Border die to cut it out - and Voila - you have an INSTANT cool party banner!!! 
I used my banner with the super cute Candy Monster stamp set - I have been waiting to color him in - what a fun little monster - perfect for Halloween or birthday cards - or any card really - he would definitely bring a smile to anyone!!
When I was making my Washi Pennants - I realized that I could cut a few out because of how I rolled the tape - So I cut out two and then created a little mat for them by cutting out some green party banner dies - and then popping them over the green mat - it gives it alot of texture and dimension:
And for my little monster's eye - I colored a little bling with some black copic - and insant blinged out eye!! Like a PIRATE! Aww! I love how my little monster turned out - and I can't wait to use washi rolls more!!
 So I know that you want to play along - what a great way to share joy -!! - please check out all the birthday week challenges and samples from the different DT members over at Taylor's Blog!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Big hugs,



Cassie said...

What a cool idea, Sankari! Fantastic card :D

Joan Ervin said...

Soooo fun and festive, Sankari....your little birthday monster is sooo cute and I absolutely looove how you used the washi tape...you are sooo creative!!!

Shelly said...

Your card is adorable, Sankari! Love the layered washi with the banner die, I'll definitely keep that layering technique in mind! I have to find some of that yellow polka dot washi too, it's so pretty! Hugs!

Jennifer Shults said...

You are a genius and I am totally going to use this! Brilliant!