Saturday, August 6, 2011

Turquoise Pennants Card

Today's card is monochromatic. Long pennants and a double line of embroidery floss.

My pennants are strips of card stock, and the ends are shaped with a 1" circle punch (stars strip) or square punch (other strips). Technique: To get a negative punch shape (stripe and dot pennants), insert the end of the strip from the side of the punch. To get a positive shape (star and sentiment pennants), insert the end of the strip from the bottom of the punch. Hard to explain, but easy to do.

The card stock colors are Paper Source peacock (dark turquoise base), PaperTrey Ink aqua mist (pale aqua) and PaperTrey Ink Hawaiian shores (medium turquoise). The turquoise embroidery floss is very old Star brand. I used a 1/16" punch to make the holes for the floss. The sentiment "~Thinking of you~" is computer printed with dark turquoise ink in Lucida Handwriting font. My stripes, dots, and stars are also computer printed (PowerPoint) with the same ink.

Created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (089)

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