I created these two cards as feature samples for this month's "One Sunny Day" kit. The step-by-step tutorial for each of these is included on the CD enclosed with each kit. (If you haven't ordered yours yet, go to www.frontporchkits.com to see the kit contents and the fabulous gallery of projects and order before they are gone!) Both projects were created solely with items in the kit.
The first card is a birthday card using one of the canvas banner pennants included in the kit. This is a Maya Road banner/album but you should see all the creative ways the design team used it - not one banner or album in all the projects!
I cut off the top of the banner piece with the grommets (and used a strip of the canvas for tying on the little tag) and turned the pennant over to use as a party hat. The plaid pattern was "stamped" with a piece of the corrugated cardboard cut from the kit box. I used orange paint in one direction, let it dry and then restamped with teal paint in the opposite direction to form the plaid. The "pouf" on top of the hat is flower stamens included in the kit.
The second card is a pool party invitation. A package of Thickers alpha stickers was in the kit. I misted "pool" with Maya Road mist and added Glossy Accents when dry. I left the remaining letters white but inked the edges lightly. The water is two layers of the wide, lacy trim that's in the kit. The top layer is left loose and ruffly. I created the wavy background on the white card base by glueing yarn from the kit to a strip of cardstock and then inking it and stamping on the background. The flip-flops were hand-drawn and cut from one of the patterned papers.