Friday, July 24, 2009
Who doesn't love a banner celebrating all things Scottie dog! There are so many wonderful vintage greeting card images of this most beloved terrier to be found on Flickr.
I love garlands that spell out a word. My word was easy to choose.... S C O T T I E !!! Because I love words so very much, I added additional words to each square.
I used black rub-on's for that anchor I talked about. A great tip when creating with paper is that they should never "drop" as it moves along. The black I have used causes the eye to move as though following rick-rack.
Buttons! There always has to be buttons! And do you notice all of the little odd words? They are found at the bottom of the CC paper. The names given to each pattern of paper make me smile.
Here I used two half moon shapes to each side of my square. An envelope flap would also be cute.
On each square I chose one element to stand out by using sticky foam pieces. Here I made the window frame stand above the little Scotties playing. So Cute!
A last step to add additional sturdiness and to continue the theme of the flash card words. I have added them to the back of each tag. A hole punched in each corner, a ribbon length knotted at each end to connect the squares.
Crocheted cherries to anchor the ends of my garland, and there you have it! A Cute as Can Be garland to hang in my craft room.