I am a huge fan of Moxie Fab World. Cath put out a challenge to get daring with decorative tape, and I thought I could get funky with tape.
Now for the inspiration. A couple of weeks ago, Carla Peicheff posted this elephant card~adorable! So many cards have butterflies and birds and monkeys, but not too many have elephants. Poor little elephants! I decided to champion for more elephants.
I have this cute stamp set from Technique Tuesday with a sweet elephant, and after staring at the stamp for a few minutes, I thought it would be cool to make a card based on the figurative saying "the elephant in the room." So I made a little room.
The process kind of reminded me of making a diorama in school...loved those things...wish I could make dioramas for a living...until I had to make 3 lamp posts and managed to cut my finger with a hack saw (no blood on the card, so it's okay!).
Here's the card:
Design Within Reach (the coolest store if you like ultra modern stuff), and I've been dying to use the tape for more than, well, tape. I used the DWR washi tape wrapped around two tiny dowels to make the lamp post.
There is also beautiful Pink Paislee decorative tape as a rug. I cut and twisted the edges to make them look like rug fringe. There's even a little cat hair on one of the fringes...just like the real thing (or at least in my house).
Here are the details on the card:
Stamp: Zoology (Technique Tuesday)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Restoration (Crate)
Ink: Tea Dye Distress Ink & Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink (Tim Holtz); Alpine (Crafter's)
Other: decorative tape (Design Within Reach; Pink Paislee); clear embossing powder (my stash); 1/16" dowels (my husband's stash); pinking shears; thread (Gutermann)