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Saturday, 16 June 2012

Quick cheat fishtail banner tute!

Hi everyone!  Mary J here with a CAS style card after my recent experimenting with messy mixed media!  What do you think...



I am so in love with the Some Odd Girls clear stamp sets and for my card I used Gwen In Bloom, matched up with My Minds Eye Darling Dear.


And have you noticed how fashionable the fishtail banners have become?  Well, if you don't have any of the dies, here is a quick tip just using a square punch.  First of all, I use a pencil to place a dot where I want the centre (sometimes I don't bother if I want a less perfect look)...



Then holding the punch upside down, I slip the paper in and line the dot up with a corner (you can just about see the dot in the photo!)...


Then punch!  Voila!

Thank you to my lovely husband who took the photos for me, what a doll he is.  Okay, I'm off to do more decorating!  Thanks for visiting and have a fab weekend!



I am entering my card into the following challenges:
 

47 comments:

Evy said...

Hi Mary!

I love this clean and simple-look! Great choice of papers and graet colouring!

hugs,

Evy

Jane said...

Great card, thanks for the fishtail tip!

Tracey T said...

I love this card! She's so beautifully coloured (as always) and really suits the CAS background. What a great tip about fishtail, too! Great to have you playing along with us at Sweet Stampin'! Hugs, Tracey x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,what a great image and coloured perfectly.xxx

Sue said...

Hello Mary
Love the embossed Bg on this card, your title should be; 'these boots are made for walking'!!! She looks wonderful.
I hope you are going to venture into more mixed media, and it was not just a sortie.
Smiles:)
Sue

Squirrel x said...

A stunning CAS card hun, she is perfect, and I love the embossed background. Thanks for a fab tip - that'll save my fingers from the craft knife! Hugs Sxx

Ciska said...

Love it Mary, so striking! Great tip on the banner, even though I haven't got a square punch, I always use the point technique but then cut away diagonally with a craft knife and a ruler. Works too, but not as fast of course :) Good luck with the decorating!

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Mary, Stunning cards love the fish tail tut I will be trying that one out.
Hugs
Tamara

Janine Vegter said...

wowwww
great coloring

Michelle said...

Great card Mary J!! love the embossed background,really adds some wow to this cas card.

Good tip too on the use of the square punch to make the fishtail banner.

Michelle :o)

canadian_liner said...

What/whose embossing folder did you use for that great stitched-look diagonal background? Very effective, esp on the white textured cardstock--really made the plaid banner pop. Thanks for the tip on the punch!

Sasha said...

Fabulous card, Mary...Thank you for the fishtail tip xx

JanR said...

Your colouring is always so beautiful, you can rock the CAS style with ease. Lovely card. The embossing is fabby. Thanks for the tip!

heidy said...

Your coloring is spot on perfect MaryJ,and your cas look is fabolous!
Thanks for joining CCT this week!
XXX Heidy

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fab card, love the image and fab embossed background. Love the little fish tail paper piece too.
Lyndsey xx

Boxofcolours said...

What a great CAS card.
Hugs
Jane

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card. MaryJ. I love this type of card. Thanks for the tip about a square punch. I was folding my paper and nipping out a triangle but this is much better.
hugs
Jayne
x

Silli said...

wowzers girl...your card is fabby, love the cute image...xoxo

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Mary...and thanks for the tip too sweetie...:o)

have a lovely weekend hun...big hugs Vicky xx

Sally said...

Great tip , thanks to you and Steve :)
Love CAS and I think you do it so well.
How's the decorating....any piccies of your craft room yet?
Hugs Sally xxx

Aud said...

A great card Mary and love the tutorial on how to do the fish tail tag. A super image . Aud x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Mary...lovely bright colours and adorable image

Anne

amanda stokes said...

Hi Mary J,
Gorgeoys card,fab image and design!
Great tutorial,why did'nt i think of using my square punch lol :) x

Chrissy said...

I love this card Mary, love the image and fantastic colouring, love the fishtail banner, now I need a square punch..lol..better go shopping again.Fabulous card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

DesignerDiva said...

Love the card and love the tip! Thank you Mrs I will be using that!
Hugs Laurie x

Kathleen said...

Who says you can't do CAS, this is brilliant, love it and thanks for the tip on the fishtail banner.

Kath x

Donna Mosley said...

Mary, this is gorgeous. Love the beautifully coloured image and your fishtail idea is brilliant hun.

Donna x

Debbie said...

Lovely card thank you for sharing it with us at Sweet Stampin'~ this week, good luck. Debbiexx

Annette said...

so gorgeous....thanks for the tip...so clever...

mandy said...

gosh i really am in awe of this card, i love how simple it is and lots of white and just how striking does that tartan look! great card mary x

coops said...

fabulous card mary.i love your cas design and she is a gorgeous image :D
thanks for the great tutorial too :D

xx coops xx

Arabella said...

Fab card Mary J! I love the CAS look and thanks for the fishtail banner tip! I've been freehanding with my scissors!

Arabella

Christine L said...

Oooh super gorgeous CAS card hon.... love that image!! And thank you so much for that tip - you clever girl you!! I'll defo be using that one!

Hugs
Christine x

Alyce said...

Great tutorial Mary! Love the card...she is a total cutie and I love your colouring on her :)

Lorraine said...

Oh I love this one too, Mary J! Gorgeous coloring of that pretty image and love the clean design & banners! and thanks for the banner tip!

Diane's Card Designs said...

Oh wow....I love this image and you have coloured her beautifully. The embossing in the background looks fantastic. Thanks for the tuitorial on the tag it looks great. I'm going to try this on one of my cards.
Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge this week.
Diane xx

Faye said...

Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love! xx

Molecraft said...

This is just brilliant Mary, I love the CAS style and a great tip for the banners, thanks!
Helen x

Sue said...

This is fab Mary! I love the image and you've coloured her beautifully - she really pops! Love the embossing and the gorgeous fishtail banner - I might have a go at that!!
Hope you had a lovely weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Fabiola said...

trop chou, j'adore, biz

Wedgie said...

Hi Mary, love this card! Great clean and simple look.

Thanks for joining in the summer fun challenge at Sweet Stampin this week! Wedgie xxx

Shelby said...

Thanks for the great tip! Your coloring is awesome and the dry embossing is perfect

Shelby

Glitter Monkey said...

Fantastic card - the embossing really pops on the background. Thanks for the tip about the punch - I do the same with circle to do inverted corners!! Thank you for joining in with us on Cute Card Thursday. Lynn ♥

Gemma said...

fab creation! Thanks for joining in at My Mums Craft Shop Challenges this week! Gemma :)

Shari said...

WOW, what a gorgeous card!! Your coloring is fabulous!! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

I'm blown away by your coloring!! And what a fantastic tip to create the fishtail banners!!

xxxtglxxx said...

Love this Mary! Your colouring is awesome hun!

Great Tip too!

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

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