happy birthday! it's cas-ual fridays' first birthday, so this week's challenge is all about birthdays. i'm on a roll, creating something just under the deadline for the last few weeks, so of course i had to get my party on and play along. i didn't even try to stay away from the washi tape this time! once i settled on the tapes, i layered them on a scrap of card stock and cut out my hat, adding some strips of pink for the pom detal and trimming along the bottom with scallop scissors. then for the party blower, i put a couple of the left over pieces of the pink and yellow together and cut out the middle section, adding a piece of orange folded in on itself for the mouth piece. my favorite part is the tongue - a length of purple tape, folded in half lengthwise and rolled up. washi tape is both sticky and repositionable, which makes projects like this really easy to assemble. actually, other than trying to decide which color tapes to use, the hardest part of this card was figuring out exactly where i wanted the words and how to fit it all together. i can get a little obsessive about placement. the paper pad i use as a stamping mat definitely got a workout on this one.
happy birthday, cas-ual fridays!