Thursday, March 6, 2014

Beautiful Banners

Hello stampers!

Finally a sunny winter day without freezing temperatures or windchill. It has been a miserably cold winter and today wasn't too bad! 

I've got 3 shares for you today they are featuring a very trendy product for the paper crafter... the banner! 

Whether it is a punch, a stamp, a diecut or framelit they are all the rage right now. I made three completely different cards using the Sale-a-bration Banner Punch (FREE with a $60 purchase until March 31, 2014).

For my first card I used the striped banner stamp from the 'Perfect Pennants' stamp set and stamped half of my Basic Black cardstock in Gold Encore Ink and the other half with the Silver Encore Ink (metallics are also all the rage right now!)

I cut a 1" strip of Silver Foil cardstock and embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder and sanded for a 'metal-like' effect. I then punched a bunch of silver and gold banners, and diecut a Gold foil circle and attached the banners like a sunbeam! This would make a nice anniversary card for a 25th or 50th wedding anniversary!

My second card I attached my punched banners with only a slight space between, then added another layer with one less banner to either end of my card layer. I think it adds a nice effect to the card with the zig-zag look the banners created. I used some linen thread to make an 'X' pattern in the center of my layer and added some bitty butterflies and my sentiment.

My final card for today is made with a lot of banners... I stamped six of each colour banner using the Banner Blast stamp set from Sale-a-bration and punched them out. I started at the top and worked my way down. I then made a starburst with the banners around my sentiment to finish my card off.

I hope you have enjoyed my share featuring BANNERS and you feel inspired to create some projects for yourself! Happy stamping :)

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