Sunday, January 31, 2016

Banner Love Card

Welcome.  I had a few minutes this morning, to create a blank greeting card.  So, it was a good morning {smile}
I am entering this card in three different challenges.  A color & theme, a tic-tac, and an anything goes.
So, let's start with the color & theme challenge:  {Cupcake Inspirations}
The colors are kraft, cream, white, and a sweet vintage blue/mint.  And don't forget Banners!

The next challenge is the tic-tac challenge.  These are always fun, because you decide what 'squares' you want to play with.  Just Us GirlS wild card challenge.
ribbon, die-cuts, buttons
And finally, the last challenge, is an Anything Goes themed challenge: Brown Sugar Challenge

and my card:

Recipe:  The card base is made with mint macaroon card stock by Stampin' Up!.  I just love this vintage color.  I added a piece of background text pattern paper by Melissa Frances.  To jazz up the text paper, I did some stamping onto the paper.  I inked two stamps from the Timeless Texture stamp set by Stampin' Up!  I inked the flourish stamp with mint macaroon classic ink, and the rings stamp with baked brown sugar classic ink.
I had a scrap piece of this laurel printed kraft paper, so I cut a banner end.  I machine stitched some taupe lace and lost lagoon striped cotton ribbon to the top.  I added a trio of buttons tied with light brown bakers twine.
And now, time for the banner!  I used the gold bakers twine by Stampin' Up! and then strung various banner pieces.  I cut two short banner pieces with a hand held punch (by Stampin' Up!)  I die cut two tags from gold glitter paper and music paper.  I used a banner die to cut the two long gold foil pieces.
I wanted to add some bling to the banner, so I strung two charms: black bow, and white love pendant.  
Finally, I added three banner trims: thin gold tinsel, and thick twine in baked brown sugar.

I'm off to get a few chores done.  I hope you have been inspired, to play along with any or all of these challenges.  {smile}


Tanja said...

love the fabulous banners - thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations

Claudia's kaartjes said...


Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at BSC.

DT Brown Sugar Challenge

maria f. said...

Such fun banners. Love the vintage feel.

Nancy said...

Such a fun and whimsical card! Thanks for joining us for Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls!

cm said...

Such a lovely card, rich with an eye-catching variety of images and elements! Your banner: the star of the show, indeed! Soooo pretty! Thank you for sharing this gem at the Cupcake Inspirations banner challenge!

Deborah Frings said...

Beautiful, elegant and vintage. A stunning card and I love the way you used the colours. Pretty banner too! Thanks so much for playing along with Cupcake Inspirations this week. Deborah, DT.

Indy's Designs said...

Really like the different designs and textures! Very pretty card! So glad you were inspired to join Cupcake Inspirations' Banners Challenge!
Debbie, DT Sweetie