Friday, April 8, 2011

Say It With.... A Banner!

Over at the AnnaBelle Stamps blog this week, the challenge is to say it with... A Banner!
As soon as I saw this challenge I thought I would go for the standard pennant style banner, but after die cutting and trying different ideas with my pennants, it just did not want to work for me, so I started all over again with a standard sentiment banner, using one of my favourite AnnaBelle Stamps - Ballerina Rose.
I cut a layer of cream cardstock and ran this through my Cuttlebug with my Canvas impression plate. I then stamped some small flowers from the Backgrounds By Design 1 set in Versamark on Sweet Blush cardstock and clear embossed them, colouring the petals in with a clear spica glitter pen. Once this was complete, I adhered the Sweet Blush card to my cream layer and then added a thin layer of glitter around the edge with  my Quickie Glue Pen. Some Chocolate Chip ribbon was wrapped around the middle and then the layers were matted on some Chocolate Chip cardstock before adhering to my Sweet Blush base.

I stamped 6 of the medium flowers from Ballerina Rose in Vintage Sepia ink and coloured them in with R81,R83 and R85 copics, adding some E59 to the centres. These were then fussy cut and dipped in glitter along the edges. The leaves were also handcut from the large flower stem image and then the flowers and leaves were assembled along the Chocolate Chip ribbon, with a couple popped up on dimensionals. The sentiment from Ballerina Rose was stamped in Vintage Sepia and then cut into a banner and inked with some Chamomile ink before adhering.
On the inside I used the same stemmed flower image, this time stamping in Blushing Bride ink and colouring with the same Copic markers. I used my Pretty In Pink marker to go over the flower edges to give some more definition and then added glitter to the flower centres. The sentiment was stamped in Vintage Sepia ink.
The other designers' creations are wonderful, so be sure to check them out: 

How To Play Along : 
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Thanks for visiting!
Stamps: Backgrounds By Design 1, Ballerina Rose (AnnaBelle Stamps)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla (SU); Sweet Blush (PTI)
Ink: Versamark; Vintage Sepia (Versafine); Blushing Bride (SU); Chamomile Tea Dye ink (PTI)
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Pretty In Pink marker, Chocolate Chip ribbon (SU); Linen/Canvas impression plate (PTI); Copic Markers; Atyou Clear Spica glitter pen


  1. Oh very pretty Kerry, LOVE your take on the banner (wish I had thought of that lol). Love the pretty flowers, love the neat card design!

  2. Kerry, this is absolutely beautiful. I think the 6 gorgeous flowers could pass as a banner, too :) You are very creative; I love that you share your ideas.

  3. Very clever and beautiful Kerry!

  4. You're one creative lady Kerry!!! I love how you used these blossoms to form your banner and the pretty glitter finishes them off to perfection.

  5. This is just beautiful Kerry! I Love how you've used the flowers on the front of your card!
    Have a great weekend :)

  6. This is gorgeous. Love the way you used the flowers on your card.

  7. Stunning!!!!! I can't believe how fabulous these flowers look, the banner sits very well with the elgant card!! :)