Beautiful Banners & Vertical Greetings

I needed to make a Congratulations card, and immediately knew that the gorgeous Beautiful Banners stamp set would form the base of my design.  This is such a go to stamp set, suitable for almost any occasion, and I particularly love the pretty paisley banner stamp.

I naturally lean towards brighter colours, so I decided to change things up with a white, black and pool party colour theme.  I started off by embossing my whisper white card front with the softly falling embossing folder.  This embossing folder pretties up any card and adds a touch of elegance!  Next I stamped my paisley banner in pool party ink before die cutting it out with the matching Banners Framelits Dies.

I used the same dies to cut a larger black banner, and adhered the two banners together so that the black banner formed a frame around the paisley one.  I then placed a silver foil doily beneath one side of the banner so that only half of it showed, and adhered the doily and banners down on my card front with fast fuse.

I stamped a second paisley banner, again in pool party ink, on some scrap white cardstock.  I decided to use the ‘congrats’ stamp from the wonderful Vertical Greetings stamp set, and stamped my sentiment onto the inner blank part of my paisley image.  I then cut this inner part out and popped this up on dimensionals on top of the banners already on my card front, to make the sentiment stand out.  I wrapped some basic black baker’s twine around my card front before tying it into a bow, and attached the card front to a pool party mat and then to a basic black card base.  To finish I placed a couple of metal rimmed pearls to each side of my sentiment.  Love the understated elegance of this card, hope you do too xx


Vertical Greetings For You

Today’s card is clean and simple using the brand new Vertical Greetings stamp set.

This set is adorable! I started by running my card front through my Big Shot using the Happy Heart textured embossing folder.  Next I took my stamp and coloured in the back in cucumber crush, early espresso & real red with my Stampin’ Write Markers before stamping and fussy cutting my image out.  I stamped my vertical sentiment from the same stamp set, also in real red, and punched it out using my Classic Label Punch.  This punch makes a great replacement for the retired Word Window punch if you missed out!  To finish, I tied some thick white baker’s twine around the front, and matted my layers to cucumber crush cardstock on a crumb cake card base.  Love love love this set, can’t wait to play some more! xx