Friday, 11 April 2014

Kaleidoscope Banners


Sorry I didn't get around to blogging yesterday! Literally spent the entire day yesterday sewing!! I've finally got my project finished and spent today getting it washed and laid out to dry. So pleased with how its turned out.

I've had quite a nice relaxed day - spent quite a good portion in my craft room making some new cards! I made one for this week's Freshly Made Sketch and the Paper Players and set it aside to photo and upload later then completely forgot about the deadline for Paper Players today. Whoops! 

So the Paper Players' challenge this week was "Three Spree" so I'd just kept in mind that however the card turned out I wanted 3 or the main element! 

Of course Freshly Made had another beautiful sketch this week...

Here's how my creation turned out!

Stamp Set: Remembering Your Birthday
Ink: Versamark, Whisper White
Cardstock: Basic Black
DSP: Kaleidoscope
Punch: Banner
Embellishments: Sweet Sorbet Twine, Brights Candy Dots
Other: White Embossing Powder

My starting point was actually the black/grey coloured DSP. It's kinda plain and boring but I thought with the right treatment it could look really lovely! I added it to a black card and jut knew it had to become a masculine card. Now this was all very black and just needed a pop of colour.

The banners gives a nice height and movement to the card. Its a bit of a lighter element than a solid strip down the side like in the sketch which I think has worked out well. 

The twine knots were just a nice finishing touch for the banners. 

Hope you liked this one! 

Happy Stampin',


  1. The banners are adorable on your card! And I love the embossed sentiment! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  2. Awesome!!! I love the black and the banners...great design!!!
    Thank you for joining us at FMS!!!

  3. Beautiful card Amanda! I love those colourful banners against the dark background! Such a fun card! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!