HSS Banner Bash Challenge #81

Good Morning Stampers!! I had such a great time making this weeks project for Hand Stamped Sentiments Banner Bash Challenge– I had so many ideas, but settled on this one.  I have come to find out that I really love clean and simple cards.  So I find that is what I gravitate towards… not that I don’t love those large layered cards but my style doesn’t naturally go that way.
I decided to go with my Pennant Parade stamp set for this card, and I added a few hard to see embellishments since the payout was so clean and simple.  I also chose to use my 6×6 designer series paper pack for last years in colors.  The patterned paper is Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride, and Pear Pizazz.  Then for the scallop pennant I used Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Pretty In Pink, and Old Olive.  I also used my pennant punch for the banner. 

You might have to click on the picture to see a larger image to see the glimmer to the whisper white card stock.  Before I embossed the card stock I sprayed my 4″ x 5-1/4″ card stock with my shimmer mist, it is the champagne color.  I have made a bottle of my own spray with some rubbing alcohol and a few drops of the shimmer paint.  Then while it is wet I ran it through my Big Shot using my texture plates to make the large polka-dot pattern for the background.  I like that the shimmer is just an added surprise that you don’t notice right off the bat.

Here you can see that I added even more accent to the polka-dots using my Crystal Effects.  I put a little CE on each raised dot to give the texture some additional visual interest to the card.  I just love the subtle extras that there are in this card.

I layered and added height to pretty much everything, I like the shadows as part of the accents for the entire card.  I think all the different sizes of polka-dots are a fun aspect of this card. I textured the scallop pennant punches as well using my texture plates.  Those plates are awesome because you get a design on each side and they are so inexpensive and come in a pack or 2-3 depending on which one you get… I have them all.  For the price you have to get them all, they are so versatile.

To get this sentiment to fit inside this small oval punch I had to layer the words.  I used the markers to accomplish this.  I used Regal Rose marker for the “Thank” and Pretty in Pink marker for the “You”.  I made them different shades of pink so you could see slight differentiation in the words.  It almost looks like the word THANK is laying on top of the YOU.  Then I sponged the outside of it with some Pink Pirouette ink and layered it onto a scallop oval punch of Regal Rose card stock.  The piece d’restiance is the bling!!!  I attached some of the self adhesive rhinestones and vola’ done.

Here you can see the sweet bows I added using Bakers Twine.  I tied them first then glued them on with a small glue dot folded in half.  Man I love how that CE shines in the light and how it looks so glossy!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and I can’t wait to see what you create and share with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I love seeing everyone share their ideas and provide inspiration for all those who need a boost.  We should all love to share the creative Mojo we have or maybe need depending on the kind of wee we are having. :-)  Pop on over to HSS and play along today!!!  Thanks so much for taking a peep see at my project and until next time~ 


  1. This card is just beautiful!! Love those shiny polka dots and that banner is so sweet!! I will be showcasing this card on My Crafty Picks #31 with a link back to your blog on 8-28-11. Make sure to stop by on Sunday to check out all the picks and to pick up your Blog Badge for being featured!!

    If you wish to decline please email me at trbauer@insightbb.com

    Take care
    Tiffany Bauer

  2. Great idea for the shimmer and the CE. It adds so much interest to the background. I also love the colors you used. Fun card!

  3. Great idea with the crystal effects. I need to “de-crust” mine and start using it. The twine bows are perfect. Those “sausages” obviously can tie a mean bow. Hee hee! :)

  4. Love this! So many fun details yet clean and simple! Love the soft colors!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Erin I LOVE all the details you used on this card. My fav is the way you did the sentiment. Great card!


  6. So much to love about this card, Erin! The soft colors, the pretty patterns, the hint of shimmer…aaaahhh! I have to say that the Crystal Effects accents on the polka dots is such a fabulous touch! Love it! :)

  7. Erin,

    This is fabulous! Love the polka dot background. Very pretty colors.


  8. So pretty! Love the shimmer mist. I forget to use mine. And I love the crystal effects. What a great idea! Very pretty card. All the little touches really make it.

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