Unbelievable. I've missed several Papertrey Ink blog hops this year, mainly due to lack of mojo once I got in my studio. (usually at the last minute) This time, I got it done AHEAD of time. Almost a week early. There is hope, folks.
I simply took each color, die cut a strip using the Double-Ended Banner die, stacked them on my card like the sketch, and then stamped my sentiment. I decided it needed a little something extra, so I stamped a large flourish in VersaMark across the strips. So quick!
Once I finished my first card, I saw the extra banners lying on my desk (the die cuts two sizes) and decided to make another one, but this time off-setting the strips enough to leave the banner edge. I love how it looks!
There was a Make-It-Monday video sometime ago on glittered buttons and
I've wanted to try it ever since. This card was the perfect excuse! I
searched through my stash to find similar buttons in each color. Not
an easy task. I got pretty close though. I covered the top with liquid
glue and then covered them in crystal fine glitter.
So deliciously blingy! They are the frosting on the cake. :) lol Letting those dry was the only part that took some time. I added them to their matching strip of paper in a stack. (like the cake, naturally) Then I just stamped my sentiment and called it done.
These cards were quite easy and very fun to make. Glad I could participate in the blog hop this month. If you want to see more, check it out here.
Stamps: Boutique Borders: Birthday, Fancy Flourishes, Boutique Borders: Thanks (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: White, Hibisicus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Spring Rain, Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); VersaMark
Dies: Double-Ended Banners (Papertrey Ink)
Buttons: Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Spring Rain, Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Misc: Crystal fine glitter (Martha Stewart)