Monday, February 4, 2013

BSS MONDAY IDEA - Simple Banner Cards

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.
Have you been noticing all the cards with banners lately. I love the trend and
have seen so many beautiful ones.
Today's idea is a couple of simple Valentine banner cards.
Yikes, no stamping, except for the sentiments!
This simple card was made with a black card stock base, a hot pink dotted mat, and three banners cut from white card stock. I decided how many banners I wanted and how long I wanted them. Embossed each one with a different embossing folder, from left to right, Cuttlebug, Couture Creations (Venus Crest), Darice. I stacked them all together and cut the bottom all at the same time so they would all be alike. Adhered them to the designer paper mat. Ran a ribbon around the mat, tied a bow off-side, and secured the mat to the base card. Stamped the sentiment, Stampabilities (QR1053). Added a small punched heart to the center of the bow.

For the second banner card, I cut three strips of beautiful Authentique paper from the Lovely collection. Again, decide how long you want them to be. I used a punch, but you could cut
the hearts with a die also. I punched the heart at the bottom of each strip. Then on the remaining
part of the strip, cut across just leaving the top of the heart shape in place.
Glue the strips where you want them, add the hearts just underneath. Small crystal hearts (I love these things) are Prima, Say it with Crystals, Cream colored bow. The bottom of the card was
embossed using the stripes from the Tim Holtz , Alterations, 4th of July embossing set.
Lots of possibilities with this simple application. On the second card, you could use butterflies, flowers, perfect for Spring cards, or snowflakes would be fun too. Banners can be any size, or a combination of sizes on one card.
And you could run them from side to side instead of up and down!
Hope you have a chance to try a card soon using this fun banner technique!
Have a great  Monday. Thanks for stopping by. Until later.............


KarinsArtScrap said...

wow two beautiful cards Sue.
love the idea.

greetings karin

Sue said...

WOW! These are both gorgeous sue. I love the banner designs. The embossing looks fabulous on the first card and the way you have cut out and added the hearts on the second card looks really effective
Hugs Sue

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Sue.

Hugs Riet.xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful, love the embossing, it is all very classy!