Thursday, March 15, 2012

It's a Banner Birthday! {CCMC193}

Happy Thursday friends and welcome to another week at Create with Connie & Mary!  I think you're really going to like this week's color challenge:
OK, really and truly I try not to use Pool Party but when it's asked of me....well, I have to oblige! I have so many scraps on my desk from the Sale-a-Bration paper, Everyday Enchantment that I went looking for an idea to use them up.  I found it in this great sketch from a previous Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge:

I got out my Petite Pennants Builder punch, my designer paper scraps, ink pads and got bizzy!  Here's what I made for you:

I have to say, I really like this card!  Those pennants are just so happy and the colors so fresh together that it makes me smile!  The stamped images are all from Bring on the Cake and for the focal image, I used my ink pads and blender pens to color the letters.  The little scalloped border was cut first with the Edgelit die and run through the Big Shot with the coordinating Adorning Accents embossing folder.  I love the texture it provides.

 Here's a little close-up so you can see that I punched a 1/16" hole in the corner of each pennant through which I strung some Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine.  A mini glue dot worked to hold the bitty bows in place and secure the banner.  The Pool Party background was made with a stamp from the same set, Bring on the Cake, just stamped repeatedly in Pool Party ink.

I used the same stamp to make a border on the inside as well as another sentiment from the same set.  Boy, that set is a great one with so many sentiments to choose from!

So what do you think?  Inspired?  I hope so.  Check out the rest of the Design Team at Create with Connie & Mary for even more eye-candy.  We would love to have you join us this week so be sure and link up your beautiful creations by Wednesday, March 21st at Noon (EST).  I hope to see you there!
Stamps: Bring on the Cake
Ink: Peach Parfait, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Jet Black Stazon
Paper: Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Pool Party CS; Everyday Enchantment DSP
Xtras: Petite Pennant Builder punch; Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine; Adorning Accents embossing folders; Edgelit die; blender pens


Nancy said...

This is such a happy little card, love the colors. I like your idea of punching holes to string the twine through & the cute little bows. Great coloring job as well, but the scallop die is precious!

Rita W said...

Such a fun card, Nance! I have yet to get a card to turn out with the pennant punch/stamp set, so I might have to borrow that sketch!

Deb said...

Super card, Nance! Love the banners! And what a great way to use up some scraps! Love it!

Marisa said...

Darling banner, Nance, and great use of the sketch and colours.

LeAnne said...

Super cute & easy!!! This is a great sketch, too....and of course, who doesn't like these papers!

Diane - said...

Nance great banner card. Love the background stamping and I really love scallop die you used. Very cool. This would work for masculine birthday too so well. Hugs,
PS: I'm on a mission to CASE and stash some male cards when I see a great idea.. I stink at male card ideas.

Linda Callahan said...

This is a wonderful birthday card! Love the colors! And I am like Rita - I have yet to make a banner! Yours is great - and those stamped numbers are perfect!

Lisa Martz said...

What a great man card! I love it! I have yet to make a card with pennant flags...I need to try it out! This card is great inside and out! Great working with you on Create!

Margaret said...

Love what you've done with your scraps! The banner is fantastic and the whole card is wonderful!

Marilyn (stampwithMJ) said...

Over the top cute! Totally agree that this is one happy makes me smile too. thanks for sharing!

Mitzi said...

Very cute Nance.

Connie Babbert said...

Your banner is TOO that DSP with it and how you decorated the inside, too! I can't believe you don't like to use Pool Party! I've gone thru so many packagess of cardstock it isn't funny!

Carrie Sampsel said...

The pennants are adorable and I love anything I see them on. This is a fantastic birthday card!

Debbie Henderson said...

Great pennants Nance. I love how they seem to float in the air!