Thursday, August 30, 2012

Rainbow Banners

 Thursday already?! Wow this week is flying by!

I can't say I mind though because( between me and you) my birthday is on Friday and I have plans to go bowling with my hubby and some friends. Can't wait :)

My card today is for CAS-ual Fridays Banners and Flags challenge this week. I use a banner in almost every card I make since I usually position my sentiment on them. I wanted to try and be a bit more creative. While I was racking my brain I remembered a fabulous card I had seen on Laura Bassen's blog. I completely love it and could not get it out of my head :) She is such a talent, I could spend hours on her blog!

I loved the diagonal banners and the rainbow of colors in Laura's card so they made their way onto mine in a different way. After I trimmed and adhered my banners to a white card base I stamped the houndstooth background from Hero Arts in Versamark. I wanted to add some interest without making it SO busy. 
I white embossed my sentiment on a strip of black and added some rhinestones to finish it off. Embossing a sentiment is something I so rarely do but I {heart} black with bright colors so I had too hehehe :) 

It's a bit different for me layout wise too. Usually, I use my go to layouts and hardly ever try something else. I'm sure glad I did! Fortunately, CAS is one of the categories for Hero Arts monthly contest so I'll be entering this there too. 

Thanks for popping in! Enjoy your day :) 

13 comments:

  1. This is so awesome Kel! I love the rainbow of banners and the bling. Such a striking and fun card!

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  2. I agree - Laura has amazing talent! You took her fun and fabulous idea and made it your own, Kelly! This card is fantastic!

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  3. What a fabulous card, that design just pops, cool graphic look to it!!

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  4. Such a fun way to use banners! I love the bright, graphic style, and the hounds tooth in Versa Mark works perfectly.

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  5. Happy early birthday...hope you have a fabulous day! Love the gorgeous rainbow of banners. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  6. Gorgeous! I love how you placed your banners and the embossing on black is fabulous! Thanks for playing along this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  7. HOW did you get those banner lined up perfectly??? Pure amazement on this end. So bold, so beautiful, so YOU!

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  8. Absolutely perfect and darling! Happy happy birthday, Kelly!

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  9. This card is perfect! I love it!

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  10. This is amazing! Just like you to take something so ordinary and common like a banner, and turn it something brilliant and totally creative. :) GORGEOUS.

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