Today's challenge is to use banners. I like the look of banners but haven't used them very much. I do not have any banner style dies so I hand cut them all. Generally I also don't make very fussy cards but this challenge was a great way to use up some 6x6 paper pads with coordinating patterned papers.
All patterned papers are from Echo Park's Victoria Garden collection. I used the Papertrey Ink Mat Stack 2 die cut shape and then stamped the ends with a corner flourish from the Mat Stack 2 stamp set. Happy Birthday is from their Happiness in Bloom stamp set. The top border strip was punched out with a border punch from Martha Stewart.
I created the blotches on the white card stock by dabbing Distress Stains' Victorian Velvet and Bundled Sage onto a craft mat. Then just laid the card front onto the stains and lifted straight up so as not to smear the colors. I like how it gives a floral feeling background.
Hoping to do more of these.