Faux Banner

The banner you have when you don’t have a banner stamp.  Hmmm, right?

The embossed banner was done totally with masking. However, I know it’s kinda hard to see here.  That’s because I chose the wrong stamp to use for this technique.  I really needed something that would be more defined. I used the chicken wire background, but think the Vintage Checkerboard pattern would have been better.

But I’m still pretty happy with it.

I used French Country Backgrounds from Inspired by Stamping for the banner. Then used something similar to the Ombre Technique for the embossing.  It turned out much better this time.

I then added a vintage style Washi Tape, a small banner for the greeting (which is also from Inspired by Stamping – this one from Ahoy, Matey), then added an image from Summer Postcards Add On – again, from Inspired by Stamping. The image was propped up on dimensional foam pads.

This card is a little too bare for my style, but that was the assignment. (After adding the white hand-drawn banner, I was much happier! Totally forgot to do that originally.)

Thanks for looking, and as always, if you want to comment, and the comment box isn’t showing, click the title of this post and it will magically appear!

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Faux Banner

  1. I’m enjoying seeing your progress with this card class Cheryl – you are certainly putting a lot of effort in to the challenges, and I hope you are enjoying the results. The techniques seem quite complicated, but you are doing a great job of completing them. It will be interesting to know whether you will use them later in your own style. Learning is never wasted, so I for one look forward to seeing them pop up in future projects. Cheers, Ann
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  2. Hi Ann, thanks for your lovely comments.

    I’ve taken the Online Card Classes before, and still use techniques learned from those previous classes, so I’m sure I will continue using them.

    I love learning new techniques, but for me, the only way to retain them, is to do them!

    This entire three week class cost about the same price as a face-to-face two hour class at my local craft outlet, so it’s very economical. And totally worth the cost.

    Some of the techniques are a bit complicated, but the majority are taught by video, so it’s pretty clear. If you do the interactive class, you can ask questions in the forum, but after the interactive class is over, the forum is closed.

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