Black Birthday Banner

Black Birthday Banner

This card was fairly quick and simple to make, but it also took me quite a long time. Why? Well, because my original idea was completely different and I got most of it done before I decided it really wasn’t working and changed plans.

All the stamps I used for this card are from a Jillibean Soup stamp set. I used black ink to stamp my first dotted line and then with the help of my MISTI added the banners one at a time. I stamped each 2-3 times to ensure they were nice and solid black. Once I had all the banners stamped I repeated the process with the second banner.

Next I took the detail banners and used them to add silver heat embossing to the banners, alternating between the dotted and striped versions.

I used a sentiment from the same stamp set and heat embossed that in silver onto a strip of black card. After I finished I found I’d mismeasured the strip and it was just smaller than the width of the card, so I trimmed it a bit further on each end to make the size look more intentional.

I used my tape runner to adhere the white panel to cover the front of a black card base, and then I used my foam tape to adhere the sentiment over the front with a bit of dimension.

Black Birthday Banner 2

I’m reasonably happy with this card. It turned out well enough, though the time I spent on the failed idea makes it a bit frustrating. The sentiment looks a bit blobby – the font of it is not actually solid, but silver embossing powder I have doesn’t keep the detail very well.


Lady Joyful

Challenges included:

CAS Colours and Sketches – Sketch/Layout

CAS on Sunday – Black, White, and Your Choice (I went for silver)

Cupcake Inspirations – Black, White and Silver (edit – this card was a sweet select!)

The Male Room – Masculine and Anything Goes

24 thoughts on “Black Birthday Banner

  1. This card may have taken a while to craft, but it looks simply effortless (in all the right ways). It is really a stunning use of our color challenge this week. Thank you for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

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  2. The black, silver, and white color scheme is always a classic look! This is a really fun take on our CC&S sketch. Thanks for sharing your card with us! I hope you’ll join us again soon for another challenge. πŸ™‚

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