Friday, August 2, 2013

# Card Challenges

ABC Banner

I have been wanting to do a Back to School banner but I Really didn't want to use the traditional primary colors because they would have stuck out like a sore thumb with my muted pallet of my house so as I was trolling the world wide web today and looking at the different challenges out there, I came across Hand Stamped Sentiments and the awesome idea of having a inspiration challenge. You could be inspired by the colors which I totally am and I added in more to complement it and you could be inspired by the back to school theme as well which I am too.

So you know me, I of course got to work at creating. I am home alone with no kids and no hubby and after my trip to Hobby Lobby and my slight redecorating of the backpack area (see it reveled on Monday), I got to work.

I used some of the new DSP from SU called Etcetera. The colors in there were  just perfect so I went to work. Yes I made rosettes which are a pain so that was why only three were created. I had at first thought of doing ABC/123 but I liked the triangles with just the rosettes. I die cut out from the apothecary framelits and than using a old letter stamp set did the ABC. I added in some silver bling.

I really like how it turned out and I am off to working on a new wreath for the front door which will also be back to school themed but with more of a punch of color.


  1. Very Cute!!! Love the dsp you used- perfect for your banner!!! Great layers and perfect texture!!!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

  2. Hi Becky, I love LOVE your garland banners. All the shapes and colors are totally perfect. I think the Etcetera DSP is a great match for this inspiration challenge. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

  3. Great Banner!! I wish I could see it in person I bet its amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at HSS!

  4. Great job! I love the colors, it's very upscale for back-to-school :) And all the variety of shapes and dimension...SO pretty. Thanks for playing at HSS :) Erika

  5. This is so fun! I love the variety of shapes and bold patterns. Thanks for playing with HSS.