Friday, February 1, 2013

Winter Banner Card

I was inspired to make this card after seeing a card that Kristina Werner made.  Here is the original card that inspired me!

I just loved what she did with it and I had been wanting to play along in the Whimsical Designs challenge to use a snowflake and bling. 

I started with a kraft base.  The top 2 corners are rounded at a 1/2 inch.

I used a Gelly Roll pen to do the faux stitching.  

The papers are from the Echo Park 6 by 6 pad Winter Park.

The bling is just from the $1 bin at Michael's.

The stamps are all from SP & Company.
Snowflakes from Falling Snow stamped using Marina Mist ink from Stampin' Up.
Sentiment from Ultimate Sentiments 1.  Same ink.
The bottom is Circletastic stamped with Versamark and then heat embossed using some white embossing powder.

This came together SO quickly since I was using Kristina's sketch.  Normally I spend hours on a card so it was nice to have one come together so quickly.

I'll be entering this over at Whimsical Designs for their Winter Wonderland challenge.


Wendy L said...

This is a lovely card, thanks for visiting me. xxx

Angi said...

Love the adorable banner on your card!

Lisa said...

This is beautiful!! I love the banner and how you decorated it!! The design is fabulous!! Happy Friday :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Amber, I don't know how you found my blog but pleased you have. Thank you for your very kind comment. I was very curious to learn about you, always intersted to find out where folk come from. I had a browse through your blog and what lovely project you have, like this lovely card here.

Your little ones are gorgeous and I would guess they keep you on your toes.

My husband hates to pay for any work needed doing around the house too, but he's just mean, only kidding,
Happy crafting, Kate x

Marie-Louise said...

Really lovely card. Love the banner. Makes me realise that I don't use Kraft card enough.

Pia S said...

Your card has such a nice modern look! Love the CAS style and the fact that the card can be given to either a boy or a girl - how great is that!

Redanne said...

Hi Amber, I love your beautiful card, I think it is the simplicity of it that appeals so much. Your faux stitching gives it a very elegant finish. Wonderful!

Thank you for visiting me and your kind comment, you could easily make a similar background - I just play really and am new to paint and use the principle - just slosh it on and hope for the best! Hugs, Anne x

scrapn_momof2 said...

Beautiful card. Love the little banners.

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi There~
Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment.... Love your card, pretty banner!

fatmonica said...

It's lovely and a great tribute to the original!

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Amber! I love the fabulous design and that fun banner! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Tammy

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Such a pretty card with the banner and lattice work. Love your faux stitching too.

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, pretty card! Fabulous colors, fun banner and love the lattice looking border:) Beautiful!
Sherrie K

DIANA L. said...

Your card is beautiful I love the
colors. Have a great weekend!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Loving the banner! Great card!


Nanne said...

What elegant card, loving that banner..
Thanks for sharing this with us girls over at Whimsical Designs..

Jules said...

Hi Amber

Loving the colours and patterns you have put together here.

I also have a soft spot for bunting, kraft card and faux stitching so you are on to a winner in my books!

Hope you have a good weekend Amber.

Love Jules xx

Mary J said...

What a brilliant layout, Amber! Love how you did the stitching and placed the gems!

Dora said...

This is gorgeous Amber, love the soft colours and creative style of your card. Wishing you a lovely weekend xxx

L.B. said...

Love your winter themed card. What a pretty banner.The banner is so fun.

Brandi said...

What a cute card! Love the faux stitching around the edges and that beautiful banner!

Michaela said...

Thank you for popping by and leaving me a lovely comment. Your card is brilliant. Love the simplicity of this one.
Michaela xx

Diane said...

Very that banner!!

Missy said...

This is great, I like your little banner and the stripes!!

Michelle H. said...

Very beautiful card!!
Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog!

It's me Norma! said...

OMG! love the new blog design!! OMG! you have been on a roll with all your lovely , beautiful projects and so glad to have you back:) This card is super cute and I love the banners and the stitching is perfect!! Enjoy your Sunday with your family!!
Big Hugs,

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful, I love the papers and elegant design
Lindsay xx

Stacy H-W said...

Very pretty!!

Margie said...

Hi Amber! I love the kraft paper with the pretty shades of blue and looks great with the CAS design. How cute is that itsy bits banner! LOVE IT! Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge at Whimsical Designs!