Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Triple Banners

The Pals Paper Arts Challenge #256 provided inspiration for this card. I recently purchased Spectrum Noir colored pencils so this is my first time using them. I think I need a little practice.

Three banners were cut from DSP in varying widths and lengths and trimmed up a little differently, The banners were adhered to gray cardstock strips, backed with craft foam for depth and adhered to the pink panel. A strand of pink sequins was adhered across the banners and three pieces of strand were left free to partner with the three banners. This was all adhered to the gray card base.

Three flowers were stamped on vanilla cardstock, colored with Spectrum Noir colored pencils and fussy cut. They were popped up on craft foam. Pink pearls were added to the flowers. The inside of the card was decorated with a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock stamped with coordinating flowers.

Be sure to visit PPP for great challenge fun!

Techniques: Stamping, fussy cutting, coloring
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Altenew "Hennah Elements"
Inks: Pink Pirouette, Spectrum Noir colored pencils, Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla
DSP: Black & vanilla print from stash
Misc.: Sequin trim in Blushing Bride, MS pale pink pearls, craft foam


  1. Very pretty! You used the elements of 3 pieces through out the card. Well done... Thanks for including the PPA in your stamping fun this week.

  2. Katy is right - very pretty! Fabulous choices for the sketch!

  3. Beautiful job coloring! Such a pretty card! Glad you joined us at PPA!

  4. So pretty Melanie! Those pink sequins add the perfect touch to the beautiful designer paper. Love it!

  5. Such an elegant design! I love how the pearls and sequins add shine against the matte background of pale and dark colors!