Monday, 5 August 2013

Banner Up!

Greetings! Thank you for stopping by the Guild Hall. Tonight we are preparing for the Firework Festival that will be happening in the village event square after the sun goes down. The Lady Commander of Copics has been busy cutting pieces to make the banners we will hang to decorate the square, whilst the Guardian of Glitter has been downing mana potions like they’re candy and casting a sparkle spell on each piece to give them some shine. Seeing all the banners go up, gave me just the inspiration I needed to finish a name-day card I’d been neglecting for the past fortnight, and I rushed to the crafting chambers to complete it. 

This card was created for the Creative Card Crew “Flags & Banners” challenge that is happening now. Stamp Fairy is sponsoring the challenge, so come join in for a chance to win a $10 gift voucher to their store!
I started out by colouring the Stamp Fairy image with Prismacolors and inking around the edges with Distress Ink. I then lightly stamped around the edges of the image using the Inkadinkado “Classic Flourish Filigree” set to create a border and fill in the white space. Next I used the Lawn Fawn “Say Cheese” stamp set and coordinating die to cut out the polaroid. This was the first time I’ve used the die and it was sooooooo much easier than trying to cut that stamp out by hand! In fact, it saved me +394 stamina points which I was able to use elsewhere. I stamped the sentiment on the polaroid using a Close To My Heart set. On the teal background paper I used the Unity “Worn Music” stamp to jazz it up a little (heh...get Last stamp I used was the Unity “Encircled Love” itty bitty to stamp the flags. 

On the inside I stamped the same banners at the top, then used the Unity “Fabulous Girl” itty bitty for the sentiment. The circles on the bottom are another Unity stamp that I don’t know the name for, as I explained here, coming up with the name “Crop Circles” until I find out what it’s actually called.  

I stamped the banner again on the envelope to make everything match all nicely. I love those two colour of Distress Inks together.

This card will fly its flags in the following challenges:

The Firework Festival was beautiful as the sky was alight with dancing rainbow explosions. In one of the alleyways however, I did spy a shady looking character named Redd who was selling overpriced tickets for a chance to win a prize. Several townsfolk had already fallen prey to his scheme, so me and my great-sword chased him out of town before anyone else parted with their gold coins.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Avril Ann said...

Fabulous card, love that image, hun, and fabulous colours used xxx

Andie's Space said...

Hi Guild Master Crystal (bows reverently!)
What a little cutie. I love your colouring & the polaroid look. It's fab. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
Andie xx

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful creation, thanks for playing along at Diva's this week and I hope you will join us again soon
Hugs Laurie x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Crystal :-) the image and whole design is fabulous :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Debs said...

Such a cute card, thanks for joining us at Friday Sketch Challenge this week.
Hugs Debs

Cath said...

Hey Crystal! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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