Thursday, April 12, 2012

Banners


Banners are quite the rage now in the crafting industry, but perhaps you are intimidated to make your own? It is so easy! I put together a graphic that shows a simple way to make your own custom banner that ends up {99%} perfect every time! (This is also featured over at Skipping Stones Design today!)


My card features the versatile Grunge set from Skipping Stones Design as well as the beautiful Always Here.

The radical color combination is from Kathy's Lily Pad Palette. I thought it would be fun to showcase the images and textures in some unusual colors! I used Lynn's sketch again from Retro Sketches! Great sketch, Lynn!

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Did you see too, that May Arts has teamed up with Creative Imaginations this week? Hop on over to comment for your chance to win May Arts and Creative Imaginations products... I also showcased a gift basket!

33 comments:

  1. Pink woodgrain! I love it! Great tutorial on making the banner cuts--I do the same thing!

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  2. The way you used this combination of colours is brilliant Karen - love that background. Thanks for the tutorial - very useful :)

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  3. Such a delish card...lovin' that woodgrain...Isn't that thee best way to do those banners?! off to pop over to May Arts...have a FAB day!

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  4. Karen, the card is once again beautiful, love the background stamp and that butterfly image.
    Thanks for the tutorial on the banner. I do almost the same thing but I instead of the pencil mark I cut straight up the middle and then have the sides meet where that cut is. And I get perfect ones abouot 95% of the time.

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  5. Loving the woodgrain!!! This card is fabulously pretty!!! Who don't love banner eh... Hugs...xoxo

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  6. Gorgeous card, loving the woodgrain!

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  7. Fab card Karen. Love the way you used the colors and the sketch.

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  8. Great card! The woodgrain is Awesome, love the color you chose! :)

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  9. so pretty...I love that awesome pink background and that butterfly is amazing...lovely card.

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  10. This is great!!! I love that you did the tutorial on the banner! I can never get them straight unless I use my square punch to do it - and even then it's awky ;).

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  11. Great tip, Karen! I make mine that way and it's incredible how one little measurement makes all the difference.

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  12. love that butterfly!!
    thanks for the tip on the banners. mine always come out in the 1% lol

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  13. great tip. Love the pink woodgrain.

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  14. Gorgeous card and your basket is stunning! Thanks for the tutorial for the banner!

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  15. What a cool colour combo! I really love that woodgrain...been looking for a large woodgrain background stamp...

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  16. Lovin' the pink woodgrain, my friend! So striking with the contrasting yellow banner.

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  17. Seriously loving this color combo! So fabulous...and I'm so glad you got to play along with my Retro Sketch...thanks for the shout out!!

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  18. The woodgrain reminds me of an old faded red barn in the country Karen! LOVE IT!! And your butterfly looks so pretty perched on it. Great card!!

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  19. Beautiful! I love the wood-grain background and the more muted colors from the LP inspiration!!!

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  20. I love these sets and I really love seeing the woodgrain in pink! Beautiful card Karen!

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  21. Karen I love the background and that beautiful butterfly! Thank you so much for joining us at RetroSketches!

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  22. This is so fun- love the grungy woodgrain with the pretty butterfly! And your May Arts basket is fab! What a wonderful gift or home decor item!!!

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  23. LOVE this! It is so bright an cheerful, plus who doesn't love a good pink woodgrain. :)

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  24. I LOVE that pink woodgrain!!!

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  25. This is a terrific tut, Karen, thanks!
    Love that woodgrain in your project!

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  26. LOVE your card! Saw it at Lily Pad, that background is gorgeous! I'm currently in love with banners too :)

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  27. Love the woodgrain in the bright color!

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  28. love the pop of the pink wood grain and the green butterfly is a perfect compliment.

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  29. I would find the color challenge scary, but you made it work and work well!!!

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  30. TFS. I usually use my square punch to make these.

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  31. i make my own banner, too. =) darling card and your gift basket is so beautiful! you are amazing, girl!

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