Today’s Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge is a fun one, a banner over a big rectangle.

How fun is that? For my card I started by cutting banner pieces with MFT’s Banner Day Die die out of Hazel Stella & Rose My Mind’s Eye paper. The small strip on top was cut out of textured Basic Black cardstock. Before that piece was adhered to the triangle pieces, part of the border stamp from Victorian Frippery was stamped over it with Jet Black Archival Ink. Small holes were pierced at each end and the banner pieces were strung together with Fine Natural Burlap String.

The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Kraft cardstock folded in half. The card front was embossed with Brocade Embossing folder and sponged with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.

A 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ piece of Hazel paper was embossed with the same embossing folder and stitched to a 1/4″ bigger piece of black cardstock. The layers were adhered to the card base and the banner was adhered over the upper part of the rectangle.

More Hazel Paper was cut and embossed with a Fancy Tag die and stamped with a frame and sentiment from the Fancy Phrases set.Β  It was adhered over a doily that had been cut smaller and sponged with Frayed Burlap ink. The layers were adhered to the lower right edge of the rectangle layer. Latte Kaisercraft Pearls were added in each corner.

A piece of dyed Seam binding I had left over from another project was rolled into a flower, topped with a Black Kaisercraft Pearl and adhered next to the image. A swirl cut out of textured black cardstock with a Sizzix die and a couple of leave cut with MFT’s Upsy Daisy Die-namics die were added to the left hand side of the sentiment panel to complete the card.

This was a fun sketch to play with. I hope you have time to try it out! Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

32 Responses to “Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #39”

  1. Beate, this is beautiful! Congrats on your new gig with the sketch team! Love the colors and the embossing you used! πŸ™‚ Hugs!!

  2. So elegant and beautiful Beate, love all the pretty details…BIG hugs

  3. So many wonderful details on this one. Love it!

  4. You really dressed up the banners here Beate! love the colors you used, your wonderful flower and pretty sponged doily!

  5. Love this vintage looking card especially your added Frayed Burlap sponging…what a difference that made on this gorgeous creation πŸ™‚

  6. Love how you stamped the banners! Such a gorgeous shabby chic card!

  7. Love this Beate! That Victorian Frippery is very cool as a banner!

  8. Gorgeous card Beate! Love the embossed BG and the sweet banner!

  9. This is an amazing card. I love what you did with the doily. That fancy label stamp set is wonderful. I have the die I need the stamps. Beautiful card.

  10. Love this sketch. I’m a sucker for banners! Love the way you pieced the banners together with string! That embossed backgound is gorgeous. I don’t use them enough. It looks fab!
    Great job.

  11. WOW!!!
    What a beauty!!! You work fast too – I’m so impressed! TFS

  12. fabulous card,. love all the details x

  13. Beate this is the colors and the banner.
    Have a great weekend.

  14. Beautiful card. Love everything about it. TFS

  15. Great card, Beate! I think your doily just makes it so special! Love the many fabulous layers – each bring texture and beauty to the card! Thanks for sharing!!!

  16. Love, love, love this! Great colors and the embossing is perfect!

  17. Love the embossed backing, the soft coloured the cord and all the layers – this is just fab!

  18. love all the textures and the doily. soooooo very beautiful, Beate!! gorgeous card! have a fabulous Sunday! =)

  19. This card is just divine! So elegant and beautiful.

  20. Great take on this sketch….love the card.

  21. Amazing texture – and the colors are divine. πŸ™‚ Lovely card!

  22. Your banner turned out so pretty, Beate, and I love all of your fabulous texture!! I LOVE your gorgeous flower and pretty doily as well!!

  23. OK…you knocked my socks off again. I love the color combo, and the sweet way you tied the banners off with twine. The lace doily and ribbon rose are to die for. Elegant and fun at the same time!

  24. My gosh! Beate. I’ve only been away from my computer for a few days, and you have produed so many beautiful cards…This is another one! The colours and composition are fabulous! I love the black stitching, it really pops. And the gorgeous flower, too x

  25. I love all the texture to this!! Beautiful work!

  26. Georgeous work as usual. Love all the colors & textures you used. Thank you for sharing another wondeful card. ;0)

    Traci Lord

  27. Lovely card! The colors, layers, embossing, distressing, doily, flags, tiny pearls, all of the details … just beautiful! I’m loving the new Stella & Rose lines! πŸ™‚

  28. Gosh, I thought I commented on this….

    I LOVE this card. It has it all… it’s elegant, fresh, amazing textures and details and beautifully done. Another stunner, Beate!

  29. GENIAL SCHΓ–N !!!


  30. wowww i love it Beate
    The colors is wonderful

  31. So love what you have done here, love all the embossing and your special sentiment tag, I started making my first banner card last night and I ran out of time trying to figure out how I was going to hang it, I like your idea, may have to try that later, thanks for the inspiration!

  32. Just beautiful! I love the colors you used and of course all that embossing!

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