Hello there!  It’s the first Monday of the month, which means it’s time for a new challenge at Cards in Envy.  We’re kicking off 2015 with a challenge called “Make it a Banner Year!”  We’d like to see you use at least one banner on the card you create for this challenge.  Remember that for our challenges, all cards must be A2 sized (4.25″ x 5.5″) and cannot have lumpy, bumpy embellishments more than 1/4″ thick.

OWH Stars & Stamps sketch #226 was perfect for this challenge!  I’ve turned the sketch 90° on its side.  It seems like at the beginning of each year, I think to myself, “OK, this year I’m finally going to use up some of my older supplies”… and then I get distracted by new materials and never quite seem to completely use up the older things.  This year I’m starting off on that trend with some older designer paper, which I used for the background panel of my card.  The turquoise banner is also from the same 6″ x 6” pad.  I pulled two colors from the floral paper for my solid color cardstocks, and white for my sentiment panel.   The sentiment panel covered up a fair amount of the turquoise in the floral paper, so I added some enamel dots to help bring out that color.  The “Happy” and “to you” words in the sentiment are actually in an outline font; I’ve colored them in to make them a little bolder.

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What type of banners will you use on your card?  Visit the Cards in Envy site to check out what the rest of the design team has made.  Then link your own card there by 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Sunday, January 18.  We’d love to have you join in the fun!  Thanks for stopping by today.

Stamps: Cake & Candles (Avery Elle)
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade, Whisper White (Stampin’ Up); designer papers from Gypsy 6″ x 6″ paper pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Poppy Parade (SU)
Other: Pumpkin Pie marker, enamel dots (SU)

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