Banner Blast

I've been just dying to show you these cards using the new Sale-a-Bration products.  Firstly I had to wait until they made their way across in the mail and secondly, photographing these cards has been really tricky!!  I take my photos outside as much as possible as the lighting inside my house is not great (for photos) and I haven't quite figured out yet how to adjust white balances!!

So I've been trying to find the right day for the photos, but the wind (it's been a strong breeze to gusts these last few days) and the timing of the day have conspired against me.  So after three or four attempts, these are the photos that are the best for showing and telling!!  You'll notice the difference in lighting straight away (but we'll pretend it doesn't matter - wink!!).

These cards use the sparkly new Banner Blast stamp set coming soon to you in Sale-a-Bration 2014! (Sale-a-Bration starts on 28 January, so not too long to wait now!!).  Sale-a-Bration also introduces us to the  new Banner punch and oh my, it's so cute!!

I've stamped a whole bunch of banners using Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Smoky Slate onto Whisper White CS.  And punched them out, voila!  So quick punching these little babies out!  I've also used up scrap bits of Eastern Elegance Designer Papers which matched perfectly with the colours I had chosen.

Little tip while we're talking about punches ..... If you intend to thread these little banners onto twine, punch the holes into the banners BEFORE punching the banners out.  Much easier to handle then on little banners and fiddly punching!!

I've also die cut lots of little flags using Shimmer cardstock that I had in my stock.  It is a crystal kind of white which contrasts beautifully with the Whisper White background.  I've also stamped a little Happy New Year sentiment in the corners, as it was the perfect timing!

I made eight of these cards in total, so I had to find a good dash of patience to thread each banner and adhere to the card.  I hid the ends behind the first layer which I then adhered to a Whisper White card base.  I love white on white.  So chic!

It's at this point you can now see the variations in lighting on the cards, what a difference it all makes.  I'm planning on doing a photography course in the very near future.  Hoping that will help me out with this!!

Although I'm thinking maybe a course on Photoshop might be on the to do list as well.

But I think you get the idea!  Moral of the story, just keep on trying and smiling!!

So here's what I used:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments & Banner Blast
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Smokey Slate & Basic Black
Papers: Whisper White CS & Eastern Elegance DSP
Accessories: Banner punch, hole punch and white bakers twine.


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