Banners and Stars – one die three ways

Hi crafty friends. I have a set of cards for you today that have no colouring at all, just for something different. They all use the Banners and Stars die from Paper Rose Studio.

This first card uses a bunch of paper scraps in various shades of blue and teal, and I’ve placed them to give a gradient effect. I used the die sideways to cut out a panel of white card stock, and then inlaid the pieces. ( only losing one of the small stars in the process – I had to cut another, and the original star is still at large somewhere in my crafty corner!)

The sentiments for this and all the cards comes from a stamp set called “Wattle I Do” which has lovely friendship sentiments with the wattle images.

This second card uses the die vertically to have the stars falling from above. I’ve used black and silver to make a more striking card, quite different to my usual quiet tones. The silver paper really pops against the black. I also used silver embossing powder on the sentiment to tie it in with the paper.

Finally, a card which used both the stars and one of the banners, but not in the original configuration. I used a piece of leftover watercoloured paper for this card. Whenever I use Distress Inks, I sop up the excess onto pieces of watercolour paper, and keep them for projects. From one of these pieces, I cut a hexagon shaker frame, a banner, and lots and lots of little stars. I have created a shaker card, and filled it with the stars. I used a bone folder to make a little border on the white card panel.

This is a very versatile die, and I have cut a bunch of banners in white and black to have on hand for sentiments.

I hope this inspires you to play with the possibilities for the dies in your stash. If you’d like to see more cards, feel free to visit my Instagram page, where I display pretty much every card I make.

Until next time,



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