Christmas Boho Banner
Hi, I am Ruby. I am excited to join the Seven Hills Crafts design team. If you don't know me, I was on this design team way back in the day. I've been card-making for many years, with some breaks in between. You might know me as Ruby2Shoes, as that's my nickname. To give you an idea of how long I've been card making, I'll share that we used to use toasters to heat or emboss powder. There were no fancy heat guns back then!
So, onto the card. I thought doing a Christmas card with a twist would be nice. I decided that The Greetery Boho Banners would be perfect for a Boho-style card.
I started by die-cutting a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle for my front panel in Concord and 9th Poppy* Cardstock and attached it to my white 6" x 4" card base. Next, I cut a white card stock panel and attached it to nestle nicely onto the red panel.
Top Tip: The white panel would also look nice using a stitched rectangular die with a different pattern. I personally like the Stitched Wonky Rectangles by MFT. SO many things on my wish list!!
Next up, the banner elements. Using The Greetery Boho Banners die set, I die cut the following:
A banner in white cardstock.
A zig-zag topper for the pole in white cardstock.
Tassels for the pole hanger and the bottom of the banner in Concord & 9th's Avocado Cardstock.
The fringe in Poppy cardstock
The pole in kraft cardstock.
This created the main banner elements. I then set about decorating it. Using the Macrame Diamonds Die, I die-cut a diamond border in avocado cardstock that I added to the top third of the banner. Then, I die cut three snowflakes from Lawn Fawn's Stitched Snowflake Lawn Cuts die set out of red and silver glitter cardstock. Check out Altenew's Brilliant Red Glitter Cardstock Set for the red snowflakes and Altenew's Dazzling Diamond Cardstock for the silver.
It's that time of year when red and green card stock is scarce, as are Christmas supplies. Sadly, the Poppy cardstock is currently out of stock. The red in the Lawn Fawn's Gemstone Shimmer Cardstock pack would be a good alternative.
If you're not keen on the avocado, then Concord & 9th's Juniper Cardstock is a nice alternative green. If you want snowflakes, Seven Hills has many different ones to choose from. You'll need to be quick, though, as they sell out fast. I wanted some last year and couldn't get them.
Before adhering everything together, this is the time to add the sentiment. I used Seasonal Say It All from Reverse Confetti. It's got some great Christmas sentiments in it. I love the open text as it's different from all of the solid text stamps out there.
I then die-cut the ribbon from The Greetery's Loopy Bow Builder Die, again in the red glitter cardstock.
The last stage is to add all of the elements onto the banner and attach them to the card base.
This would make a great card for a production line because once you've cut the elements, you just need to put them all together. Think cosy PJ nights sitting in front of the TV, making up your cards! Mmmmm, nice! (I'm dreaming of hot chocolate now, lol).
I hope you enjoyed today's card and that it's got you thinking about Christmas card designs.
I think this would be a lovely design in purples and silvers or reds and golds. What colour would you make?
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