Hello Sunny friends. It’s Bobbi Lemanski sharing an 5″ X 7″ card featuring the new Brilliant Banner dies. Sunny Studio Stamps just released two shapes of banner dies and they come as #1 and #2. I am using the Brilliant Banner 2 die on my greeting today. I think these banners add elegance to a card. You can curve any appropriately-sized, straight, clear sentiment stamp on an acrylic block to fit the banner shape for maximum versatility and usage.

I’m using the following Sunny Studio Stamps products:

Brilliant Banner 2 Die 

Winter Greenery Dies

Stitched Arch Dies

Turkey Day stamps  (for the “Autumn blessings” sentiment, only)


To make this card, I created the banner using three different green shades of cardstock. If you are missing a color, you can easily use a marker to color the piece to fit your shade scheme. I didn’t have the darkest green color so I colored that in with a Copic YG99 marker. I curved my “autumn blessings” sentiment on an acrylic block to fit the banner curve and stamped the phrase in black. I attached the elements of the banner together, added white stitching to the banner’s edges using my white Gelly Roll pen. I added foam dots to the back and set it aside while I worked on the foliage.

For the foliage, I used the Winter Greenery die set. I love this set because all of the leaves are so beautiful for not only the winter season, but the fall season, too! There are berry dies in the set as well. I colored them using Copic Markers,  YR27 and R14 to make the red berries and E49 and E57 for the brown ones. Some of the berries were cut from green cardstock, making them a little darker. Small dots of white and black were added to the leaves to make them look imperfect. I also used YG99 to color the stems of the gold foliage.

For the background, I used the Stitched Arch Die (largest arch in the set) cut from a scrap of watercolor paper I had on hand. To make the frame, I attached the inverse of the arch die cut to a 4-1/2″ wide X 6-1/2″ tall warm gray cardstock using foam tabs and splattered the two with black watercolor paint. I love how this die included stitching on both the inverse and arch. Do you see the stitched detailing on my frame? I love it! I attached the foliage and the banner to the inside of the arch to frame it and attached the entire ensemble to a white card base to complete the card. I love how this card turned out and I hope it inspires you to try something similar, too!

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