Friday, February 13, 2015

scattered banners a

welcome to my leg of the May Arts/ Faber Castelle Blog hop. I know I have been inspired but the offerings by the talented designers I hope you feel the same. As a quick reminder don't forget to head over to May Arts and comment for your chance to win the fabulous prizes. The giveaway - $50 prize pack of FC goodies and 3 rolls of May Arts Ribbon! How amazingly fun is that!!

I just love the color and texture of the gelatos on the book pages especially because it doesn't cover up the words. I played with many different options...blending colors and adding more ribbon...but in the end the simplicity of this card made me smile.  I hadn't intended to use the negative banners when I started but I just couldn't resist once I punched the flags. The flexibility of the products will lead to more and more projects but for today... this makes me happy.

This is what I used....

May Arts

1/8 in silk ribbon, SK10 - BLACK

Faber Caster
Gelatos Designer Colors - Tropical (#770162)
Stamper's Big White Pen (#770013) 

Other supplies:

Card stock
banner punch
mask (for the dots)
old book pages

If you missed a step in the journey here is a map to help you find your way.







  1. This is very pretty and unique. Love the little fishtails and adding those within the bigger fishtails was a great idea.
    Love the colors and the added ribbon.
    thanks for sharing

  2. So cute - love the colors and the CAS look.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  3. Using the negatives was a great idea! I've been saving all of mine lately. Love the colors you used!

  4. Great effect. I would love to try this. Thanks for the idea.

  5. Great effect. I would love to try this. Thanks for the idea.

  6. What an ingenuous idea ... very nice card!

  7. I love the Gelatos on the book paper too plus I love that you used the negative fishtails. A very beautiful card.

  8. Great use of the Gelatos and the pretty ribbon!!

  9. Good to know how to use gelatos on printed paper...bea

  10. Cute card and wonderful to
    use the negative parts!
    Carla from Utah

  11. Using the negative space is brilliant.

  12. CUTE card Jennifer!!!
    LOVE how your ribbon is flowing across the front and how you used the positive & negative banner pieces too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION - I haven't tried Gelatos with printed pages ... yet :)

  13. All of your lovely comments make my day! It's like my own personal cheer squad. ;)

  14. Such happy colors. Wonderful card!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  15. Beautiful colors! Thank you for sharing ♥

  16. I tend to use a lot of the negative pieces of die-cuts also. I love the look of the gelatos over the print, very nice. Thanks for sharing.

  17. I can't believe you stopped but sure glad you did. This is probably the least I have even seen on a card... and I really like it. It's book pages with a contemporary look!! And the ribbon is so wacky that it's just perfect. I love the freedom you took to do what your heart desired. Thank you for sharing. j.