Sunday, November 10, 2013

Core'dinations Banner Challenge

Wow, just received notice that my banner WON for the challenge. Thank you Margie and Core'dinations. 

Hi hard core croppers. 

Well, today is the last day to post challenge projects and I have been hard at work. This project is for Margie Higushi's challenge to create a shaped holiday banner. 

 Sitting on the mantle you can see the first Christmas card we always get from the Salvation Army.

I had never made a banner before so this was a real challenge for me. I knew it was going to take me a good amount of time so I designed the letters the night before while watching TV. I used shattered core'dinations in red and green, put each letter through my cuttlebug to emboss, sanded all and rubbed edges with vintage photo. I wanted a base for the letters so picked whitewash core'dinations with a red and green core but actually used the backs. I cut the starburst from 4 red and 3 green. The letters were attached to the starburst. I used a brush and glossy accents to "paint" the areas of the starburst that showed and sprinkled on old fashioned glitter.  Once dry the letters were taped to white seam binding.

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies Used:   
Core'dinations shattered and whitewash card stock 
Core'dinations sanding block and dust cloth
My own letter design ~4 1/8" high
Sizzix starburst die
Sizzix embossing folder
Twinklets - old fashioned glitter
Glossy accents
Distress ink - vintage photo
Red line tape
White seam binding


  1. LOOOOOVE this! Gorgeous so glad you could create with Core this weekend. :)

  2. Hi, Linda! Just wanted to let you know that you are my winner for this challenge!!! CONGRATULATIONS~!! Here the link to my blog post with details on how to get your prize - thank you for taking on the challenge (LOVE your banner <3):