Badges and Banners Card for SIP57

The new year is already rolling.  The new school year that is.  My daughter and I went in to the high school to help prep the orchestra uniforms for the coming year.  It’s almost time to start fittings and for String Camp — the orchestra version of Band Camp.  And today we’re trying to get back on track with the things that need to be done in the next couple of weeks before she heads off to college.  We work a whole lot better with a schedule.  So, we’re trying to follow a daily “to do” list.  Otherwise — poof! and the day is gone.  We’ve both been reasonably productive today while also enjoying a bit of relaxation.  My productivity included card making.

I used Badges and Banners and the SIP57 challenge for today’s card.

Badges and Banners Black and White card for SIP57 from

I started with a Thick Whisper White cardstock base measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2 and scored down the center.  Over that is a 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ Basic Black layer followed by a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Pop of Pink designer paper.

Next, I’ve added a Delicate White Doily and a piece of Pop of Pink washi.

Badges and Banners Black and White card - angled - for SIP57 from

Then, I stamped five of the striped badges from Badges and Banners in Basic Black on Whisper White.  The badges were punched with Best Badge.  Then, I snipped from the center of the bottom point up about a third of the way.  Using my Bone Folder I curled the badges back at the top by gently running the bone folder up the back of the badge.  After folding one snipped side across the other I added hot glue to hold the bottom together.

Placing a quarter size circle of hot glue on my Silicone Craft Mat allowed me to arrange my badge “petals” in the glue.  Once the glue had cooled I simply pulled the flower off of the mat.

For the flower center, I’ve added a 1″ Circle punch of Whisper White layered with  a 3/4″ Circle punch of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and five black Metallic Sequins.

After adding a Black Metallic Thread bow with a Glue Dot, I used a little hot glue to adhere the Badges and Banners flower to the doily.

I finished the card by adding a few white Metallic Sequins on the petals like dew and a few silver Metallic Sequins as accents.

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  • Reply
    Dena Rekow
    July 24, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Sara, what a clever idea using the punch to create a flower–so cute! Thanks so much for playing with us at Stamp Ink Paper Challenge this week!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      July 24, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      Thanks Dena. That flower will definitely be popping up again.

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    July 24, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Beautiful Sara! Very clever use of the Best Badge! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper:)

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      July 24, 2016 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks Ginger. I enjoyed the black and white challenge.

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    Carolyn Lindenmayer
    July 23, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Hi Sara, another beautiful B & W card. How clever of you and thanks for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      July 24, 2016 at 4:54 am

      Thanks Carolyn. I like to find a variety of uses for my tools. Glad you liked this one.

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    Michael Trent
    July 23, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    I have to say…this card rocks. I love how this all gives a very M.C. Escher feel to it. I feel like you can step into this card. Thanks for joining us on the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge!

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      Sara Levin
      July 23, 2016 at 6:21 pm

      Thanks Michael! Escher’s work is cool — what a nice comparison!

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    Tina Riddle
    July 22, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Sara, so pretty and unique to use the badge for the flower layers. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper for our Black and White Challenge this week!

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      Sara Levin
      July 22, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      Thanks! Tina. So glad you liked my alternate use for the Best Badge.

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    July 22, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Beautiful card!! Very clever flower, and I just love all the layers. Thank you for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper.

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      Sara Levin
      July 22, 2016 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you Lisa! I had fun playing along with the color challenge.

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