When I saw Nichole Heady's video tutorial on making a dimensional sentiment banner, I thought, "Hey, easy, I can do that..." Easier said than done, I have to admit.
I began confidently enough by stamping my first banner, both sides. I figured the hardest part was inking up the single sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Tea for Two set and stamping half in each of the two panels. Well, after folding about a dozen banners, I was finally able to shape one to fit my sentiment. I learned my lesson and folded the banners before stamping (after the first three!)
The reverse of the banner is stamped with an image from a new Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration set called Fresh Vintage; the background is the (retired) Floral background stamp. I used Wisteria Wonder and Concord Crush (for the sentiment and reverse side of the banner). The bow and the border of the oval were made with ruffled ribbon and an In Color designer brad.
The edges of the card and insert and the ends of the banner were shaped with one of PTI's Edgers #2 dies. I think the lacy edge really sets the tone for tea time, don't you?
This banner is not something I'm likely to do again anytime soon, but I'm glad I gave it a shot. It was interesting to try something new and it sparked a little creativity. Thanks for the challenge, Nichole!