for day four of the countdown to the papertrey ink april release, i thought i'd share a few banner creations using modern cross quilt. in my inspiration hunt, i came across this picture and knew i was going to have to recreate it with paper. so i did just that, with one string of mirrored silver crosses, and another with stamped ones in bright pink, orange, and yellow. i used an enamel dot on each end to bring the threads of both banners together, and secured the loose ends on the reverse side before adhering to the card base. hooray! hooray! happy birthday!
for my second card, i was inspired by the quilt square flag banner in this picture. i happen to have a 3/4" square punch, the perfect size for stamping these modern crosses. but you could also cut 3/4" squares for the same look. this time, i stamped the large line from banner builder and added my cross squares along it, with the ends bent up a little, as though they were hanging and floating in the air.
and last, i have a banner created out of one strip of squares from a die cut cover plate. the six squares led me to the rainbow again. like the pale gray baby blanket, i stamped each square on the diagonal in order to avoid stamping on the connector sections. this gives the crosses a whole new look! a little black and white twine and a birthday sentiment finish it off perfectly. i can't decide which of these is my favorite - they were all so much fun to put together! don't forget to come back tomorrow for day five. but first, be sure to stop by nichole's blog for a look at monthly moments and more plus links to the monthly moments team posts - dawn, erin, and lizzie all have projects with their new products as well...