I’ve done this card front style a few times now and I’m always impressed with the result. I like both the dimension and the clean lines of it.
The second photo above shows the dimension. There are a lot of dimensionals under that first layer.
To get this effect I cut the front panel of my card at 3 1/4 x 5 1/4. Then with the short side at the top of my cutting tool I sliced the panel at 1″. That gives me about a 3/4″ gap when I lay the two pieces of the panel on my card front. The DSP in the “window” is 1″ wide.
While I was creating the sentiment banner I thought it would be good to share a little trick. I had this trick at my card club last month and even my experienced members were challenged with this idea.
I use the banner punch….it is probably one of my most used punches. Of course it is cute for little banners. But it is great for making quick flag/banner strips too. Since I use my punch for this purpose a lot I wrote down the width of the paper that fits “into” the punch directly on the bottom of my punch itself. I was constantly measuring each time I wanted to do this trick and finally I got smart and just wrote it down.
The width of paper that fits “into” the punch is just slightly less than 5/8″
To create the longer banner strip with the notch at the end you feed the paper “into” the punch from the bottom. So it looks like this:
By doing this you are only using the notch end of the punch itself. The result is this:
Of course you can do this on the other end too if you want a double notched strip.
Now you are going to want to have the banner punch in your supplies!