I am playing along with 2 challenges today. The challenge at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is "Lets Get Sentimental" and requests that Tim Holtz products be included. The second challenge is a fabulous sketch at TGIF Challenges.
The banner on the card was created by direct stamping a Versamark pad over the Tim Holtz Lace stencil. I randomly sprinkled Tim Holtz Broken China and Dried Marigold distress embossing powder and a few sprinkle of Adirondack Espresso embossing powder. I heat set and then slightly distressed the cooled embossing powder. The main panel is Stampin Up Pool Party card stock in which I direct stamped a Stampin Up Illuminate pad over the Tim Holtz Lace stencil to subtly mimic the design on the banner. The main panel and banner were matted with Stampin Up Early Espresso card stock. The sentiment is from Stampin Up Best of Greetings and was stamped on Pool Party and embossed with the Espresso embossing powder. The sentiment was layered on a piece of peach card stock from my stash which was cut with the Labels Collection Framelits from Stampin Up. I ran an Early Espresso marker around the edge to make it stand out a bit more. My final embellishment was a knotted and flagged piece of Stampin Up Early Espresso Quilted Satin ribbon.
Here is a close up of the sentiment and the texture on the banner piece. I love the juxtaposition of the rough distress embossing with the floral image of the stencil.