I used the acrylic block watercolor technique for this background: rub the ink pad on the acrylic block, mist with water and place on the watercolor paper. I repeated the step twice using all colors. Once you're happy with the look, let dry then stamp on the silhouettes. And keep in mind every paper will react differently.
The banner was created by cutting the width of the paper first. Slip only one end into the punch from the back and punch the end, repeat on the opposite end. Very easy and it gives you a chance to make any length of banner needed. If you don't have a banner punch try using a square punch on the end, it's what I used before I acquired this one.
When I attached the banner to the card I glued (Aleene's tacky glue) it directly to the card base on the right end and placed a piece of foam tape on the left end. This gives it a wavy look.
Image: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps: Brushed Wildflowers, Sentiments 1
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink: forest moss, crushed olive, squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, spiced marmalade (streaked through the yellows), tumbled glass, salty ocean, black soot was rubbed on the edges of the banner
StazOn - Jet Black for image
Stampin Up - banner punch,
Spellbinder - border die,
Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers Mini to cut 1/16" and 1/8" borders, Scor-Pal for double line embossing