I wanted to share with you the banner I made and submitted to Cricut for their Expression 2 launch contest. The only cart I used for the banner is Country Life. I am still learning but I was extrememly happy with the way this one came out. I faux stitched the letters and the outside of the banner with white gel pen. I used matching paper to make the rosettes on the outside of the banner. The center of the rosette's have a simple white pearl. I also added white lines with a gel pen inside each of the creases of the rosettes to give it a bit of a distressed look.
Let me know what you think, I'm game for feeback :)