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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Thankful Banner

Have you tried the new Banner Kits yet?  I am so impressed with all the usable products that come in the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit (133507) in the Holiday Catalog.  You can use them for banners, scrapbook pages, cards, home decor, or whatever your mind can create!

I chose to make a Thankful banner with mine (and still have lots left over to make another banner).  Here are the images of the banner I made.  Please note that I did not use the pattern guides provided with the kit, but created my own stencils using the Autumn Accents Bigz Die.  That die makes such lovely projects!

I am showing you the complete banner image, as well as close ups of it in sections, so you can see the detail and variation I used with the brads, buttons, etc.

To create the banner I first spritzed the white canvas pieces with Summer Starfruit ink mixed with alcohol in a Stampin' Spritzer.  Then, after cutting out the leaf shape with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die, I used the negative space from the leaf and held the paper on the canvas, while dabbing ink into that space to create the leaves on the canvas.  I used a sponge dauber and inked in the letter stencils included with the kit and cut them out with the new Deco Labels Collection Framelits.  Sponging a little ink around the edges of these pieces gave them a bit more dimension.  Everything was adhered together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue so it would hold tight.  That awesome glue is not going to come undone!  ;)

I then accented the pieces with textured acorns made from the Die and some Naturals Designer Buttons.  Antique Brads and pieces of the Burlap Ribbon created a little fun and interest in between the banner pieces.  Alternating with those pieces are leaves cut out with the Die, folded in half and run through the Woodgrain Embossing Folder in the Big Shot.  A Naturals Designer Button brings the leaf grouping together with the twine from the kit used to hang it from the Burlap Ribbon.  Finally, I attached the canvas pieces to the Burlap Ribbon using the pins from the Vintage Trinkets.

Build A Banner Simply Created Kit (133507) Holiday Catalog
Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso Core'dinations
Tools:  Big Shot (113439), Autumn Accents Die (127812), Woodgrain Embossing Folder (127821), Craft Scissors (108360), Paper Snips (103579)
Accessories:  1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon (132140) Holiday Catalog, Antique Brads (117273), Vintage Trinkets (118764), Naturals Designer Buttons (127554)
Other:  Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110775)

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