Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Joyful Build-a-Banner Decor

Since I finally got my templates clean, I was able to finally create the Christmas banner for my class next week.  I had a lot of fun doing these though I did ruin a few banners by trying to use alcohol and ink refill with my Spritzer tool and sprayed it too much.  So I went with a dauber and striped stencil instead. 

I also saw a tip from Mercedes Weber to use a background stamp on the banners.  I also saw somewhere about using the Dictionary background stamp but cannot remember where.  I chose to use the Dictionary stamp to add a little something extra to my banners. 

I really tried to limit the amount of external supplies I used from outside the kit.  The only thing I used was the 1" Circle Punch and a glue gun.  Everything else is from the kit.  The Bermuda Bay rosette pieces were cut in half making them 1" instead of 2".  I then cut one of those in 3/4" to fit better on the smaller snowflake.

The spacers were the Pool Party rosettes hooked on Pool Party ribbon.  The pieces were folded into sixes.  I cut them on the 2nd crease line and the 4th.  I then folded the top over so it made a loop and sealed with the glue gun.  This let me slide them on the burlap twine and then I used a glue gun to put the rosettes on them.  The centers were created by me punching out a 1" circle from the Bermuda Bay circle and layering that piece on the other one.  I also cut out circles from the chipboard that came with the kit and put it behind the circles before gluing them to rosettes - this kept it thicker so that it would glue better to the banner.

Stamp Set: Dictionary
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Pool Party
Christmas Banner Build a Banner Accessory Kit, Build a Banner Kit, Glue Gun, 1" Circle Punch, Paper Trimmer

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and if you are coming to that class next week, sure hope you like this.  And, if not, you will after you finish your wine.  :)

Have a craftastic day,

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