And it was love at first sight!
Two things before I start yammering on about this project - 1) If you are signing up for my Very Valentine's Class on January 14th - THIS is one of the projects you will be making! And spaces are already filling up. Better get a move on if you want to come!
2) Laura (Petunia) - We are using Waffle Paper!!
(That's an inside thing - but she knows........heehee!)
Ok, so last night I was spending quality time in the studio working on projects for the Valentine's class while Mark was finally putting the chicken wire in my painted antique frames. Love that man! Anyway, I'm surprised you didn't hear the whoops and hollers as I was doing the Stamper's Happy Dance after finishing up this banner!
Ok, enough chatter, here you go -
I am in love, love, LOVE with this banner!
Honestly, I started with the idea that I had to find a way to use the New Dresden Designs Big Shot Die other than with fabric. You guys know I don't sew!
So I looked at the die and thought "Hey, I could use those layers to make a banner." So, I pulled out a few things, co-ordinated a few designer papers and colors and off to the races I went.
This banner uses the New Twitterpated Designer Series Paper combined with Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red and Blushing Bride cardstock. I took those colors directly from the DSP - love how SU! makes it easy to co-ordinate everything!
All the pieces are cut out using Big Shot Dies - Perfect Pennants for the scalloped circles, Serif Essentials Alphabet and of course, Dresden Designs.
Here are close ups of each panel:
It's hard to see in these photos, but each letter is stamped with the floral spray from the New stamp set Bordering on Romance. I used Riding Hood Red ink for a tone on tone effect.
All the cardstock and DSP pieces are also sponged with Crumb Cake ink to give it a bit of depth. The unintended effect was to make each piece look like a vintage apron. Don't you love it when something cool happens like that??
I used Tombow Multi-Adhesive to adhere all the pieces together, but each letter is popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals. This is a great use for those edges of the dimensional sheets. Just cut them apart to give you long dimensionals! Perfect for these letters!
I used 1" wide strips of Waffle Paper and adhered them to the back of each banner piece with SNAIL. Worked like a charm!
The ribbon bows on each end are Baja Breeze Seam Binding and are attached with Mini Glue Dots. I used the 1/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon for my banner string. About a yard I guess. I didn't measure it last night.
I'm thinking I may add some Twitterpated Buttons to it today, but both Mark and Emma voted for NO glitter! They liked the vintage apron look of it just like it is.
So, there you have it - the project that rocked my world last night! I can't wait to make it in class on the 14th with all my stampers! Are you coming??
I guess I can add another class if I need to. Let's see how quickly this one fills up.
The banner isn't going to be the only project we do. There will be something with chocolate; something with glitter and a couple of great cards!
I'm also posting in another post today the info on my Product Shares from the Occasions Mini. Be sure to check that out! It's a great deal for those of you who want a little sampling of lots of fun accessories!
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