that I am going to talk Christmas before Thanksgiving! You see, I won't entertain the thought of Christmas until Halloween and Thanksgiving have both come and gone. I wish the stores and commercials felt the same way...
So in honor of our latest contest I'm going to share a gingerbread banner with you that I created a while ago. This one has been on display in the Clear Scraps booth at many of the last trade shows that the company has been in attendance. Our owner Susan emailed me to say that she has received many requests that it be put on our blog...so, without further ado...here it is!
First, I have to apologize. These banners can be so difficult to photograph in their entirety because they can be so long and by the time you stand back far enough to fit the whole thing in the camera frame you have lost a lot of your close up details. So check out each piece individually and just imagine how darn cute it is hung up on your holiday mantel! ;)
Remember you can click on any picture to view the image larger.
Now here are some close ups of the individual pieces...
The house...note the little girl peeking out of the window. Hee!
I used alcohol inks on the backside of the chimney.
Propped the door open with pop dots on one side.
On both the gingerbread men and the snowflakes, I first painted the front of the acrylic shapes with Modge Podge and then covered them with glitter while it was still wet. After that had dried I sprayed then with Super Seal (I love this stuff...it makes glitter stay put!)
The other gingerbread men I covered with patterned paper that I had die cut a heart out of. Using StazOn opaque white ink I then stamped a snowflake on the backside of the acrylic so that you could see it through the heart.
Clear Scraps Gingerbread Banner
Patterned Papers and Chipboard Collage Press Joyride
Stamps Papertrey Ink
Felt snowflakes...sorry I took them off of a Christmas that I received last year.
Ribbon is seam binding hand dyed by me
Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek,
Tonya Dirk Clear Scraps Design Team Member