I'm really excited for this banner! It started out being something completely different, and it manifested into this... Originally I started with the Home Sweet Home banner. I was working on the house, and the hearts when my daughter walked up and said: "Oh mom, that's so beautiful, I wish this could be for my birthday!" How can I deny such a sweet request? Especially when her birthday is just a few weeks away. So, I switched gears... using a combination of techniques, products and banners, this is what I came up with...
The butterfly and flowers are from the Butterfly Banners collection.
To create the butterfly, you'll need glitter, lace and double sided "Tear-ific" Tape. You'll cover the butterfly with tape, and apply glitter over top of the lace. I like to work in small areas, so I only tear off the top layer of tape when I'm going to work on that area. For this technique you're using the lace as a mask so to speak, and depending on the size of your lace, it may not cover the whole butterfly. For the butterfly here I've used Sunny Daze, Neon Flamingo, and Rapture Blue.
To create the texture on the flower below, I used Artist Cement, Heavy 101. I mixed the Heavy 101 with Holly Leaf Green Fire mica powder from Lindy's Stamp Gang. I used a palette knife to spread the cement over a stencil, creating the pattern. While the cement was still wet, I sprinkled Starfire glitter on top, giving it some sparkle!
This part of the banner comes from the Believe collection. If you wanted to do something similar, you could use the 5 Piece Banner as well. After covering the pennant with paper, I used my Crop-A-Dile to put holes in the center of each scallop. Then I created the pink pinwheels from a 6" square piece of paper, and didn't think until afterwords to add glitter, so I simply used my stickles.
To create the green pinwheel, I cut a strip of paper 1" wide. I cut two different lengths- the first was 12" in length, and the second was 6" in length, then I glued the two together. So the finished piece was 1" wide by 18" long. I scored it at every half inch. Once I had the pinwheel complete, and together, I dipped the ends into Brushable Glue (it's thinner than most glues and doesn't get clumpy), and then Starfire glitter.
My kids right now love the song, "here's my number... so call me maybe." I have this cute little die from Papertrey Ink and the matching stamp set of a telephone and I thought it would be a great embellishment for this banner! I stamped the telephone and heart using Fuchsia Pink Staz-On. I stamped the center part of the phone, the dial, using Onyx Black VersaFine. I covered the phone and heart with tape and covered all the pieces with Starfire glitter.
You can see some step out photos of this banner on Instagram.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you're feeling inspired! If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section, and I'll do my best to answer each one!
PS: You can click on any photo to view it larger! :)