Monday, June 29, 2015

Paper Garden's Canada Day Card Challenge - Part B Banner

Welcome to Part B of my Paper Garden's Canada Day Card Challenge!  Yay!
Please if you like this project, read and follow the links I posted at the end.


If you read my earlier post, then you will know I created a Canada Day BANNER to go along with my decor and then to take along on my picnic to dress up the picnic table....its a little thing, but a big thing too :)

First, my creative process went a little like this:..."hmmm, what else can I do with my maple leaf die that would show off its simple form? "  Ponder, ponder.....pondering, then bingo!   When in doubt, I love to turn to banners!  There is sooooo much you can do with a banner - decorate it willy, nilly,  go quick and simple, elegant, cute....what-ever you like!

So I made 3 sections rather quickly by using my Spellbinder's maple leaf die.  I used Paper Garden's Basic Red and Aura Solar White cardstock.  I cut the shapes from the white paper and layered them over red sections.  A ROSETTE is another banner staple. And to help my banner to have glitter [naturally]...I used silver glitter & glitter cardstock.

Button and Rosette

Maple Leaf silhouettes

TIP  #1 To make my own custom BAKER"S TWINE in red and white, I used plain twine and a red marker and coloured my own red sections on the twine!  

TIP #2 Break up the sizes of the banner sections. I made the 3 main ones as you see above but then varied the size and shapes of the other sections.

TIP #3 use pretty napkins and decoupage glue to create beautiful patterned banner sections

string on your sections and space evenly

TIP #4 A Banner Tab: add a strip of paper to the string with 2 holes pierced into the lower half to thread your string, then position your section onto the lower half and fold over the top half and glue down. This stays in place and doesn't slide - cool!

Add a decoration, here I used my new BUTTERFLY Punch
TIP #5 Use a pencil to help tie your string's knots, and I always add a drop of glue to really secure!

Be sure to check out my next post on a healthy dessert - yes, healthy and tasty!

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