Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall Banner–In the Background + a Video


Hi, everyone! I finally got around to making a new Fall banner to match my dining room colors and I love how it turned out! I used NO patterned paper—everything is stamped with MFT products, as are all of the die cuts, and I’m going to walk you through each pennant. My light box is not large enough to photo it so I had to take it outside and hang it on a piece of paneling to get the whole thing, so I apologize for the less-than-stellar photo quality—hopefully the close-ups will be adequate.

First of all, some generalizations: all large pennants on the whole banner start with corrugated paper and all of the pennant base layers are cut with Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-namics. I needed a bright blue and since MFT doesn’t have that I used SU! Brilliant Blue card stock for the blue mats and Brilliant Blue ink. I used these MFT inks: Jellybean Green ink, Orange Fizz ink, and Safety Orange ink, and Kraft ink for sponging edges. Additionally, these dies were used on this banner: Large Leaf-Filled Flourish Die-namics, Open Scallop Doily Duo Die-namics, Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics, High-Rise Alphabet Uppercase Die-namics, Mix & Match Banners Die-namics, and Falling Leaves Die-namics. Orange Fizz card stock, Safety Orange card stock, Jellybean Green card stock, and Primitive White card stock were used throughout, as well.

Now on to particulars and first up is the left end pennant.


My first pennant “patterned paper” was stamped using Trendy Triangles stamp set and the rosette paper was stamped with LJD Art Expression Text. The leaves were adhered together with hot glue, the stems tied with hemp cord, and the whole thing adhered with more hot glue.

To explain this one in a little more detail, I have a video showing how I stamped up this paper. To view, click on the button below or you can see it HERE on my YouTube channel.

Next up is the “F” pennant.


The patterned paper for this pennant was stamped with an image from Plaid Builder Background and the rosette with LJD Darling Dots.

On to the “A”…


Background paper for this was stamped with images from LJD Easter Bunny and the rosette was made using MPD Damask Designs.

…and the first “L”…


Again, I used Plaid Builder Background for the fishtail layer and Diamonds & Dots Borders for the rosette.

…the second “L”…


This background paper was made using LLD Mod Borders and the rosette with the hounds tooth image from LJD Spring Backgrounds.

…and finally, the left end.


This pennants background paper was stamped with a leaf image from LJD Homespun Hearts and the rosette used a single image from Plaid Builder Background. The leaf cluster is a mirror image of the left end pennant.

At each far end and between larger pennants is a smaller pennant. They were cut with Mix & Match Banners Die-namics and embellished with a blue button and a hemp cord bow. 


Here’s a peek at it hanging on my corner china cabinet in my dining room:


And at a little distance showing it in the overall décor of that corner. I love it, plain and simple.


And that’s it for today! Thanks so MUCH for stopping by and your always encouraging comments. See you soon!

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Trendy Triangles, Diamonds & Dots Borders, Plaid Builder Background, LJD Darling Dots, LJD Easter Bunny, MPD Damask Designs, LJD Art Expression Text, LLD Mod Borders, LJD Homespun Hearts, LJD Spring Backgrounds (MFT
Kraft ink, Jellybean Green ink, Orange Fizz ink, Safety Orange ink (MFT); Brilliant Blue ink (SU!)
Primitive White card stock, Jellybean Green card stock, Orange Fizz card stock. Safety Orange card stock (MFT); corrugated paper, green glitter paper
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Large Leaf-Filled Flourish Die-namics, Open Scallop Doily Duo Die-namics, Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-namics, Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics, High-Rise Alphabet Uppercase Die-namics, Mix & Match Banners Die-namics, Falling Leaves Die-namics, hemp cord (MFT); hot glue/gun, buttons, ScorTape, jute twine

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  1. Oh my goodness Barbara this is really amazing and your amazing too

  2. Stunning banner and looks fabulous with your corner hutch!

  3. And if there's any doubt, this is even more awesome when seen in person! I'm a witness! :)

  4. Wow, this is fabulous. Love how you stamped the backgrounds and rosettes for each banner. It looks great on your corner hutch.


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