Friday, 20 September 2013

A Birthday Banner!

I "simply" adore the Simply Created Banner Kit!!
(hard-ee, har, har.. knee slapper!)
When my sister-in-law asked me to make the family a birthday banner to commemorate three family members' birthdays it made my life manageable that I could grab this kit and create.


I love how this banner turned out.  Check out the close ups!

First I stamped with the Dictionary background stamp. If you look closely, you'll notice that the stamping isn't perfect.  That's what I wanted... don't feel like you need to get everything perfect all the time.  In this case, its exactly the rustic look I was looking for!
To do this technique I actually used a circle framelit out of some scrap paper.  I then used the scrap circle as a mask.  I then used early espresso ink to apply on the stamp but I didnt keep applying ink.  I just 'went for it' and stamped "willy-nilly".
Once I did that to all the pieces of canvas, I needed to do the letters.  I found it easiest to get my ink pads nice and inky and use the sponge daubers to apply onto the canvas.
I strung the banner together... but thought something was missing... 

and there was...

I dipped the edges in glitter by painting mod podge unto the edge of the canvas then applying glitter.

Loved it.


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