Apr 5, 2012


Here's a banner I made to celebrate SPRING...light, bright, and pastel-ly-ish!

I started by using my Sizzix Banner Pendant dies, both the Plain and Scallop sets with white cardstock and kraft paper. Then I sewed the DP onto each pennant using a zig-zag stitch.

I love the siloutte shapes on A Childs Year cartridge and decided to put one on each end, along with the little girl holding a basket in the center...all were cut at 5 inches. I shadowed all 3 images and popped them. I cut each flower three times and used Kraft paper for the final layer for a makeshift shadow as the ICON images on the ACY cart doesn't have a shadow feature. I cut the duck three times and popped each layer, then added a googly eye.

The word SPRING was cut using the Feeling Groovy cartridge and I used my all-time favorite feature on most cartridges...the shadow feature, lol! I then ran all the letters through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folders.

The butterflies are from two different MS punches and I used Viva Pearl Pens to add the pearl dots on the inside of each butterfly.

After adding a couple sequined flower embellishments onto the flowers, I ran tulle and a string of pink pearls through the holes I punched at the corner of each pendant and tied a loose knot in the tulle at each end of the banner. I think the Tulle adds softness to the banner and is perfect for hanging it too!

Here's the entire banner:

It just dawned on me that I didn't use any ink on this project...I seriously think that this is a first for me!

My Kraft Journal: Celebrate Spring or Easter
Paper Playtime: #71 April Showers

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and visit and/or leave a comment...both are appreciated and brighten my day!


Jenn Borjeson said...

Denice, this is just beautiful! :)

Rachel Parys said...

Not one spot of coloring! Holy cow, wouldn't know what to do with myself! he he

This is so neat! I never decorate for Easter and I always feel a little bad about it. Super project girl!

gobeagirl said...

Hi Denice. This is just spectacular! I love how soft and Springy it looks. You did such a great job with everything. I love it! Hope you are well. Sorry I haven't been around much. Too swamped, but after the next two weeks it should calm down for a minute. lol.. Hugs, Lisa

Lynn said...

What a beautiful banner! Love the Kraft paper silhouettes! Thanks for sharing at The Kraft Journal. BTW, I really like your blog background!

Unknown said...

This is so pretty Denice well done Hugs Elaine

Dorcas said...

What an awesome project! I'm so glad you could join us at The Kraft Journal!