You might remember last week that I shared this banner on the Petaloo blog. When I made the project, I went ahead and took step-out photos even though I didn’t plan to do a full tutorial on their blog. Since I had them, I decided to go ahead and share the full tutorial here. If you read the other post, it may feel like a bit of a repeat. I hope you will still enjoy it anyway!
As always, you will find the full supply list at the bottom of the post.
Begin by using a Crop-a-dile to punch a hole in each of the top corners of the Cosmo Cricket Creative Canvas Banners. I used three banners, but you could easily use more.
Place each canvas face down on your desired pattern paper. Trace along the edge with a pencil and cut with scissors, or use a craft knife cut cut along the edge.
Apply adhesive to the back of each piece of pattern paper.
Adhere the paper to the fronts of each canvas. Use a sanding grip to sand along the edges of each banner. Sanding will smooth the edges and make the paper and banner blend together seamlessly. Use the Crop-a-dile to punch the holes on the banners through the paper.
Use an ink blending tool to apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edge of each banner.
If you apply too much ink to the edges, or decide that you want a mix of sanded and inked edges, you can lightly sand the edges again.
Trace the banner shape on pieces of vellum. Trim 1/4″ off of each side of the banner (do not trim the top edge). Apply ink to the edges of the vellum.
Apply High Tack Tape to the top edges of each banner. Adhere the vellum to the taped edge.
Place a small amount of adhesive in the center of each banner (will be covered later) to hold the vellum down against the paper. Place a decorative border sticker along the top of each banner to hide the strip of adhesive.
Use craft wire to join the banners together.
Use craft wire to create loops in the outside holes of the first and last banner.
Cut pieces of black cardstock to fit the die cut letters. Place adhesive on the back of each piece of cardstock.
Adhere the cardstock to scrap pieces of mat or chipboard.
Die cut the letters. Sand the edges of each letter. Sand over the surface of the letters to show the core color.
Lightly and ink the edges of a chipboard tag. Adhere the tag to the center of the middle pennant.
Ink the edges of a die cut pennant. Lightly and ink the edges of a chipboard clock face. Adhere the pennant to the back die cut clock. Adhere the two pieces to the front of the die cut tag.
Adhere the die cut O to the front of the chipboard clock face.
Lightly sand and ink the edges of a die cut sticker label. Adhere the label to front of the die cut O.
Adhere two small flowers and leaves to the bottom edge of the label.
To embellish the other two banners, mist a die cut witch and a die cut cat with Black Marble Dylusions Spray Ink. After drying the spray ink, mist the pieces with Pewter Perfect Pearls Mist. Blot the excess mist with a dry cloth. Dry the chipboard pieces with a heat tool.
Layer a chipboard frame, the inked chipboard shapes (witch and cat), a die cut letter, and two flowers and leaves on each banner.
Embellish the two ends of the assembled banner (where the loop is) with two flowers, a chipboard button, and bakers twine.
The Petaloo chipboard pieces take ink so well! They absorb the color evenly without warping or getting soft. I love the way the Black Marble and Pewter look together on these pieces.
I love how the vellum softens the bold background. By creating a soft background, it allows the bold colors of the embellishments to really stand out and keeps them from competing with the background.
I love this Core’dinations Black Magic Cardstock. Each piece is black with a color core that is revealed when it is sanded. I love the weathered effect it gives.
This project is so fun to create. It is going to to look so fun hanging on my front door! I can’t wait to hang it up!