Monday, November 21, 2011

November Project: Fall Banner

At convention, I met a fantastic presenter . . . Denise Black! She is one of the best teachers I have met and so creative. She shared two projects with me that I have shared with my friends, our Halloween tile and this great fall banner. It is made with a discontinued stamp set, but I still love it and knew I wanted to make it with our Dreamin' paper pack. The ladies and I had such fun this weekend.

I don't like using discontinued stamps for my projects, but this was an exception. The Many Thanks set, D1371, is a favorite of mine and when I went through all of my stamps, there weren't any others that came close to working for this project.

My first flower is 7" and the last flower is 6." To save paper, we made the final ones for the projects 6" and they worked fine. I had the ladies roll the petals down first, then roll them up as tight as possible to keep from tearing them, and then when finished, let them unroll to the dimension they want. I user an Imaginisce Petal Roller to roll my petals and then my flowers. I actually just learned something. There is a petal roller for fabric and for paper; I have the one for fabic. Guess what--it works fine and it's pink and prettier so that's the one I'm keeping!

Here are some close ups for you:

Products Used
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
X7142B Dreamin Paper Pack
D1371 Many Thanks My Acrylix Stamp Set
X5912 Dark Neutral Shade Cardstock Pack (for Cocoa)
Z1334 My Creations Mix and Mingle Album
Z1683 Mixed Shapes Dimensional Elements
(Note: I used chipboard that I had on hand,
the Mixed Shapes set has the flower shapes in it.)
Z1333 Mocha Pearl Shapes
Z2194 Sanding Kit
Z2191 Finishing Files
Z578 Corner Rounder
Z534 Micro-Tip Scissors
Z697 Sponge
Z1296 Distressing Inks--Chocolate

Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads:
Z2101 Autumn Terracotta
Z2103 Bamboo
Z2108 Brown Bag
Z2123 Goldrush
Z2137 Olive
Z2192 Pacifica
Z2150 Sunflower

Other products: Alene's Quick-dry Glue for chipboard pages, Tape adhesive of choice or Z679 Liquid Glass for Acrylic sheets, 1" circle punch for notched corners, Creative Memories decorative corner punch. 

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