I'm totally loving banners. They are so much fun to create as you can make them as large as you want or start small and add more pennants as you find the time.
Today's project is a Hallowe'en banner for my home. Each of the pennants is 5"x7" and is created on a Jenni Bowlin Bingo Card. I know it's difficult to get an accurate idea of the size and detail as blog width ends up making the banner photo very small. To counter this, I'll be sharing each pennant individually as each is a unique creation in itself. Each pennant is larger than card front size and was so much fun to create. Please click on the smaller images to bring them to their full size for a better look.
To create the banner, each bingo card is decorated. You could stop at this point and create a mini album or a scrapbook page accent but I've punch a hole in the top corners and strung them together with some hem tape ribbon.
To keep continuity in the banner project I repeated a few elements on each design. I wanted each to be unique but still tie the project together.
- each pennant is created from a coordinating Jenni Bowlin Bingo Card
- the edges of each pennant are highlighted by "inking" them with a Black Adirondack Paint Dabber
- each pennant has some Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland accents
- each pennant has die cut leaves that I've sponged with distress ink
Now for each of the pennants I'll show you a closeup for the detail and highlight some of the design elements of each one...
- star is created by die-cutting Craft-a-board with the Classic Star Nestability die and then covering it with Melissa Frances Silver Glass Glitter
- a fun Tim Holtz Keyhole accents one of the o's in Boo
- the bat accent is a Tim Holtz Fragment that has been masked with a bat from the Tim Holtz Seasonal Masks and then painted with a Black Paint Dabber
- Tim Holtz Tissue tape crossed over the bingo card resembles crime scene tape
- a little Memo Pin holds a Kiwi Chandelier Crystal
- the Paper Rosette Sizzlets die makes a darling black flower rosette from black cardstock
- add dates or word accents with Tiny Type and Graphic 45 letter stickers
- The black cat is another use of the Tim Holtz Seasonal Masks
- Ellen's new Ellen's Essentials Doiles are so much fun to use as an achor for a group of embellishments and accents
- Add a fun chipboard button to the rossette center for extra dimension
- the fun Halloween ticket stamp is one of many occasions found on the Tim Holtz Odds and Ends stamp set
- frame your stamped image by stamping it onto a large kraft ticket
So there you have it.
Lots of fun techniques and ideas to try in one fun project. You could also rework it for a different occasion such as Christmas, a baby shower, or whatever you wish. You can find lots of fabulous and varied Bingo Cards by Jenni Bowlin here to use as a base.
Supplies: Halloween Bingo Cards & Vintage Halloween Chipboard Buttons by Jenni Bowlin, black cardstock, Jabberwocky patterned paper & Halloween in Wonderland Tags by Graphic 45, twine, Silver Glass Glitter by Melissa Frances, Tiny Attacher , Memo Pin and Market Place Tissue Tape by Tim Holtz for Advantus, Pitch Black Paint Dabber, Jet Black Archival Ink, Crushed Olive Distress Ink, Barn Door Distress Ink & Wild Honey Distress Ink by Ranger, Tattered Leaves die by Sizzix, Orange Halloween Felt by Hero Arts, Medallion Flower by Maya Road, Classic Star Nestability Die by Spellbinders, Tim Holtz Odds and Ends Stamp Set by Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz Fragment and Hinge Clip by Advantus, Tim Holtz Seasonal Masks, Vintage Pearl Trinket Pin and Leaf Trinket Pins by Maya Road, Paper Rosette Die by Sizzix, Assorted Doilies by Essential's by Ellen
Thanks for stopping by the CLASSroom and happy creating!