Thursday, August 16, 2012

How to make this banner

Did you notice our brand new banner at the top of the blog?  It was made yesterday out of paper from our scraps pile.  It would work great for a page title.  I will list the colors I used, but the ones you use will depend on what scraps you have.  Be creative and have fun.  If you want to email a picture of your interpretation of this banner I would happily post it. 

Step one:

Go to your paper scraps pile and find a dark purple cardstock, a light green cardstock, a light pink paper, a light green patterned paper.

Step two:

Cut your dark purple cardstock to 9 x 3.25 inches.

Step three:

Cut your light green cardstock to 8.5 x 2.75 inches

You could now put them on top of each other and have a 1/4 inch border that looks like this.  Do not glue or tape these two pieces together.

Step 4:

On the back of your pink paper draw a line 1.5 inches tall.  Put a mark on that line 1/2 inch from the top.  Make a mark 1/2 inch to the right and 1/2 inch to the left of it.  At the base of the line make a mark 1/4 inch to the right and one 1/4 inch to the left of it.  This is one of those times when a picture is worth 1,000 words.

Step 5:

Connect the dots. 

Then cut out the flower petals. 

Now trace the petal you cut out to make 10 petals in all. 

Finally cut them all out.

I made 12 just in case I messed some up.

Step 6:

There are a million tools for punching and cutting circles. This is only the way I did it. 

On the back of your green patterned paper measure 1 inch out from the corner and put a mark on the edge of the paper.  Now make a mark 1 inch out from the same corner and put it on the other edge.  Repeat the process in a different corner of the paper.  Take a 3 inch circle punch and flip it upside down so you can see while you punch.    Line your marks up with the edge of the punch and punch it.  Repeat.  Ink the edges of all your cut pieces.  I used ColorBox Pink on the flower petals and ColorBox FreshGreen on the curved part of the flower centers you just cut.

Step 7:

Being careful not to place your petals out farther then center of the flower will cover(1 inch from the corner).  Take two petals and and affix them to the green paper them with a slight angle between them. I used a Elmer's Craft bond glue stick.

Step 8:

Add 3 more petals.  One between the two you just placed and 1 on either side of them.  Then repeat on the opposite corner.

Step 9:

Flip it over and cut off the petals where they overhang the edge of the green paper.  Then ink the edges of the paper.  I used Dew Drop Pearlescent Poppy.

Step 10:

Using 3D Foam Square adhesives add the flower centers. 
Add any title and embellishments to the banner that you want.  (I added a metal dragonfly.  I left the text blank for now.  Everything 4 Scrapbooking seen on our banner in this blog was added using Microsoft Paint.)

Use 3D Foam Square adhesives to affix your paper with the flowers to the purple cardstock.

This is a little complicated to explain.  I hope when my words were not clear the pictures were.

Happy Scrapbooking

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