Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Banner pieces I am making for a swap- 5 done, 4 to go- we are decorating both sides. Each of us has a theme/color scheme we are asked for so when all have been 'swapped' we will have a themed but unique banner to hang in our scrap space:

 The dragonflies I cut with the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge then I stamped the layers with different CTMH background stamp patterns using VersaMark & embossing powder for dimension. Then I glued the top on using Liquid Glass and inserted a wire for the antenna. I attached the large dragonflies with foam tape to give them more presence.

 The ice cream cone was done by taking CTMH white core Cotton Candy card stock and scoring lines and then using a sanding block on the raised side to highlight the waffle-cone effect. I then made the ice cream by cutting 2 sizes of circles then arranging them to resemble the edges of a scoop on a cone- then I painted them with Pearl paint. I added little colored beads for the sprinkles.The little ice cream cone on the 2nd side is actually Cricut cotton candy since I thought it looked most like soft serve. I painted it as well with pearl paint to give it the luster of ice cream.

 This one was very simple- I had to order the Hello Kitty patch and I found the ribbon at WalMart- the colors were per her request. I think it came out pretty cute.

 An outdoors theme with summer colors- this lady loves to camp and spend time outdoors so I stamped the tree & swing from the CTMH Trees & Things wet embossing the leaves on the tree. Next I used another CTMH stamp In the Month of April for the grass- embossing that as well. Then I cut it all out. I attached the top of the tree and the grass with foam tape. The swing I added hemp to be the rope & cut out the squirrel using Cricut Camping Out cartridge.

This theme is supposed to be grunge punk rock princess- I used the CTMH stamp set Thriller using black & gray flannel ink to create the background paper. Then I cut the guitar & music note using Cricut Quarter Note cartridge.

I have 4 more banner pieces to make- hope to post those by this weekend.


  1. These are so cute, what a great idea for a swap!

  2. Wonderful banners! Love the pink and black and those stamps. Your recipients are going to love these!

  3. Awesome, I'm still not done with mine yet! Doh!