Monday, June 03, 2013

Birthday Banner (Sharon Jeffs)

Birthday Banner
by Sharon Jeffs

After a day of shopping for birthday decorations for my eldest daughters birthday party - and finding either overpriced and flimsy decorations or the wrong colours, I decided to create a birthday banner myself.

To begin, I cut banner triangles from a thick cardstock then covered it with fabric, cut around each with pinking shears then sewed everything together to ensure the fabric stayed put.  I also sewed ribbon along the top edge to complete my banner to a basic degree.

Next, I cut out the letters to write 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' across my banner with a space between the two words.

Using my Grand Calibur, I cut out a Label in white card stock, then embossed it and swiped across the embossing with a Distress paint dauber.  Once dry, I layered an embossed oval with a scalloped border and then one of each of the letters.  I adhered these panels to a pair of paper doilies then adhered this to each banner piece.

For the banner that is between the words I added a Prima Doll image that I colored by hand with Copic Markers.

As a finishing touch I added stickles to the shoes and the bow then mixed Liquid pearls and stickles together and used it to paint the crown.  Finally, I added dot decorations to the dress using Liquid pearls!

Heres a photo of the full banner ...

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful!