I admit it... as much as I love warm weather ... and I do!!!! I am ready for fall and all the fun festive decorating... love Halloween and just the change of seasons... this may be my last change as we are planning to move to Fla next year but for now... we will soak up the fall... so why not start the festivities off with a nice banner that says "Blessings"!
I started with basic supplies:
chipboard pieces (I got mine from CTMH for $5.00 and it comes with 10 pcs and jump rings)
cricut (and gypsy or Design studio preferred but not necessary)
CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge for Cricut
4 pieces cardstock ( at least one should be solid)
ribbon if you want to hang your banner with (you can use the jump rings if you don't want a decorator look)
First I painted all the pieces I planned to use... to make the word Blessings I used 9 of the 10 pieces... I saved the last to use on a card or some future project. They are set at 4" height and come in 4 styles.
Before I painted I decided how I wanted them laid out then painted them in that order....
Now it was time to design the banner base and component parts...
Here is how my pages looked on the gypsy... notice how I left almost no negative space....
I even had room for an A2 card on this one!
Then I cut them out... check out this great tip of cutting out various shapes you think you can use in the future from paper that will get thrown out or end up in a scraps pile and never used! Thanks Sheila at She's a Sassy Lady blog! Love that tip on your Gypsy Made Easy tutorials :)
I took the cut out pieces and used my fave pink ATG gun to glue it well to the not all painted side of my chipboard banner pieces matching the shapes accordingly... then I chose to ink my edges with "Wrap me in Chocolate" by Megan Elizabeth. Have you found her yet on Above Rubies Studio? She has taught me tons!
Repeat for the 8 more tiles and whalaaah!
Hope thing has been a blessing to you! Please give me feedback on what you like or what you would like to see... in the meantime I will keep crafting!