Sunday, December 19, 2010

Festive Holiday Banner!

I got a wild urge the other day to dig out my BigZ XL Pennant die and try to work up a festive holiday banner for my mantle and this is what I ended up with!  I had no idea what I wanted to say, the colors I wanted to use, or anything else other than that I wanted to use those cute little clothespins that I'd picked up at Michaels.

I cut the Pennants out of Always Artichoke card stock, then cut the border scallops out of Cherry Cobbler and layered them behind the Always Artichoke pennant.  I ran some Tombo adhesive around the scallops and coated them with red glitter.  I also added a piece of Sticky Strip across the top of each pennant and coated with more red glitter.

The central medallions were cut using the larger of the Circles, Scallops #2 out of a sheet from the Holiday Treasures dsp.  I cut additional scallop circles out of Cherry Cobbler to layer behind the houndstooth scallop circles.  Again, I ran liquid Tombo around the outside of the scallop borders and dusted with red glitter.  The HoHoHo letters were cut out of red Glimmer Paper with the BigZ Alphabet Simple Letters and shadowed with another cut out of Chocolate Chip card stock.  Snowflakes were cut out of Vanilla card stock using the Northern Frost decorative strip.  I adhered them and used some Dazzling Diamonds glitter in the "holes" of the snowflakes.

Paper:  Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Holiday Treasures dsp

Ink:  Always Artichoke

Accessories:  Big Shot, BigZ XL Pennant die, BigZ Circles Scallop #2 die, Northern Frost decorative strip, BigZ Alphabet Simple Letters dies, Martha Stewart red tinsel glitter, mini-clothespins, natural cord. Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals



Sandi said...

Wow Lisa, this must have taken forever to complete. But, well worth the time -- came out beautiful. Wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas and Blessed New Year.

Lisa Hensley said...

Same to you, Sandi!