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25 January 2016

Vintage Valentine's Banner

I just finished the sample for our upcoming Vintage Valentine's Banner Class.
Here's a peek at the finished banner:
I used Burlap Paper from DCWV for the dove tail banners and Felt for the pennant Banners. Focal pieces are cut from Authentique's Enhancements paper from their Adore Collection. I just loved the vintage images in this Adore line! Scrunched up seam binding colored with Dylusion's Post Box Red & Gold Shimmer Spritz was used as the hanger for each of the banners. 

Below is a close-up of each of the banners:
I used three of these, spaced evenly on the banner. The Red Felt pennant was cut with a Jen Hadfield die. I layered on a 4" doily and the cut away part left over after making the dove-tail pennants layered over the top of that. For the book page heart, I tore the shape by hand and crinkled it up and inked it with Vintage Photo Distress ink, then smoothed it back out for a worn vintage feel. Then I layered on a red felt heart cut with the Tim Holtz movers and shapers heart die that comes with the cupid set. I attached the two hearts together with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher in a criss-cross design. Everything was glued together with Glossy Accents.  

I created this one by cutting a burlap paper dove-tail banner and added a 5" doily layered on top. Next I inked the schoolboy focal piece  with Vintage Photo Distress ink and added glossy accents to the heart and sprinkled it with Red Phoenix glitter from Blue Fern Studios. Then I added some pretty pleated ribbon with lace that I found at our local thrift store. It's been in my stash forever...I finally found a project for it! Once assembled, I adhered it to the seam binding with Glossy Accents. I followed basically the same steps to create the other dove-tail banners shown below, only I changed the location of the pleated ribbon on the center two to add more interest.

The two cupid pennants are shown below:

I started with a Red felt pennant and layered on a 4" doily. Then I used the Tim Holtz Cupid Movers and Shapers die to cut the two cupids out of Bazzill Card Shop Licorice cardstock. I love this cardstock because it's very heavy duty and cuts beautifully with dies and stands up well to wear and tear. Next I cut two book page hearts and two red felt hearts using the heart die from the Tim Holtz Cupid and Heart movers and shapers die set. I adhered them together slightly offset to give a shadow effect. I inked the book page heart with Vintage Photo Distress ink and added a thin line of Glossy Accents around the edge of the heart and some Champagne glitter from Blue Fern Studios. It just had to have some sparkle added to it! Then I adhered the layered hearts just behind cupids raised hand to make it look like he was holding it up as an offering. As you can see, the cupids are facing opposite directions on the two pennants. I flipped one of the die cuts because I wanted them facing each other. 

I am offering this as a class this week at the store. This class and others are listed on our Events tab out on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/InTheCraftLab/events

If anyone wants a kit, Kits will be made available for $15+tax & shipping. Some items not included in the kits will be the inks used for distressing, the sprays used to dye the ribbon and the glitters used on the hearts. Those are being provided in the in-store class and because we are using so little of them, full size bottles were not included in the class supplies. We our demo supplies for class use.
We do however,  have these products for sale if you'd like to purchase them. Just e-mail amy@thecraftlab.com for pricing and availability and we'll be happy to invoice you and ship once we've received payment. We are working on getting an online store set up in the future.

I hope you enjoyed seeing today's project. It was so much fun to watch it come together! If you liked this project or have any comments or questions, please feel free to leave us some love in the comments. We'd love to hear from you!

Until next time...Happy Crafting!
~ Amy