Friday, September 18, 2015

Autumn Graphic 45 Banner

Fall is definitely in the air. What better way to spend a bit of time making a banner? I used the 12 x 12 set of 'Rare Oddities' by Graphic 45.
If you are like me, and LOVE Graphic 45, check out this month's Challenge. I am entering this banner in the September Call.
 It is always difficult to photograph a banner
Before the computer makers took away my ability to load my camera card directly to my photos, I would have used the 'good' camera.
 As things are,
these are just cell phone shots.

They look great on the small screen, but unfortunately

do not blow up well. Trust me when I tell you this was well worth all the fussy cutting and foam sticky stacking
Graphic 45 paper is so sturdy, you don't need to back the entire piece with chipboard. I just reinforced the top edge with a thin strip of chip board, so the twine couldn't pull through when I hung it up.
 Cut the letters with the Cricut Halloween cartridge in two coordinating colors. Then I stickled around the inner edge for a bit of sparkle
This is just a little black box made from cardstock and then embellished around the edge. The books are cut from one piece and rounded over a knitting needle to make them 3-D-ish
I love digging into the stash to find just the perfect ribbon bits. This is hung with twine, and attached to burlap ribbon {sale bin last fall} and some ribbon. I simply did a loose knot between each panel and then ran the ribbon through each knot.

Have a Great Weekend
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tracie @ beets+birch said...

all banners should be this much fun! i love cool different halloween things and especially the raven. i'm all about ravens.

i must confess to you that i do not care for pointy triangle banners. they always remind me of a used car lot not matter how pretty they are. i know i'm such a shit like that!

anyway i love your banner and i wish i could see it in real life to feel it up because i'm tactile like that and enjoy all the little details like perfect ribbons. ;)

Joanne said...

wow, looks amazing... even on the screen. I want to see it in person - will have to arrange that before the winter banner shows up!