use scrap paper to make a heart pattern about 5" high and 5 1/2" wide...
use pattern to trace 3 hearts onto white chipboard. trace 4 hearts if you aren't using a denim pocket in your banner.
cut out pocket if using one.
separate heart pattern into 3 sections. use triangle shaped stamp to determine bottom portion.
next, divide top portion in half.
"quilt" pattern for hearts.
cut out pattern pieces.
use Diamonds 2 stamp and ink using Canyon Ink.
stamp on denim. note: i lightened my denim with a light wash of white paint.
use Ocean Breeze Ink and Basket 1 stamp to stamp design on white denim.
use Blueberry Ink and Picnic 1 stamp to stamp design on canvas.
Crafter's Inks are permanent on fabrics when they are heat set. cover ironing board with cloth or paper towels, place stamped fabric piece on it and cover with a white paper towel.
iron each fabric piece to heat set inks.
lay patterns on stamped pieces.
trace around pattern roughly 1/8" outside the pattern pieces.
cut out pattern pieces and lay on chipboard hearts to check spacing.
use Zip Dry Glue to adhere fabric pieces to chipboard heart.
turn over and trim any excess fabric from edge.
use permanent black pen to add stitching lines.
lather, rinse, repeat - swapping designs, fabrics, stamps and inks so that each heart is different if you like.
ink chipboard letters using Berry Ink applied using Stylus & Tips. heat set.
outline letters using black pen.
use Stylus & Tip to distress edges of hearts using Berry Ink. heat set.
distress edges of pocket using Berry Ink applied using Stylus & Tips; heat set.
draw in heart - i outlined mine. cut heart from scrap of leftover stamped denim and add stitching lines.
adhere letters to hearts and pocket.
punch holes in pieces and tie together using jute. also tie longer pieces of jute at each end for hanging.
use Stars Art Screen and Canyon Ink applied using Stylus & Tips to add design to manila tag.
distress edge of tag with Canyon Ink applied using Stylus & Tip.
ink chipboard heart with Ocean Breeze Ink.
heat set heart and tag.
tie tag with jute. punch hole in heart and hang from tag with twine.
write a love note, or coupon for dinner, movie, etc on tag, then insert in pocket.
finished banner. please visit the CLEARSNAP BLOG at http://blog.clearsnap.com/ for MORE inky ideas! come see me - tami sanders * paper crafter at http://tamisanders.com/
- ColorBox Background Basics: Ann Butler: Diamonds 1
- ColorBox Background Basics: Ann Butler: Diamonds 2
- ColorBox Background Basics: Ann Butler: Picnic 1
- ColorBox Background Basics: Ann Butler: Picnic 2
- ColorBox Background Basics: Ann Butler: Basket 1
- ColorBox Background Basics: Ann Butler: Basket 2
- ColorBox Art Screens: Ann Butler: Stars
- ColorBox Crafter's Ink: Ann Butler: Canyon
- ColorBox Crafter's Ink: Ann Butler: Ocean Breeze
- ColorBox Crafter's Ink: Ann Butler: Blueberry
- ColorBox Crafter's Ink: Ann Butler: Berry
- ColorBox Stylus & Tips
- Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry
- White Denim
- White Chipboard
- Black Pen
- Hole Punch
- Denim Pocket - optional
- Manilla Tag
- Scratch Paper
- Chipboard Letters
- Chipboard Heart