Tuesday, October 05, 2021

I Heart Fall Banner

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! I'm so glad you stopped by. My name is Melinda and this is my first post for Cottage Cutz. My project features a die from the newest release. The release includes 40 wonderful Christmas themed dies! Now is the perfect time to pick them up! They are 30% off and they are ADORABLE! They will get your creativity rolling for all your Christmas projects!  

Here is my project. I created this cute little banner for fall. It says I {heart} fall. Yes, that's right. It's a fall themed project even though it features a Christmas themed die. I love to find different ways to use my dies. I used the new Deer Floral Spray die for my banner panels.

Here is a shot of each banner panel not hanging. I had intended to use it for my tiered tray, but it was just a tad too big. So I am hanging it on my wall instead.

I started by die cutting all of my pieces with white cardstock. I colored the pieces with a variety of mediums. For the Burgundy flowers, I used a watercolor marker from Arteza.

I also used some of my Chalks to brush on some of the softer colors. Using the pom-pom with the gator clip applicator is one my my most tried and true uses for shading and coloring die cuts.

Once I finished coloring all my pieces, I cut some gray cardstock mats and ran them through my machine with a wood grain embossing folder.

Once the embossing was done, I went ahead and started to assemble them. For the base, I used the Rectangle Double Stitched Nesting Set. I then added the gray wood-grain embossed mat to that.

I then added the double stitched rectangle mat that was two sizes smaller than the base. I added a mat with some pretty plaid paper that I created and printed out. I then used the Wacky Nested Stitched Square Set to cut the smallest one. I cut a mat with the same patterned paper and used some foam dots for a little lift. 

For the "I", "heart" and "FALL" letters/shapes, I cut them using my electronic die cutter. I added some foam tape and then added the adorable little dears to the bottom corners. 

I assembled the spray at the top with the deer antlers, flowers and the pretty foliage. I used my Spectrum Noir pen to add some sparkle to the flowers and to the burnt orange leaves. For the center of the pink flowers, I added some dots with my Bronze Sharpie marker. 

I then used my hole punch to punch holes in the top corners of the panels. This allowed me to thread the twine through and add a bow between each panel.

Here's a closer look at the "A" panel.

Here's a closer look at the "F" panel.

Here's a closer look at one of the "L" panels.

And finally, here's one last look at the panels not hanging up.

The Dies I used to create this banner:

Well that about covers it for today! Be sure to head over to the Cottage Cutz You Tube Channel where some of the designers will be posting videos! Make sure to come back by each day for some more great crafty inspiration from the super talented team. Until the next time, have a wonderfully crafty day!


Mary Marsh said...

This definitely has wow factor Melinda- making your own wall decor is so awesome- love it!!!

Wendy Mind said...

Super Melinda, very creative!!

Pam MacKay said...

Gorgeous fall banner love the colors