Thursday, June 9, 2011

USA Big Shot Banner

Here's the banner that I sent a Sneak Peek of last week.  I made this for Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day and actually anytime!  I love patriotic things!

This is the banner hung on the mantel; I had a hard time photographing it because of the lighting. : (
There is a star circle on each end of the garland.  Background circle cut with the new 3 1/2" Circle Die and embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  Bigz Large Scallop Die for the red.
The star gets it's "close-up"!  You can see the Silver Chunky Glitter (retiring!) around the Circle, the Dazzling Diamonds around the inner star (cut with the Retiring Star Punch); Star is die cut with Stars#2 Die (retiring, WHY!!!).  BoHo Flowers Punch for star center with Fire Circle Rhinestone Brad.
Letters die cut with the SerifEssentials Alphabet set; butterflies with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.  Heart punched with Heart to Heart punch.
Riding Hood Red is my red color; I used my much-loved Love Letters DSP (oh how I will miss that paper!) and a retired print from Bella Rose DSP.  Smaller stars from the same Stars #2 Die as the large star on each end.
I used Silver Brads on each letter.  I made Loops of Night of Navy 1/4" grosgrain ribbon to run the 1/8" Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon through and tie to the (retired but on Clearance Rack) Riding Hood Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.  Button from Regals Button Asst. package.  Rhinestone was colored red with a sharpie.
 One last photo taken on a white wall in hopes to get a better photo.

Hope you enjoy this project!  Let me know if you get inspired and make one for yourself!  It was really fun and satisfying to make!  I have had it bouncing around in my head for awhile and just had to get it "worked out", LOL!!

I still have to get my computer worked on but right now I have a temporary work-around.  Thanks for your patience!


Susan said...

beautiful & a nice contribution to the your home & the USA {I'm CANADIAN, eh?}

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Very Patriotic!! love it!!

Debbie Harris said...

Margaret!! I LOVE IT!! You are so inspiring and I would love to make one too! Fantastic job!!

Connie Babbert said...

Very cute, Margaret! What a great idea!

You going to Convention this year?

Lori Mueller said...

Your banner is SO adorable. Love all the detail, glim and glam! You did a beautiful job! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Elizabeth *^..^* said...


Tory said...

That's a WOW Margaret. I love it! You have great ideas.

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