Well, I can finally share pictures of a banner that I made for a ladies' event with a Hocus Pocus theme! I waited until the event was over because a couple of my FB Friends were attending the party and I didn't want them to get a sneak peek LOL!
This banner was so much fun to put together. For the base of each letter I used a paper piecing file from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs called "Banners Vol. 2". This file actually has four different shapes that can be used but I chose to use just three of them. The one I didn't use is a Star shape. Don't get me wrong, it's totally cute, but I just didn't think it went with this particular Hocus Pocus theme.
The banner was actually hung on a huge mirror so taking pictures of it was a little tricky.
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The back base is made from black cardstock and then the inner base is made from a variety of Halloween papers that I had on hand. To make the banner look more dimensional, I made some black Rosettes by cutting strips of black cardstock that measured 2.5" x 11.5" and then scored and folded them at every 1/2". I then cut out some 3.5" orange circles and placed them on both sides of the rosette. The letters were cut from a font I have on my computer called LD Frightmares on purple cardstock and shadowed in a bright lime green cardstock. I also added some purple Stickles to the letters to give them an added punch, but mostly because I like sparkly letters LOL!
Black tulle held the whole banner together and I added some purple and green tulle on the ends. I think this turned out pretty cool looking. I got lots of compliments on the banner from the ladies and one of them actually loved it so much that she asked if she could use it for a party she was having. Let's just say she now owns it and we both couldn't be happier.
Here are more detailed photos of each letter:
I hope you enjoyed looking at this project. Here is a link to the Banners Vol. 2 cutting file on the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs website:
Enjoy your weekend! Until next time...Happy Scrapping!