And because it's Spring, there of course has to be some flowers on this banner! I used the Spellbinders "Spiral Blossom Four" die to cut each of the flowers. I found that I cut 7 flowers per sheet of 12 x 12 paper. Creating the flowers is quite simple – I start by placing a glue dot on the large center of the flower before starting. Then you simply start from the outside and roll the flower to the inside, adhering the flower down onto the glue dot when you're finished. Some people find it easier to wrap the flower around a pencil or pen to get it started. Before I adhere my rolled flowers down, I allow them to "open" a little bit to give them a more full appearance.
What I didn't know when I began this project was that my Spring banner would end up measuring almost 4 feet in length! At this size, it would definitely get noticed in any house.
To create this fun banner, cut 6 pieces of book board (or similar) to 3˝ x 4˝ inches in size for the letters. Adhere each letter to one of these pieces to spell out the word "Spring." Color the edge of each piece with coordinating colors of Memento Luxe ink.
Next cut 6 additional pieces of book board to 5˝ x 6˝ for the backing pieces. Cover each of the boards with your choice of papers from the Flourish collection. Finish each board by coloring the edges of each board piece with Memento Luxe ink
Authentique Paper "Flourish" paper collection
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Luxe: Pear Tart, Lilac Posies, Rose Bud, Teal Blue; InkBlushers
Spellbinders Spiral Blossom Four die, Grand Calibur machine
May Arts ribbon