Monday, October 5, 2009

HOME Banner

First of all, I cannot take ANY credit for this lovely banner. I saw a similar one on the boards at Convention this year and knew I HAD to try to make one for myself. (CASEing is a GOOD thing, right??) One of the hardest parts about this, though, is that I have NO idea who to give credit to!! Unless they were on the Artisan Award boards, NONE of the cards/projects at Convention were labeled, so I cannot give proper "high fives" to the creator . . . I changed up a few things about it, but all in all the design is not mine . . . so..........if this is YOUR idea, or you know who made it, PLEASE let me know, as I'd LOVE to credit you for your dazzling creation!!

I used my Cricut to cut out the scalloped circles as I don't have the large scalloped circle die for my Big Shot. It is 4 1/2" wide. The Pumpkin Pie circle is 4"; the Chocolate Chip circle is 3 3/4"; and the white circle is 3 1/2".

I stamped the flower images from "Heartfelt Thanks" (LOVE that set FOREVER!), then used a sponge dauber and some ink to soften up the edges a bit (I also did this on the stems, which is from "For All You Do"). I think my friend and I decided that the stems/leaves on the original were hand drawn, 'cause we could NOT find a stamp set ANYwhere that matched it!! (And, boy-oh-boy did we look!)

That's pretty much it. The rest is all pretty self-explanatory. I think it would be fun to do a class with this. You could also do "FALL" or "FAMILY" . . . the possibilities are really pretty much endless with this.

Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, Define Your LIfe, Defining Alphabet, For All You Do
Paper: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, White Gel Pen
Accessories: Cricut Mini Monograms cartridge, Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, brown polka dot organza ribbon (unknown), sponge daubers, stamp-a-ma-jig


Dawn O (dostamping) said...

Wendy - this is gorgeous! Great job!

Shari Nelson said...

This is very pretty! Casing is great! (just give credit!) You did fine at that too.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is awesome! I need to case this, now I need a cricut. Enabled again!

Shawna said...

Gorgeous! What a wonderful little house-warming gift it would make.

Judy McMullen said...

Wendy, this banner is fabulous! Wow! So many possibilities! Thanks for sharing!!!

adeline said...

This is sooo gorgeous. thanks for sharing.

Christi said...

Wow!! Gorgeous!!!

patm4180 said...

I love this and will be casing it also. Who makes the stamps you used? Did you use stamps for the definitions also? Great job.........patm

TN Granny said...

Wow Wendy this is precious. You do such good work and I missed your cards while you were in Europe.

Jeanine aka Granny

Pam Roundy said...

Left my comment on wrong here goes:
Love, love this banner. What colors did you use as the straight strip holding the circles all together; and did you use a wood firring strip to strengthen it or did you laminate it? PLEASE respond:
Pam Roundy

Pam said...

Does anyone know what stamp set the "O" in H-O-M-E came from? There is nothing that begins with an "O" in "Define Your Life" SU Stamp Set.
Help!!! I'm so anxious to make this banner!! Pam

Pam said...

Please e-mail follow up comments from Pam Roundy and Pam to:

monikastamp said...

I know who made the HOME banner that was displayed on the boards at convention - it was Michelle Scileppi - this was one of her entries for the Artisan Award. She was not a winner but was one of the runner-ups that they listed on the screen at convention. She is a very creative and talented stamper.
You made a beautiful "case" of it.
Monika Davis