October 30, 2012

MFT October Creative Challenge: Banners!

Hi everyone!! Happy Tuesday!

The MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month, we were challenged to create a custom banner using our assortment of STAX Banner Die-namics.  Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have a project to share with you today.

I had SO much fun creating my banner!  I have a shelf in my living room that I plan on decorating for each season, so I thought it would be fun to create a banner to go with my decor.  I went with a banner for Thanksgiving, since I don't have too many decorations for Thanksgiving.  Please forgive my shelf decor....we are still decorated for Halloween!

My banner spells out "SO THANKFUL" and I really love how it came out!!  All of the banner panels were created the same way.  I started by cutting Hot Fudge Cardstock using the Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-Namics.  I then added a panel of Kraft Cardstock cut with the Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-Namics again.  I then embossed the kraft panels with the Seeing Spots Embossing Folder.

I used Whip Cream Cardstock to cut out the panels with the Rosette 3/4" Die-Namics I sponged the edge with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink before attaching them.  I then added a panel of Hot Fudge Cardstock cut with the Award Seal Die-Namics.  I then layered two circle panels cut with the Circle STAX 1 Die-Namics and Circle STAX 2 Die-Namics out of both Kraft Cardstock and Orange Fizz Felt

I then spelled out the "SO THANKFUL" using the Highrise Alphabet Uppercase Die-Namics, all cut from Hot Fudge Cardstock.

For the panel between the words I added a flower cut with the new Sunflower Die-Namics and I used Lemon Drop Yellow Cardstock and Orange Fizz Cardstock.  I added a Kraft Button in the center of the flower.  Each banner also has a button, and I used an assortment of Kraft, Whip Cream, Tangy Orange and Hot Fudge buttons, all of which were tied with Hemp Cord.

Here are the Die-Namics I've used on my banner:

Thanks SO much for stopping by!  I can't wait to make more banners...maybe a Christmas one will be next!
Stamps:  None
Paper: Hot Fudge (MFT), Kraft (MFT), Lemon Drop (MFT), Orange Fizz (MFT) and Whip Cream (MFT)
Ink:  Frayed Burlap (Distress Ink)
Accessories:  High Rise Alphabet Upper Case Die-Namics, Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-Namics, Rosette 3/8" Die-Namics, Award Seal Die-Namics, Circle STAX 1 Die-Namics, Circle STAX 2 Die-Namics, Sunflower Die-Namics, Kraft, Whip Cream, Tangy Orange and Hot Fudge Buttons and Hemp Cord

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  1. What a fantastic display for your warm and festive banner! Great job!

  2. Wow, where do you find the time to complete something this complex...amazing

  3. Stunning I love this the colours and the design of the banner is fabulous. Caroline xxx

  4. LOVE it!!!! all the pretty details-stunning! hope you are all safe. Thinking of you.

  5. Terrific banner Jodi! Such a beautiful piece of home decor!

  6. Jodi this is amazing. Seriously stunning! I need to make one of these for our fireplace. :)

  7. very beautiful, Jodi, lovely idea to decorate the shelf!

  8. Stunning banner Jodi, love the embossed background :D

  9. Gorgeous details!! I love all the pretty buttons that detail the edges. Darling!

  10. Great banner. Love the pretty sunflower and details on the banner. TFS


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