To start this banner off, I began by cutting a triangle template on my Cricut @ 5 1/2" from my George and Basic Shapes cartridge. I traced the template onto a piece of white cross stitch fabric and used my X-Acto blade to cut it out.
Once I had my pieces cut, I grabbed some heart stamps from a Studio G set and began stamping a random pattern onto the fabric using a Real Red inkpad from Stampin Up.
To make the hearts stand out a little more, I traced around the hearts with a thin black marker.
I set my triangles to the side so the ink could dry and began work on the other elements.
For the sentiment "Love", I used my Cricut to cut out the letters in black and pink cardstock @ 4".
I offset the letters when layering them to make them stand out from the background and used my ATG gun to adhere them to the triangles.
To finish them off, I drew some highlights with my white gel pen for some added dimension.
I wanted to fill in the spaces between the letters so I turned to my Cricut and my Rock Princess cartridge. I cut some birds on Layer 1 in black @ 4" and then cut the same birds in pink cardstock pressing the Shift button.I layered the birds, added some details with my white gel pen and finished them off my adding pearls for the eyes.
I also added pearls to the banner for added bling.
To hang my banner, I dyed some jute twine I cut using a Real Red reinker from Stampin Up.
I also added thin strips of pink cardstock to my banner pieces to frame them a bit.
I then used Aleene's Tacky Glue to attach my pieces to the twine and knotted the ends.
*Here's a quick tip: I found that my fabric was curling at the ends after stamping so I ironed it. I used the steam setting and was able to get the fabric to lay nice and flat.*
And voila! banner complete!!
I hope you all enjoyed this project for today!
I'll end this post here for now so you could enjoy the rest of your evening!!