As someone who has very shaky hands, until I found Stampin’ Up! I always struggled cutting shapes and stamping images anywhere near straight. My Big Shot and punches are my new best friends and now do all the fiddly work for me!
Today’s project came about as I wanted to make something for my line manager’s little boy to say well done for getting an award for behaviour and attendance during his first year at school. My son’s room has a circus theme adorned with polka dot bunting so that inspired this brightly coloured and dotty name banner.
It might look complicated but it’s quite easy, even with my shaky hands!
I used the largest and second largest banner framelits for the base, adhering the brights DSP to the basic black card stock with dimensionals. Then, using the matching ink for each banner section, I used the Sophisticated Serifs stamp set to stamp each of the name letters out. A bit of scallop circle punching and adhering with dimensionals and you’re almost set. The fiddly bit for me was sewing the ribbon through each banner, but I’ve never been much of a sewing sort, our button box is evidence of that.
Why not have a go, I’d love to see what banner creations you come up with!