Be Awesome Banner - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Its Thursday, so that means it is time for another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! As always there are sixteen of us from all around the world, so be sure to click the "Next" button at the end of each post to visit everyone. I have no doubt that there is some amazing creations waiting for you!

Lately I have been loving inspirational banners and I decided to make another one using the For All Things stamp set. Except, I didn't want to use traditional fall colors and went with a color scheme of Wisteria Wonder, Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, and Sahara Sand. Believe it or not, the leaf image turned out awesome in these colors!

Using my stamps to watercolor is becoming one of my new favorite techniques! The Simply Created Banners are made of canvas, so they are perfect for this. I just stamped the leafs in Wisteria Wonder Ink on the banners and then spritzed the images with water. Be sure to stop spritzing with the water just before you are happy with it. The water and ink will continue to bleed until it is perfect!

You could say I went a little crazy on this project, as I did a lot of fussy cutting (cutting the images out by hand). It was totally worth it though! Those leaf garlands on the end banner pieces just make me happy! After cutting out the leafs, I tied some Linen Thread around each one and then tied the garlands to the twine of the banner.

The letters are from the Larger Than Life Alphabet set (quickly becoming a favorite of mine!) and also cut them out by hand. To attach the letters to the banner I decided to just staple them. Couldn't have been any easier! I wasn't sure how this would turn out as I was working on, but it ended up being awesome! I can't wait to hang it up at my desk at work next week!

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  1. "be awesome" totally reminds me of and she "how to be awesome" videos, she is crazy! I love the banner and the letter really pops

  2. SO worth the fussy cutting Kaitlyn and I'm loving your fab colour choices! Vicky x

  3. i think I need an inspirational banner in my life! great idea!

  4. This is AWESOME! Totally using this idea for inspiration to create a banner for my next market stall so I have a decent sign for myself. I LOVE how you've stapled the letters on. So easy!! Have you found that they stay attached well over time?

    1. Hi Ruth!

      I have had this banner hanging at my desk for a few weeks now, and the staples seem to be holding the letters great!

    2. Hi Kaitlyn,

      Thanks for letting me know how the banner has held together! I really appreciate you remembering and letting me know! =D

      Sorry for delayed reply, life's been busy lately (baby 3 arrived 2 weeks ago!).


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