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Hello Petaloo friends! I am so excited to be joining you today and sharing a project I created for the Spellbinding Blog Hop with Petaloo, Graphic 45, and Xryon! As part of the Xryon team, I have already shared one project (you can see it here) featuring this fun collection of products. Today I am excited to share with you a fun banner project that is quick and easy and packed with lots of layers!
For the base of my banner pieces, I used Creative Canvases by Cosmo Cricket. I cut pattern pattern paper from the G45 Steampunk Spells collection to fit the front of each banner. I ran each piece of paper through my 5" Xyron Creative Station to make it easy to adher the paper to the canvases.
I added a layer of vellum to each banner to help mute the colors of the paper so that the embellishments on top would stand out more. Border Stickers along the top of each banner hides the Xyron High Tack Tape that holds the vellum on. In the center of each banner where I planned to add embellishments, I used my Mega Runner to hold the vellum flat against the banners.
On the first banner, I layered a chipboard frame, a Petaloo chipboard die cut (colored with Dylusions Black Marble Spray Ink and Perfect Pearls Pewter Mist), a die cut letter B (Core'dinations Black Magic Cardstock adhered to matboard and die cut with Sizzix Serif Essentials Alphabet Die). I accented the layers of assembled pieces with two of these sweet little Petaloo Petites from the Autumn collection. I brushed each one with a bit of Vintage Photo Distress Ink using an ink blending tool so that they would be a little more grungey and match the ink applied to the other pieces.
For the center banner, the first O, I layered a chipboard tag, a mini die cut banner, a chipboard clock face, a die cut letter O, a sentiment cardstock sticker, and more of the Petite Autumn Flowers.
On the third banner, I layered a chipboard frame, another die cut letter O, a Petaloo die cut cat (colored with Dylusions Black Marble Spray Ink and Perfect Pearls Pewter Mist), and two more of the Petite Autumn flowers and leaves. The cat's feet sit down inside the frame and his tail sticks out so that he sits at an angle. I think it adds a nice touch of dimension aside from the other flat layers.
I attached the banners together using wire. I added Petaloo Mini Mix flowers and chipboard buttons to the top two corners long with brown and white twine.
Isn't the Petaloo die cut witch and cat so fun? I love the those piece take ink sprays. The take the color so evenly and stand up to the wetness of the ink without warping or peeling. I think they really add a fun touch to this project!
Would you like a few more details about how I made this project? I will have a full step-by-step tutorial on my blog next Tuesday, October 1st.
I hope you enjoyed this project and are inspired to create a bit of Halloween decor! I loved being here to share with you!
Petaloo products: Darjeeling Mini Mix- Black/Cream/Brown, Darjeeling Petites- Autumn, Chipboard- Witches and Cats.
Graphic 45 products: Steampunk Spells 8x8 Paper Pad (Spells and Beware), 12x12 Stickers, Diecut Banners, Die Cut Chipboard
Xyron products: 5" Creative Station, Mega Runner, Adheisve Dots, High Tack Tape
Other: Sizzix Serif Essentials Alphabet; Cosmo Cricket Creative Canvases