Call me crazy but I love winter. Frosty mornings, chilling evenings and the prospect of massive amounts of snow make me turn into a little kid again scrambling for my mittens and snow pants. No colors better define the temperature and feel of winter than cool blues, white and silver. When I was planning this banner my hands went without plan or thought to those colors of my paper stash. The only conundrum was exactly which papers and shades of blue I would use.
Now for the promised banner.
The paper in this banner is from last year’s DCWV regular Christmas and Glitter stack. The ribbon is Hobby Lobby and I purchased it over 3 years ago to make invitations for my grandson’s baby shower. The snowflakes are from a package of Christmas buttons from several years ago. I am always glad to have new supplies, but I have to say, I do like knowing that what I do buy get used and is not just taking up space or becoming part of a collection of scrapbooking supplies.
I also used a cereal box for the chipboard snowflakes and letters to give them weight and stability. More about recycling later.
The cuts are from A Child’s Year for the large square scalloped tag, Winter Woodlands for the hexagonal scalloped layer, the snowpeople and for the snowflake. The letters are once again from Gypsy font’s monogram feature.
The edges are inked with a silver ink and faux stitching done with a silver gel pen. The layers are pop doted to give dimension again. Dimension, dimension, dimension!
Here are the tag by tag pictures.
All the ribbons hanging down? I thought they sort of looked like icicles.
I think my daughter is going to love this and I can’t wait to give this to her in a couple of weeks.
Though today’s banner is not as detailed as yesterday, I still think the overall effect is still beautiful.
Tomorrow the banner is not seasonal or even for a specific celebration. My hint for you today is this—DANCE!