January 16, 2018
This is the January 2018 Welcome Banner for my classroom. There was a lot of purple card stock in my stash, so I used it to make this banner. I love the unexpected color and the super cute penguins together.
Size: 4.25 x 7 inch panels
Extra Details: I began these panels by stamping the snowy backdrop from Snow Cool on each panel of light purple card stock. I added some more detailed snowflakes over the top of the backdrop for added interest. I used white pigment ink for all of this stamping.
While the white pigment ink was drying, I die cut some darker purple cardstock with a forest border die. It wasn’t quite dark enough for my tastes so I ink blended a darker purple ink over the whole border. I love the way the ink blending created just the right color.
I also die cut a bunch of white stitched hillsides. I layer one hill over each purple forest and then adhered it to the light purple panels. I tried to leave as much of the stamped snow visible as possible. I added a second smaller stitched hill side to the bottom of each panel. For the two end panels, I added a steep hill.
While, I had the die cut machine and white card stock out, I also die cut some white snowflakes tags. These will end up being the home for my letters on the finished banner.
The penguins and all their accessories are from my box of pre-colored and cut images. Some of the images were water colored with Crayola Fine Line Markers; some were colored using markers; and some were water colored with Distress Inks. I used glue dots to adhere all of the images around the panels.
Lastly, I stamped the letters in WELCOME on the white snowflake tags in purple ink. I added a white twine bow to each tag and adhered it to a panel.
I love the way this banner turned out.
Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool, Toboggan Together, Here We Come A-Waddling, Frosties, Quinn’s Capital ABCs, and Dad + Me
Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Forest Border, Stitched Hillside Border, and Winter Ting Tags
Ink: Versa Fine
Lawn Fawn’s Sugar Plum and Yeti White Pigment Ink
Hope you enjoyed the banner!