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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

One-Piece Banner Tutorial by Diana Fisher

Hello! Diana here with you today. A couple of weekends ago I picked up a frame at Hobby Lobby. I love it! It is the perfect color, style and texture for the space in the front entrance of my home. It practically blends into the wall.

Being a big fan of adding pops of color, I've been walking past this mirror knowing that it was going to need just a bit of something added to it. 

I love to make banners, but the idea of cutting out all of those little pennants was making my head hurt — until I remembered a bunting/border cut file from Samantha Walker. All of the little pennants are together as one cut, but still slightly curved — like you would want from an individually-cut banner.

I deleted the two banner styles I didn't want, and then re-sized the two I did want to use. I duplicated them and put them into pairs with the triangles at the top and the rounded ones at the bottom. 

I am a big fan of only cutting once, so I have both colors I wanted on the same sheet (top and bottom).

I came across an umbrella cut from Samantha Walker that is both a border and separate umbrellas. I deleted the border, singled out two umbrellas I wanted and then fit them to the sheet in the size I wanted (about 2.5" high). I cut those from yellow, but any bright color would work. I think magenta or purple may have also looked great here, too.

The white banner is adhered to the blue on with foam dots. I used platinum twine to add bows to the end of one of the banner sets and it runs behind one, too, for an extra shimmery layer.

The umbrellas are just hanging from the banner from their little hooks. I also added some white gel pen faux stitching to the blue banners and the umbrellas.

Thanks for stopping here today to see my altered mirror project!

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