Sunday, August 14, 2011

Rubber Cafe Challenge: Banners!


Today's post is for The Rubber Cafe, and the challenge this week was to make a banner.  Since a lovely cupcake banner was already shared, I decided to go with a holiday banner, and since the next holiday is Halloween, I went with that.  I had fun mixing both brand new and older images to make my project.

To make my banner shape, I used the largest die in the Spellbinders Grand Labels One and ran it through my new Spellbinders Grand Calibur.  What a sweet machine that is!!  I love that it attaches firmly to my table and easily rolls right through!  Then I cut the die cut to resemble a banner.  I like how the top of the banner resembles bat wings!

Next I cut my banner layers.  I love glitter, so I decided my mats would have a touch of bling!  I only needed a border of glitter, so I ran some Scrap Happy Glue around the edge of the panel and added some You're So Fine Purple Dress Glitter.

Images on this banner piece include:

~Bat Motel which is colored in alchohol markers, distressed and fussy cut.  I stamped the moon separately on cardstock, ran it through the xyron machine, glittered with You're So Fine Diamond Clear Glitter, colored with alchohol marker and fussy cut.  While hard to photograph, it's so cool in real life!
~You Need To Dust is stamped on each banner because you NEED spiderwebs on a Halloween project!


~Pattern Royale - Love how overstamping designer paper gives a totally different feel!
~Trick or Treat Clear Set - These cute trick-or-treaters come with a variety of masks and items to dress them up for their adventure.  The little girl's mask is glittered, though it may not appear so in the photo.


This was a fun one to make!  There is *glass* in the windows, and the spider web window is hanging open!
~Trick or Treat - Sentiment and the spiderweb in the window!
~You Shake My Bones - stamped in white behind the window *glass*
~Through A Window - I chose the window that resembled the ones in the Bat Motel image.


Here is a photo of the banner on a door.  We would love to see the banners you create!  Check out all of the challenge details on The Rubber Cafe's blog!

4 comments:

MaxineD said...

Hi Michelle - we don't 'do' Halloween here as you do, but the banner is suitably 'spooky', I am sure!!
Blessings
Maxine

Gail S. said...

Cute banner! Banners are sooooo popular lately!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Oh my! What a clever way to make a banner!

Vicki said...

Spookalicious banner, Michelle! Wow, lots of details and products!