Sunday, November 20, 2011

Banner Day with Twine and Coffee Filters

Today I have a banner to share. I thought it would be fun to make a snowflake banner so I pulled out some coffee, coffee filters, charcoal twine from The Twinery, a snowflake stamp, white acrylic paint, cuttlebug snowflake die and embossing folder, buttons and gemstones. I knew I wanted a homespun look for my banner so I brewed up some coffee and soaked the coffee filters and twine in the coffee to give them a nice aged look.

Once the filters and twine were dry I folded the filters in half and glued the twine around the edges. Next I stampted some snowflakes with white acrylic paint and die cut and embossed some snowflakes. The snowflakes each got a button center and were attached to the banner with a glue dot. For the finishing touch I added some red gemstones (clear colored with a red Copic) to the center of the stamped snowflakes.

I really like the aged look of the twine and coffee filters from soaking them in the coffee. It really makes the white snowflakes pop.

For now the banner is hanging in my stamp studio but I think it will be moved to the piano after Thanksgiving.
Thanks so much for stopping. I hope you're having a banner day!  Sorry, I couldn't resist.


Carol (HB) said...

Beth I just LOVE this! It's so rustic and yet soft and pretty! I bet it will look fabulous up against your piano! Great Job!!!

Basement Stamper said...

This is AMAZING Beth, love how you soaked it in the coffee! Very cool.

Nicki said...

super fun - i bet that looks fab hanging anywhere :)