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Put a Banner on it! by Becky Olsen

by Becky Olsen | January 20, 2012

Or a pocket. Or a tag. Or all three!!!

Welcome to the Friday edition of our old meets new Nostalgia challenge week! All of us are having a wonderful time playing along, and we hope that you will take some time to play as well! Look for details on this post and be sure to leave a link to your project for a chance at some gorgeous Nostalgia goodies! 

It has been fun to watch each of the projects that were created this week, and I like some of the others combined all three of the items into one project. 

Because of the vintage feel to Nostalgia I looked through some of my much older pictures that I have wanted to scrap and picked one of my Grandmother Adeline and the first time she met our daughter Laurel, that memory is very precious to me as she had very severe stroke shortly after that and passed only a few years later.

Adeline meets Laurel

The banner is the new element  for our challenge that is so on trend in crafting right now and I tried to explore it in a couple of ways, the first is the obvious swag that is across the picture. 

Banner close up

But I found a scrap of this delicious paper that I hadn't thrown away, and thought how fun it would be to create a simpler version of a banner by laying it over the yellow paper and stitching through it. An easy and quick way to get the look of a banner without the fussiness of the other style.

Butterfly banner close up

Next in the challenge for me was the tag, I played with this one as well too. First I spritzed some Perfect Pearl mist over tags that I had lightly adhered in place to mask an area for me to journal on.

Mask tag close up

Then the tags were adhered on either side of the picture with dimensional foam and tied through with the yellow Nostalgia twine.

Tag tie close up

The third place you find a tag is in the pocket part of the challenge. Kind of obvious, but with a round pocket instead of a square the shapes contrast and compliment each other nicely.

Pocket close up

To add a little more of an old technique to the layout, I went back about 5 years to when edges were inked with black. I think it is really fun and looks great with the fresh feel of the misting. Another technique I used to love to do was wacky and random stitching along the edges of the layout. I forgot how much I enjoyed that, and will be bringing it back into my repertoire! 

The main thing I really hope to share and inspire you with is how easy it is to play along with this challenge! Just pick one of the elements, pocket, banner or tag and make a card or layout and leave a link! We are looking forward to seeing what kind of fun you have!

Happy Creating!


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