The rules were only that it could be no larger then 8 1/2 x 11 inches. I decided to make mine small and went with 6x6 inches. I cut a piece of chip board and covered it with a piece of musical background paper which I stenciled with TH new Harlequin stencil using gold ink. I edged the entire square with Antique Linen Distress Glitter. I then cut a piece of burgundy background paper with a Spellbinders die and edged it with Antique Linen glitter. Can you tell that I love that color glitter and that I just I love all the Distress glitter. I keep using it more and more. I then cut an image from a sheet of Kaiser Craft Christmas images and edged it with Fire Brick glitter. I glued it down to the burgundy label and applied the whole thing to the background with foam adhesive so it was more dimensional.
Along the bottom I created a garland full of holiday goodness. I wanted it to look like the Victorian garlands you see in vintage images, full and dripping with all the symbols of the season. I started with some wired winter berries that have been in the stash for a while and wove in some light green tinsel. That formed the base and I added a miniature gold Christmas ornament to the middle so it would hang free below the banner. From there I raided my stash and glued in gold stars, some of those wonderful vintage candy canes, some die cut holly leaves, a few small jingle bells, some dimensional sparkle dots and even a little fabric reindeer from a trim I have. Here are some details.
So, that's my banner. Patti's plan is to link the banners together and decorate the shop with them. I can't wait to see what everyone created. I know my daughter made a gorgeous banner in her favorite medieval style.
Thank you all for taking the time to visit with me today. I know what a busy season it is and I appreciate your visit and all your lovely comments. I hope you are enjoying your preparations for this wonderful time of year.