Saturday, September 14, 2013

Vintage Shabby Rose Banner Tutorial with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello Friends!!

Before I get started I want to share TWO Challenges where you have the opportunity to win some goodies.
(Kind of a twofer if you work quick)

Gecko Galz  is hosting a challenge where anyone who used one of my digital collage sheets in their project has the chance to win
$50 Gecko Galz Shopping spree.

Sugar Creek Hollow's Challenge this week is to create a 
card/tag or altered piece in a vintage or shabby chic style having 
ROSES as your main theme.  I am if you win you get to choose 3 collage sheets from my Etsy.
You only have till Fri Sept 20th to link up
Today I would like to share with you a Wonderful Shabby Chic Vintage Roses "Love" Banner that I created using a couple Digital Collage sheets that I designed.
See this on YOUTUBE here
(Thank you Karen the Graphics Fairy for images to play with)
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It is my turn to pos at the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog today, so I will be sharing my tutorial there as well.
Step One
Print out your collage sheets then cut them out.
Step 2
I inked the edges of all the pieces with Ranger's Vintage photo Distress inks.
Step 3
I used my Crop-O-Dile to punch holes in the top of the banner.  I am kind of this is how I go about that.  I put all 4 pieces aligned on top of each other, decided where I wanted one of the holes, and punched through all four sheets.  Then I flipped one of the sheets over, used the hole as a reference as to where to punch the other side, and punch through the three sheets.  I just turned that one sheet back over and lined it up with the others and did the last punch.
Step 4
Next I placed foam tabs on my focal banner pieces.  Please view photo below for placement.
Step 5
Flip the focal pieces over, remove backing of pads and center them onto the banner pieces.  
They look so yummy already!
Here are some of the goodies from
Really Reasonable Ribbon 
that I will be using.
Step 6
Next I placed a piece of Scor Tape across the top of each little banner, and clipped any that was hanging over.  Then I added the Pink Crochet lace and Chloe Crochet (from this month's Really Reasonable Ribbon Assortment).  Please refer to photo for placement.
Step 7
Next I added the Baker's twine in Aqua and Raspberry to my banner pieces.  I simply wrapped it around twice and tied it in the back.  I then trimmed the pieces in back.
Step 8
I added foam tabs to the back of the little banner (refer to photo for placement) and then adhered it to the larger banner piece.
They are look soooo shabby and lovely!
Step 9
Ultra fine Metal Tip to put some glue on the backs of the Really Reasonable Ribbon Moss leaves.  The leaves at the top of the banners are in sets of "3 leaves" then I cut out 8 individual leaves, and attached two leaves at the bottom point of each banner.
Next I removed the stem from 12 of the Pink 15mm Roses, and glued them to my banner pieces.  Please refer to photo for placement.
Step 10
Again I used the Art Glitter Designer dries clear Glue and the
Ultra fine Metal Tip to apply dots of glue to my focal piece.
Step 11
I added the #160 Rose Gold  glitter to the dots on the focal piece.
I added more dots of glue on exposed areas of the larger banner pieces.
Step 12
I added #193 Martha's Yard glitter to the aqua banners.  
Step 13
I used #267 Cheeky Pink glitter on the brown banner pieces.
Step 14
Next I outlined each letter and filled them in with glue.
Step 15
I used #196 Lion's Mane  to cover my "LOVE" letters.  I strung my banners onto a piece of Mint Jute.  It is easier to do this after you applied all your glitters.
Here are the finished pieces below.
L Banner
O Banner
V Banner
E Banner
A couple close ups
I tied a few pieces of Madison crochet lace, cream seam binding and pink diagonal ribbon between my banner pieces.  Unfortunately for me I was out of my Pink Salmon and Bay Leaf seam bindings, so I will order some and add them to my banner.
Another close up
One last look at all the banners together.
Here is a look at the focal image collage sheets.
You can instantly download this set when you purchase it in my Etsy
pg 1
pg 2
pg 3

The banner pieces will be available soon, and I will be doing numbers as well.

Thank you for visiting me today!
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

I will be sharing my post with 

I will be playing along in these challenges
My favorite flower is the rose!  I love the vintage feel to them, all the lovely colors and fragrances!
I love to paint Roses on collect fabric with roses on



  1. What a fabulous tutorial and project, Heather!

  2. Wonderful tutorial!
    Love this sparkly banner!
    Your collage sheet is the rosy letter medallions!
    BOLB Hugs!

  3. Thanks so much Heather for sharing this with us for the Sugar Creek Hollow Rose Challenge, I just loved working with your ATC backgrounds, have more printed out for future fun! This banner is just gorgeous, love all the glittery details and layers on it! Should I send you my address, lol!!!

  4. Heather, what a great tutorial!
    Love your banners! Can you ever go wrong with glitter? you have a great shop too.
    Thanks for your comment (via MIM)
    Hugs, antonella :-)

  5. What a great project & tutorial!! thanks for sharing with us at As You Like It and Good Luck. Sarah

  6. Just dropping by from MIM, what a fabulous tutorial. I especially love the crochet ribbon and the glitter dots and letters. Beautifully detailed banner!
    {Hugs} Barb

  7. Beautiful banner and great tutorial! Spotted it on MIM xx

  8. Wow this is a beautiful project, thank you for sharing over at MIM. Good luck, hugs Kerry xx

  9. Stunning banner and tutorial Heather. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  10. Hi Heather, this caught my eye over on mim, it is absolutely beautiful, stunning design. Joey xx

  11. Anonymous11:13 AM

    Gorgeous vintage style banner with beautiful details, Heather. What a stunning piece of work! Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow. Thanks for the beautiful rose tag collage sheet, such a joy to work with your digital images.
    Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

  12. Soo u on MIM,a great project and tutorial thanks
    LP Vilinke


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather