Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Project: LIBERTY Pennant Banner

While I love the traditional "red white and blue" for the 4th of July, that color scheme doesn't exactly fit my decor.  So when I found some burgundy, gray and cream star patterned scrapbook paper, I knew it would be perfect to turn into
an Independence Day project.
I had been wanting a pennant banner and after cutting up the Roc Lon for the CANDLE WRAP PROJECT I thought I'd play around with it and see what I could come up with.  By incorporating the Roc Lon into this project, it's able to be sewn and is much more durable than being made with just paper.
Here is how to make the "LIBERTY Pennant Banner":
1.  Make yourself a paper pattern for the pennants.  My pennant triangle measured 4 1/2" across the top and 4 3/4" along the sides.  Mark out seven triangles on the RocLon with a pencil and cut out.
2.  Paint the "canvas looking" side of the RocLon with a paint color that coordinates with your base and rosette paper.  I only put on one coat because I wanted a distressed look.  Once the paint is dry, swipe coordinating Distress Ink on the edges and here and there on the front of the triangles. 
3.  Cut seven paper bases.  You will need two pieces of 12" x 12" scrapbook paper.  If you have an electronic cutter, I've included the SVG file for the base I used HERE.  If you don't, create a similar scalloped template and trace and cut out your bases.  Using the same Distress Ink, swipe the edges of the scalloped bases.
4.  Use a bit of mono adhesive to stick the painted Roc Lon triangles to the scalloped paper bases.  The top edge of the Roc Lon should extend about 1/4" above the top of the scalloped base (this will be where you attach it to the ribbon).  Using coordinating thread, stitch around the edges of each triangle (be sure to stitch the Roc Lon to the paper along the top edge).   The tape holds the Roc Lon in place while you stitch.
5.  Take a roll of black ribbon, measure out 24" and sew the first pennant to the ribbon.  Again, use mono adhesive on the back exposed piece of Roc Lon to hold it to the ribbon while you sew.  Sew the exposed Roc Lon portion to the ribbon.  Leave a 1" space between each pennant.  After the seventh pennant, measure out another 24" and cut the ribbon from the roll.
6.  Now you need to make the rosettes.  If you haven't made rosettes, please see my previous tutorial HERE.  (I did not edge punch the rosettes for this project)  Since I needed seven rosettes, to save time I scored them all at the same time.  First cut a piece of 12" x 7" paper that coordinates with your scalloped pennant base paper.  (Be sure to use double sided scrapbook paper)  Then score this piece of paper every 1/4" using a scoring board and when all the scores are done--but before folding---cut the paper into seven 12" x 1" strips.  Then fold and made each rosette.  I used a 1.5" scalloped circle and 1" round circle punch to add to the top of the rosette, cutting them from the same paper I used to create the rosettes.
7.  Add the "LIBERTY" letters to the rosettes.  I cut out the letters on black cardstock using my Cricut.  These letters are available in the same SVG file as the scalloped bases that I shared above.  If you can't cut SVGs, use purchased letters or hand cut from cardstock.  I added some subtle bling to each letter with Black Soot Distress Stickles.
Using a glue stick or mono adhesive, attach each letter to a rosette.  Then hot glue the finished rosette onto the Roc Lon portion of the pennant.
Now just hang it up and enjoy! 


Paper Squirrel said...

Looks great! Thanks for the SVG files and detailed tutorial. So adaptable for other holidays as well.

ChatterScene.com said...

What a great project:)

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh That is AWESOME!!!!!! GREAT job girl!!!!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [29 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

danielhirsch said...

web page nice developed and look wise so good ......
Pull-up Banners

Trisha said...

Great project! Thanks for sharing the svg file!

Joanne said...

I love what you did!