Michael’s had a sale on their scrapbook paper and I found this beautiful gold textured paper. The branch I go to is a really big one and so I’m always salivating there because I kind of want to buy craft items in every aisle and shelf!
But I have enough sense in me to remember I have kids to feed. If only they could eat glitter, paint, ribbons and paper but they don’t. Oh well.
I finally had a chance to use this gold paper this week so here is what I came up with.
Black fine point Sharpie or black pen
This is the gold scrapbook paper and my glittered adhesive paper.
At the back of the paper, I drew a stylized banner with a pencil.
I cut that out and I printed “you can do it” on paper.
Then I cut out the letters so I can make them like stencils.
Next, I played around with the placements of the letters and when I was happy with the lay out, I traced the letters with a pen.
I used an X-acto knife to cut away the thickness of the letters.
After cutting away all the letters, I traced the whole banner on a cardboard and cut that out.
I painted the back of the cardboard black.
To make this banner frame stand I cut out 2 pieces of cardboard, 12″ long and 1 1/2″ wide. I also painted these long cardboard black on the front and back.
On the flipside of this cardboard, I then traced the letters from the banner so I can better assess where to put the glittered paper. I only need to place it where the letters are. Since it is an adhesive paper. I just peeled off the backing and smoothened it out on the cardboard.
I applied a generous amount of Mod Podge at the back of the gold scrapbook paper.
After that, I placed this on the cardboard where I have placed the glittered paper and flattened it out.
The letters a, d and o needed the inner parts to add dimension so I cut out small pieces of the gold scrapbook paper and glued it inside the body of the said letters.
When the Mod Podge at the back of the paper was all dry, I used a black pen to trace the outline of the letters ( I ran out of ink with my fine point black Sharpie ). This will make the letters look like it has more depth.
To make the stand, I bent the long cardboard like a letter J.
I used glue gun to attach the long cardboard at the back of the banner. One for each side.
Then I used glue gun again to bend and attach about 2″ of the top stand to the banner.
So if at any time you get hit by self doubt, read this aloud.
You can totally rock this!