Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Banner Tutorial with Reneabouquets
Hello, Friends! It’s Throwback Thursday, and I have our Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Banner Tutorial ready for you. This is one of my favorite month’s from this collection (do I say that every month?) so I was super excited when it came time to put it together. I’ve added some gorgeous Reneabouquets Beautiful Board, Really Reasonable Ribbon, flowers, charms and vintage buttons from my stash to make a banner worthy of my favorite holiday: Thanksgiving!
Rich autumn hues take center stage this month along with beautiful birds, acorns, and fall leaves. My favorite element (aside from the Thanksgiving Turkey shaker wreath) is the star anise embellishments. Not only does this banner look like fall…it smells like fall, too.
TIP: Texture adds so much to a banner design. Try adding a layer of burlap, vintage lace and mulberry flowers to your ribbon to amp up the texture.
TIP: Variety is the spice of life. That’s why I used 3 different shaped and sized pennants in this month’s banner. This allows each banner to stand out as a mini art piece all on its own.
Shake Up Your Banner
TIP: Why not add a fun shaker element to your center banner? This is easy to do, and it adds a surprise element that makes the banner extra special. I show you in the tutorial how I transformed this Reneabouquets Thanksgiving Wreath and Turkey into a shaker frame.
Charmed, I’m Sure!
Graphic 45 tags have a lovely grommet on the domed edge. I turn them upside down to create a pretty banner shape. Then I put that grommet to good use by adding a charm dangle with jump rings. It adds so much to the banner’s appeal.
Color Reneabouquets Fancy Fall Tuck ins with layers of Distress Oxide Ink. Tap the color directly onto the surface of each piece, layering one color over the next. Then spritz lightly with a metallic mist and spatter with Mustard Seed Distress Paint for a really fun fall finish.
TIP: Think of the end pieces of your banner as though they are quotation marks. The elements on the right hand side tip to the right, but on the left hand side they tip to the left. This simple trick makes the banner read like a sentence.
Graphic 45 November Time to Flourish Banner Tutorial on YouTube
If you’d like to see this banner being built, I hope you’ll enjoy this video on my YouTube channel. I talk a little about my design process at the beginning, then we dive in and layer up th elements on each pennant. Grab a cuppa and join me for this fun tutorial.
We only have one banner left for 2023! Can you believe it? I’m taking notes on what sort of projects you’d like to see featured each month in 2024. So far, we have tags on the agenda, which makes me very happy. Any other thoughts?
You’ll find a linked supply list below this post. Please bear in mind that Throwback Thursday supplies come from my stash, so I may not be able to list everything that you see in the project. But dig into your stash, and I bet you’ll find something just as wonderful.
Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!
- Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Deluxe Collector’s Edition
- Acetate Sheets
- 1/8″ foam strips
- Really Reasonable Ribbon
- Shaker Mix
- Flowers and buttons from my stash
- Distress Oxide Inks: Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Brushed Corduroy