Hello, Ribbon lovers! I hope you are feeling “in the Pink” today. But if not, you soon will be! It’s time for the January RRR Blog Hop. You should be coming here from Karen’s always inspirational blog. This month, we are featuring the Sweetheart Ribbons from the January Ribbon Club. These ribbons were perfect for a little Valentine Banner made with Authentique’s new “Adore” collection. Take a look:
I am a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. My mom and dad were married on Valentine’s Day. Dale and I were married 2 days after Valentine’s Day, and our middle son also wed his bride near that date. I’ve been making Valentines since I could hold a pair of scissors! I thought these pretty ribbons would dress up a little Valentine Banner that I wanted to make:
- 1.5″ Bright Pink Gingham
- White Checkerboard Satin
- 3/8″ Quatrefoil Print on Hot Pink Satin
- White Sheer Organza with Satin Center
- Heart in Line on Hot Pink Grosgrain Ribbon
- Ivory Burlap String
I always begin making a banner by selecting the ribbon I am going to stitch everything onto. This time, I began with that pretty pink gingham ribbon. Then, all the pieces are cut out, layered pinned onto the ribbon and sewed up on the machine. Next, I began embellishing my banner with ribbon by tying a length of the white sheer organza ribbon with satin center into a square knot on either end of the banner. The tails were left long and trimmed into a fishtail shape. I created a big poufy bow to anchor each end of the banner, using soft and shimmery Pearl Pink Diamond Satin Ribbon. Then I layered on gorgeous flowers, because you have to have flowers on Valentine’s Day!
Here, I painted a heart shaped tart tin with Picket Fence Distress Paint, then glittered it while the paint was still wet. I cut out the newsprint heart and glued into the center and added ephemera from the paper collection. The big red heart was treated with Glossy Accents. I used a variety of mulberry flowers to decorate my Valentine Banner:
The center banner has a little decorative drawer pull from Graphic 45 that was painted shabby white and filled with sweetheart blossoms and cosmos daisies. I added a white heart shaped doily and this beautiful antique bronze heart charm. This was tapped with Picket Fence Distress Paint, and before I added the cabochon, I cut out some of the newsprint paper and placed it below.
The final flag sports a trio of die cut and glittered hearts that I popped up onto dimensionals. I love the silver heart key that is topped with the hearts in line ribbon from the collection.
Now, pop on over and see what wondrous creation Leslie has prepared for you! And don’t forget to answer this month’s secret question on the RRR Blog. Who knows, you might be the winner of your very own January Ribbon assortment!
Thanks for hopping by!