Victorian Style Valentine Banner Tutorial with G45 Time to Flourish and Reneabouquets
Hello, Friends! For this week’s Throwback Thursday, I’m sharing this Victorian Style Valentine Banner Tutorial. Several of you requested a “banner of the month” post for 2023, and I cannot think of anything that would be more fun! We’ll kick this through the year series off with a dreamy, romantic banner made with Graphic 45’s Time to Flourish February papers and loads of goodies from Reneabouquets.
Here’s a look at this big, beautiful banner hanging from the chalk board in my kitchen. The 7 pennants are stitched onto netting, and measure over 4 feet in length: a perfect size to display on a mantel or even a bookcase.
Banners are loads of fun to make, but man, are they ever difficult to photograph! It’s hard to really see the details unless you photograph in segments. So that is what I did!
Romantic Victorian Details
Putting the banner together is a step by step process. Like most things in life, it seems complicated unless you break it down into manageable segments.
- First, cover 4 Graphic 45 Ivory ATC tags with red cardstock. Use the G45 ATC die, and this only takes a minute.
- Next, cut another set of ATC tags using Time to Flourish February papers. Fold each tag in half and trim about 1/8″ off around the edges to create a pretty layered effect.
- Use paper clips or binder clips to attach the ATC tags to the netting ribbon. Then stitch them onto the netting. Add the details to the tags after you’ve stitched the banner together.
Roses are Red…or Pink!
The 3 large pennants are die cut with Eileen Hull’s House/Pocket Stitchlets Dies.
- First, Die cut the red cardstock background using only the outer frame.
- Next, center the inner die inside the frame. Use a little tape (I like Post-It’s Notes Tape) to hold the inner die in place. Then cut 3 pennants from patterned paper.
- Now place the patterned paper pennants on your cutting tool. Line the blade of your tool up so that it is in the center of the small die cut circles. Trim so that you have a postage stamp edge on the patterned paper.
- Then place a small piece of double sided adhesive on the back of the patterned paper so that it will stay in place on red canvas ticking fabric while you stitch the layers together.
- Adhere the stitched pennant to the red pennant and clip onto the netting ribbon. You will have an ATC tag, then a large pennant, then an ATC tag, etc.
TIP: Dry brush the edges and lightly spatter the printed Beautiful Board with ivory chalk paint to lend a more vintage finish.
Love is in the Air!
Assemble the two interior ATC tags the same way as before. Decorate them with a heat embossed chipboard heart and postage stamps.
TIP: Assemble the individual pennants, then stitch onto the netting. Now it is time to add the lace trim at the top of the stitched banner. After that, you can decorate each pennant. Then add the bows and flower clusters to the ends of the banner. Finish with flowers.
I’m in Love: I’m All Shook Up
The center pennant is the star of the show with a frilly shaker heart as the focal image. Here’s how to achieve this effect.
- First, heat emboss a large heart frame with Stampendous Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel.
- Now use Dries Clear Adhesive to adhere clear cardstock (acetate sheets) to the back of the embossed frame. When the glue is dry, trim out the heart.
- While the glue is drying, ink up a nice pile of heart shaped Beautiful Bits with Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, and Spun Sugar Distress Ink.
- Inking TIP: I put the hearts in a small plastic bag and dropped a few drops of re-inker into the bag. Then I squished the beautiful bits around until they were covered. Easy peasy!
- Next, add 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips to the back of the heart frame.
- Then cut out a 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ panel from the Time to Flourish cut apart page. Place your inked beautiful bits, sequins, beads and buttons on the 4 1/4″ square of paper. Then center the heart frame and press in place.
- Adhere the heat embossed LOVE sentiment on the cover of the frame.
- Place foam adhesive on the back of the Valentine Fairy and butterfly.
Because the gorgeous lace trim is difficult to machine stitch, I simply hot glued it to the top of the banner.
Victorian Style Valentine Banner Tutorial on YouTube
If you’d like to see me put this banner together, then I hope you’ll enjoy this YouTube tutorial.
If you’d like to see other banner creations from my archives, please click HERE.
Let Me Hear from You!
Now I need to hear from you: How do you feel about a banner of the month post? If you are interested, then I am, too!
You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.
Thanks for stopping by!
- Graphic 45 12×12 Time to Flourish (February papers)
- Romance and Roses Small Blue Cherub
- Small Heavenly Angel Printed Beautiful Board x 2
- Lissie B. Darling Fairy
- Tiny Love Laser Cut Beautiful Board
- Follow Your Heart Doilies/Small
- Shabby Hearts Beautiful Bits
- Lacy Heart Frame Set of 4
- Beautiful Bits Scroll Hearts
- Garden Party Pearls & Roses Lace Trim (2 yards to be safe)
- Whisper Pink & Ivory Mini Roses
- Pink Peppermint Roses and Leaves
- Mini Soft Ivory Roses
- Mulberry Paper Leaves
- Clear Cardstock (acetate sheets)
- 1/8″ foam strips
- Coral Rose Small Check Ribbon (3/8″ and 5/8″)
- Stampendous Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel
- Burgundy Netting Ribbon