Halloween BOO Banner

boo-bannerThe Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat theme this fall was “Tackle the Holidays”.  So our first holiday was Halloween.  The project was this BOO Banner made with the Simply Created Banner Kit.

I probably need to take a new photograph with it hanging up – this one is lying on my dining room table and you can hardly see the black glittery punch art spider hanging off the bottom.  And we cheated just a little when we made this one – Cindy had one of the accessory kits for the banners – the Halloween one and it had the big Bat in it.  We needed 12 but didn’t want to buy a kit for each person and increase the price or our retreat.  So instead we traced the one that Cindy had and made a template for everyone to trace and cut – a bit more work but the effect was the same.  We covered the bat with the 2-way glue pen and black glitter and it was done.

Here are some more details on how this banner came together –

  • Using Sponge Daubers and Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black ink stencil the polka dots on one banner piece and the chevrons on another.  The dot stencil you can line up with the two grommets at the top of the banner.boo-b
  • Use the alphabet stencils and the mask to stencil a ‘b’ and and ‘o’ in black.
  • For the center banner cover it with the mask stencil so that you have just the large circle open.  Use a spritzer filled with Crushed Curry ink and rubbing alcohol (20 drops of ink refill).  Spritz the circle.  Let it dry for a minute and before removing the stencil use a sponge and Summer Starfruit ink to sponge around the edge of the circle to add some depth.
  • Trace and cut out the bat.  Cover with 2-way glue pen and black glitter.  Attach to the banner.
  • Create the pumpkin.  Three xl-Oval punches in Pumpkin Pie – sponge the edges with Pumpkin Pie Ink.  Layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A hand cut piece of black for the stem.  Old Olive punched from the Boho Blossom punch for the leaves.  A little piece of Linen Thread tied around the stem.  Attach to banner with dimensionals.boo-close-up
  • create the Spider.  (I really need to get another picture so you can see it better.)  The body is the Mosaic punch, the head 3/4″ circle punch, the legs are the Chevron Punch each one cut in half to make them thinner, plus a thin strip for the web part.  Glue all the pieces together.  Then cover with the 2-way glue pen and black glitter.  Attach to the back of the banner so it is hanging down.
  • String all the banners on a piece of Jute.
  • Add ribbon to the jute on each end.  Summer Starfruit and Basic Black ribbon.

Let just say there was black glitter everywhere and I am very glad we did this project in my craft room and not in the dining room or kitchen table.

Now go make your Halloween banner – it will be here soon!

And to see a stepped up version of this banner that Cindy made for one of her Artisan team projects – look here.

Thanks for stopping by today!