Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Wavy Sentiment Banner



Hi there! Larisa here.   It's Tutorial Tuesday and I've decided to do a little tutorial on how to create the wavy sentiment banner in this card.  These little banners have become quite popular with card-making and the good news is, they're very easy and require hardly any supplies.

 

Supplies needed: a square punch, sentiment stamp, ink, cardstock, pencil or pen, and glue.
1. Step #1:  Stamp your sentiment onto a piece of cardstock and trim around it to form a rectangle. Be sure to leave plenty of room at each end. 


2. Step #2: use square punch to create a decorative edge on either side of the sentiment banner.  As you can see, it's much easier if you flip your punch over so you are able to see exacly where you are cutting. 



If you like you can use your sentiment banner just like this or if you want to add some dimension, see the following steps below. 


3. Step #3: use a pen or pencil to mold the paper sentiment into a wavy like shape.  Do not press too firmly or you will crease the paper.  Just be gentle and work with it a little until it looks the way you want it. 


4. Step #4: Now you are ready to glue your sentiment.  Only place the glue on the parts of the sentiment that will touch the paper.  The glue I've used here is Zip Dry glue, but just about any fast-drying glue will work. 


5. Step #5: Place the sentiment on your card/project and hold down the areas with the glue until they are dry.  This should only take a few seconds if you are using a fast drying glue. 


Now you have a custom 3D sentiment banner! 


Hope this tutorial has inspired you to create your own sentiment banner.  Try out the steps above and let me know how it goes.  I can't wait to see your projects.  Have a great week! 


15 comments:

Maria Therese said...

Cool! I have that die and this seems so much easier than using scissors..

Tracy Valure said...

I just had a DUH moment! Thanks for the tip on using the square punch to make the banner. Love it.

Hugs,
Tracy

Rachel Parys said...

So cute! Can't wait to try it myself. Thanks for the tutorial!

Emily Martina said...

What a great tip! I must try this :)

Jessica Diedrich said...

This is PERFECT! I actually, without having ANY idea you were posting this, did one on my card today and I didn't like it- I will have to try it your way now- thanks Larisa!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Ha! What a fabulous little tutorial - thank you so much! :) xo

sandyh50 said...

Great tips, thanks!

mummsie said...

so cute and so simple. thanks

Donna Huisinga said...

Hi,
I referenced this tip on my blog today. It's a good one. You may get some hits. Hope so. Thanks.

Lynn said...

super idea, TFS

Sue said...

Very nice idea and so easy! thanks.

Sand said...

What a wonderful, smart idea.
Thanks, !

Penny said...

super idea thanks

Kathy's A Quilter said...

that is a great ah ha moment! Brilliant. Thank you

Su said...

Love it, love it, love it!