My daughter is going to use a small, open, vintage suitcase to collect any cards the guests may bring. She asked me to make a banner sign to string across the inside lid, so everyone could just drop their cards down in the suitcase.
Her only request was that it had lace on it..... so this is what I made for her:
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I started by making my own tags from Kraft paper. They are about 6.5" long. Then I stamped my chosen image randomly filling in the area in Versamark and did some heat embossing with superfine white embossing powder.
Then I used the sewing machine to add the lace. I next added the mint ribbon and decided on large, round brads to use to hold the tags onto the twine by wrapping the prongs around it. One problem... I didn't have any large white brads! So I used what I had -- gold ones -- and I made them white by heat embossing 4 layers of that white superfine powder to cover them. I think they turned out well, even with the bumpy texture it created on them.
I finished them off with 1) computer generated letters to spell "cards" in navy, which I ink-distressed the edges in Desert Sand, 2) a small
hand-painted sparkling rose & leaves accent, and 3) a matching mint bow.
I sent my daughter a photo when completed (we live in different states) and I was thrilled that she loved the banner!
Thanks for dropping in again to see my work. Please come by again :)