At the Country View Challenge the challenge theme of September is: Numbers.
Since I always like to create something useful I decided to make birthday banners for my nephews who will celebrate their birthday in November. Zsiga will be 7 on 5 November and Matyi will be 4 on 11 November hence I put their birth years and ages to the banners.
I used the Sizzix new Bigz L Banner to make these birthday decorations.
I cut out two shapes from blue cardstocks and four from green cardstocks.
Then, I cut out 0,5 cm with scissors from each sides of the green banners.
With a Sizzix - Stampin' Up embossing folder I embossed the green banners. I had to make it in two steps because the embossing folder was smaller than the banner.
I coloured every edges of my cutouts using a Ranger Distress Ink Pad (Frayed Burlap) and a piece of sponge.
I glued the green parts to the blue banners.
I cut out a star and an owl using Sizzix Framelits Die, Stars and Sizzix Bigz Die, Owl by Dena Designs.
I cut the numbers and the letters with Sizzix Sizzlits Die, Boardwalk by Tim Holtz.
I made two holes of each banners with We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Big Bite.
Then I put eyelets to the holes.
What I used:
Sizzix for Stampin' Up Embossing Folder, Stripes
With these banners I like to enter to the Monday challenge of Simon Says Stamp blog: Trio of colors