Happy Canada Day!
I just love being Canadian! I happen to be a bit in love with this date too since it is my wedding anniversary! 13 years for Jim & I this year. Love my man! Anyways, we always have so many people drop by to spend our day with us so I created a little welcome sign to celebrate the day.
I found this little 5x7 wooden frame at my local Michael's. I picked up a few of them to make little welcome signs for my house. It is an affordable seasonal thing you can do!
I LOVE this set, simply one of my favourite!!!!!
Take his chevron patterned die and cut it out of your favourite red paper. I could have just cut it out of red and made a simple red & white flag. However, I thought it would be visually more interesting if I layered a patterned paper over top of the red cardstock. So cut 2.
Once you have those both die cutted out, place them on a little bit larger red mat. This will make it look framed in.
Now let's put a black cardstock to cover the hole opening.
Then I cut a piece of white cardstock to go in the middle of my flag. Once that was in I placed my red chevron patterns on either side. Coming close to looking like a Canadian flag.
Out of the same kit, cut quite a few banner layers out of dictionary paper. I am doing this for a couple reasons. It gives strength and a great look of texture because I want the fan look when I flip the ends up a bit.
I ended up having to create my own Maple Leaf, but if you had more space Sizzix has a few AWESOME ones! Check them out here.
When I placed the banner on, I decorated it with tine and Stickles. I also doodled lines around each pennant.
Next cut out letters to make the word Canada. I used the Sizzix Sizzlets Decorative Strip Alphabet Die-Vintage Market to make my word.
Next I cut out a border strip using the Sizzix on the Edge-Scallops. I doodled a bit on each scallop. Just to make it pop a little bit more.
Here's a few closeups of the final project! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
As you can see, sometimes it is the finishing touches that make or break the project. A little doodling, stickles and twine made it pop.
Thanks for joining me!