This is Practical Scrapper Becci here to share with you this sweet owl themed baby shower banner to share with you this morning. I knew that I wanted to go with fall colors - also very "boy" like orange, and blue. I added a primary color of grey, knowing that the nursery will be grey and blue and owl themed.
When I create a custom banner, I think about the theme of the party or room, the colors that might go with it - usually my own choice of what I feel for the person. I round up the papers and think of the general idea then I set to work. I treat each banner panel as though it is it's own creation. For each of the letters of the baby's name, I cut them out of cream card stock and watercolored each one.
For this banner panel I sewed the punched circles (from the next banner panel over) together into a string and attached them - I love a little banner within a banner.
Here I stamped and embossed a little owl in two of the circles, peeking out.
Here I wove strips of the patterned paper together for the background, and also added dots and star sequins.
Here I used a star stamp (from my 6 year old daughter's craft bin), and I embossed it with white Zing powder.
For this last panel, I wanted to use the EXACT owl as the stamp. So I drew it in Illustrator, imported each part of the owl (eyes, belly, nose) into Silhouette and cut each piece. He's so cute.
And as a bonus, I also made an owl taggie blanket to go with this gift:
For this little guy, I made my own patter for him. the face details are all hand sewn.
Thanks for coming over today to check out my owl-licious creations, it was a hoot!