Hope Banner for Spring

Good day and Happy Spring, everyone !
I'll start off with a post that is technique based, using Melody Ross Chip Art Tools, the chipboard Banner Kit and the Big Alphabet Set to create a Spring Banner.

Here are some essential mediums i used


Chipboard Shapes - #559 Big Alphabet Set
Chipboard Shapes - #560 Banner Kit
Ornamental Stamps - #517 Mod Floral
Pattern papers - GCD Studios Homespun Chic Collection (Mod Flocking Back,Pink Redwork Front)
Pigment Ink (Olive)
Clear Glitter
Mod Podge
Step 1 : Cover Banner (4 pieces) with Gesso and let dry.
Paint with another coating and set aside to dry.
Step 2 : Prepare Alphabet Chipboards by painting it with at least 2 coats of pink acrylic paint. Let dry.

Step 3 : When pink paint is dry, paint a layer of mod podge and pour a generous amount of clear glitter over each alphabets. Please make sure it covers the alphabets thoroughly. Shake off excess glitter. Set aside.

Step 4 : Now, I'm bringing your attention back to the banner pieces.
Here's the fun part ! Have your mallet, Chip Art Block, pigment ink and banner pieces within reach. Dip the stamp into the ink pad and deboss the image onto the chipboard banner.

*please note, i did not spritz with water. Coating the image with ink already moisten the chipboard. Further moist might damage the debossed image *
Step 5 : Arrange scallop shapes and cut out motifs onto each banner. Affix alphabet chipboards.

Step 6 :
Tie ribbon and seam binding between each banner pieces.
Do play around with the Chipboard Art Tools, get comfortable with it and in no time, i'm sure you'll find many possibilities creating with it !
Besides the Spring banner, i created 2 Cards using fresh spring colors.

Supplies :
Homespun Chic Collection -
Smoothie Shoppe Collection - Pinas (Front)
Others : paper doiley, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, vintage image, seam binding.
here's a close up .

and another card

Supplies :
Homespun Chic Collection - Homespun Garden Glitter (Front)
- Pink Redwork (Front)
- Homespun Mod Flocking (Back)
- 8" x 8" Specialty Paper Pad
- Word Strip Embellishment
others - hambly overlay
I hope you'll have FUN creating with GCD Studios' products! :)


  1. wow!!! super gorgeous banner and cards! I finally ordered some of that fabbie homespun chic and can't wait until it arrives!

  2. SUCH amazing projects!! LOVE them ALL!

  3. Beautiful projects! They just scream SPRING! xxD

  4. Love that banner and those cards are so pretty!

  5. This is so so pretty! These colors just sing spring!

  6. WOW!!! Everything is so GORGEOUS!!!

  7. That banner is to die for cute! and your cards are beautiful!

  8. Just love that banner and great work with your cards. Lovely really.

  9. What a fun technique!!!! TFS!!!

  10. Wow! The banner and the cards just scream spring!! I'm hard pressed to decide which is my favorite! Thanks for sharing your beautiful ideas!

  11. Oh my that is one gorgeous, springy banner, Melody!! How very cute!!

  12. What stunning projects! I love all the layering!

  13. Gorgeous banner & these cards are FABULOUS!!!

  14. Beautiful cards and banner Emeline! gorgeous colors!