Unfortunately I was not able to complete as any projects as I would have liked for this post. I was asked about princess birthday ideas and my first idea was for a banner of some kind. This banner was designed to be inserted into a cake - I wish I had the time (and skills) to create a cake so you could see this banner in use.. I have other ideas to go hand-in-hand with this banner; I hope I will have a chance to be creative tonight and share tomorrow.
The Pixie background of this banner was cut twice and place on either side of the bamboo skewers to hide the skewers between the layers. In hindsight I wish I would have cut the word twice so the banner would truly be double-sided. I think I will cut another and add it to the banner if I do not run out of metallic paper. Instead of princess you could use the name of the one celebrating their birthday. I though about adding crowns to the banner, but thought it would take away from the decorative ends. The banner is 9 inches wide.
I used a lot of adhesive to hold the bamboo skewers in place because I did not want the banner to slide down the skewers into the cake.. I laid a skewer down and placed 3-D Foam Tape on either side as tight as a could get it to the skewer. I decided the 3-D Foam Tape was not quite thick enough for the thickness of the skewer, so I placed Thin 3-D Foam Tape on top of the "regular" 3-D Foam Tape. I then lifted the skewer to apply a thin line of Liquid Glass under it for additional hold. Then I used a short piece of Scor-Tape at the very top and very bottom of the skewer for added security. I used one layer of 3-D Foam Tape elsewhere to hold the backing banner to the front.
All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
- 12" X 12" Pixie Cardstock (X5773)
- Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)
- 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
- Liquid Glass (Z679)
- Cricut® Flower Market Collection - with physical cartridge (Z3285) or digital collection without a physical cartridge (Z3290)
- Our Family Banner - #MD707D3 - set to 9" wide
- Cricut® Artbooking Collection (Z3169)
- Supplies not from Close To My Heart: Cricut® Design Space, Cricut® Explore, deeper pink metallic paper, bamboo skewers, Scor-Tape