I’m working on a Hello Kitty birthday for a friend. I made a birthday banner that I really like. So today I would like to show you how I made it.
Next I found this adorable paper at Hobby Lobby.
It was perfect for our hot pink, white, and black Hello Kitty theme! I ended up using three 12″x12″ sheets of it. I took one of my letters for sizing and a sheet of computer paper. After that I found something round that was big enough to fit around it. I used a pencil can. But bowls, plates, and cups are always good options too. I traced my pencil can. Then I added one scallop onto the circle. I’m kinda OCD and wanted my scallops to be even and identical. So I actually cut out the one scallop, re traced my pencil can in a new spot, then traced the one scallop all around the circle. It ended up being almost exactly the right size. The last one was a little squished but not noticeable. If you’re not so OCD you could just freehand your scallops onto your circle. When I was happy with the design I cut it out.
Using the design I made as a stencil I traced as many as I could onto the back of my cute heart paper. Always trace your stencils on the back so you don’t end up with pen/pencil marks on the front of the finished product. I was able to fit five onto each sheet.
For the black layer I went back to computer paper and traced around my original stencil one last time. I kept the same shape but sketched about a quarter inch bigger around the entire thing. I cut that stencil out and traced it onto the black card stock. I only had dark colored pens so it was hard to see but still doable. If you have a silver or white pen or marker to use that would probably be a lot easier. When all the black circles were traced I cut them out too.
When everything was cut out I started gluing. I used a basic Elmer’s purple glue stick and put the pink and black papers together. I made sure to line up the scallops to match each other.
And that’s it!