Hello. I'm the artist of two texture packs, and today i'd like to show you a cool way to make banners for your texture packs! When done, they'll look like the ones in my signature.
Note: To do this, you'll need an add-on that lets you outline objects. I forget where to find the one I use. Sorry! I hope the tutorial works for you and you can make some nice banners for your texture pack(s)!
Once you have an awesome banner, upload it to a photo uploading site like Tinypic or Imageshack. Take the direct link of this image, and replace the part that says DIRECTLINK in the template below with your image's direct link. Take a link to your thread, replace THREADLINK with your thread's link. It should be a clickable banner that takes you to your thread. Hope this helps you too! =D
Alternatively for GIMP, you can type out the words in a single color, select by color to select the words, then copy the texture you want to use and drag it from the layers menu onto the selected area, and it will bucket fill with the texture.