Another week has come and gone, can you believe it? I hope my friends in the Northern Hemisphere are making the most of the last days of summer. My little family has been busy trying to squeeze in as much fun as possible before school starts. How about you?
It just wouldn't be the start of another weekend without a new CAS-ual Fridays challenge, of course. :) This week we want to see your clean and simple designs using banners and flags!
I never really jumped on the banner trend, though I love seeing them on other people's cards and layouts. To get my creativity flowing, I did a quick search on Pinterest and came across this fantastic quilt:
|Source: flickr.com via Christina on Pinterest|
This design really spoke to me with its bright patterns on a crisp white background and perfectly stitched seams. It was super easy to turn it into a card, too.
Using a banner die, I cut all of the banners from papers in the Fancy Pants Off to School collection. The red banner was stamped with a paper clip from Paper Smooches Smarty Pants set.
All of the banners were adhered to a white panel that was debossed with the Linen & Canvas impression plate, as a nod to the fabric in the inspiration piece. I stitched across the tops and added tiny bows on the edges.
With such a busy background, I didn't want a fussy sentiment treatment, so I simply punched a circle from lined paper, stamped a sentiment from Smarty Pants, and adhered it with foam tape.
Cardstock: WPlus9 Design Studio (White)
Patterned paper: Fancy Pants (Off to School)
Stamps: Paper Smooches (Smarty Pants)
Ink: Stampin' Up! (Chocolate Chip)
Tools: Papertrey Ink (banner die, Linen & Canvas impression plate), EK Success (circle punch)
The other Girl Fridays have even more fun and clever uses of banners and flags to share today, so stop by and leave them some love, too! I can't wait to see your entry in the gallery! :)
Thanks, as always, for your visit! Have a fabby weekend!