Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Flourishes Birthday Bash Banner

It's Flourishes 5th Birthday and we think that's a reason to celebrate! So... we are ushering in a 2-4-6-8, Help Flourishes Celebrate Day! We think that's a banner of a day and that's why banners are the focus of this final challenge for today! If you missed our 2PM Challenge, just click HERE.  Our 4PM challenge is HERE and our 6PM challenge can be found HERE if you need to catch up! If you play, we have some FUN goodie bags for our winners! Are you ready for the grand finale... the 8PM Challenge?

HOW TO PLAY: We're celebrating a Banner Day!  So, use a banner or pennant style embellishment on your card or creation! Use Flourishes stamps if you have them -- your entries will count twice. If you don't have Flourishes stamps, play along anyway, you could win some! If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCIS5D. You have until August 31st to enter and can enter as many times as you like!
Some of our designers hung banners to help Flourishes celebrate!  If you need some inspiration, be sure to hop on over and see... 
The OFFICIAL Rules…..
Simply create a banner inspired card or creation! Create a banner shaped card or add a little banner embellishment or tag!
Entries need to be in by Friday, August 31 by 5 PM EST.
Those that use Flourishes stamps will be counted twice for their entry.
You must link your creation on this post using our inlinkz widget in order to qualify.
You must have a link to our challenge in your blog or gallery post.
Please DO NOT combine challenges.
If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCIS5D.
We’ll announce the winners Tuesday, September 4th at noon CST!
HOW CAN YOU WIN?  Play in this challenge and that counts as one entry for a stamping prize pack (including stamps and other goodies!) Play in all five and you will be entered toward our grand prize! Winners will be drawn randomly but if your card is one of our designers' faves, your work will be added to our Customer Cards Gallery on Pinterest for all to see! So get those fingers inky and join us for our birthday bash!

I created a banner for the party that says "Happy"!

A close up of one of the "Y".

The side profile of the "P" on the banner pennant.
I chose to hang it in my youngest daughter's room, because she's not a morning person, like her mommy; so it can remind us to enjoy the mornings together ;)
For the banner, I used Flourishes Letters In Blossom set that I watercolored in with the following Letraset Aqua Markers: Bamboo, Spring Green, Eggshell, Straw Yellow, Raspberry, Sangria and Twilight Blue. I sponged around each letter with Scattered Straw and Antique Linen Distress Ink to pop them off the background of Flourishes Classic White and Kraft paper. The letters are cut out with Spellbinder Parisian Accents, I popped up on popdots and placed them over an open cutwork design cut from my Silhouette Cameo. They were then layered over the Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennants and under the pennants, I adhered a paper lace doily. The pennants are hung on Flourishes Kraft Jute Twine, with tiny clothes pins and as an added finishing touch, I added some gold pearls here and there.

Have a peak at the other Flourishes Banner inspirations we have for you!
Thank you for visiting and have fun with your challenges! 


  1. Oh Amanda! You rocked this challenge. Your banner looks AMAZING!!!
    Hugs and smiles

  2. I love the tag die you cut the letters out with! This is a gorgeous creation!

  3. Good golly that's gorgeous!!! Love all the frilly details! Great use of the alpha stamps! Stunning work Amanda!

  4. So that should make your daughter smile!! I love banners...all kinds, they are so fun!!

  5. Wow, Amanda! This is so lacy and so beautiful! What a great idea to hang it in your daughter's room! Hmmm, I'm not a morning person either! Maybe I need to make one for my room!!

  6. Holy smokes Amanda...your banner is W-O-W!!! I love cool!!! Have a great weekend...hugs ~S~

  7. Such a sweet banner Amanda! And I love the thought behind it too :) Not much of a morning person here either!

  8. Amanda, this is BEAUTIFUL! What a wonderful creation, and I hope your daughter LOVES it!

  9. OH MY... GASP!!!!!! I am not a morning person either but gosh -- seeing this creation would make me HAPPY! Maybe you need to wrap yourself in the banner this week... ;-) HUGS lady!

  10. Oh my goodness, this is the most elegant, gorgeous, feminine banner I have ever seen!! Your daughter is blessed to have this hanging in her room. You have really set the standard for banner making now.

  11. What a beautiful banner, talk about creative!


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