Monday, August 27, 2012

It's a Banner Day!

It's a banner day! Well, actually it's a typical Monday here. But for Flourishes it's a banner month.
This month Flourishes is celebrating their fifth anniversary--five years of gorgeous stamps and now cut files match their stamp for the Silhouette !  I am thrilled about these cut files! As part of the celebration, they are sponsoring several challenges.  One challenge, you guessed it, is to use banners.

I chose to have the banners hanging from a lace border, stamped with Flourishes Lace Edges in Memento  Expresso Truffle. Love this ink color!   The banners were cut with Spellbinder dies. Because the pearls used to "attach" the pennants to the lace were too white, I colored them with a pale yellow Copic to match the pennants borders.  The papers are from My  Mind's Eye Lost and Found Rosy paper pad.  (Shame on Hobby Lobby and Michael's for carrying these now, and for Hobby Lobby's frequent 50% off  paper discounts. I am so weak. I mean beautiful patterned paper pads for $3--those babies just jump in my shopping basket) I dry brushed some cream acrylic paint on the kraft base before adding the card panel.

Now for a bit of enabling. If like me you adore Flourishes stamps but have been hesitant to purchase from them because of shipping (a recent shipping estimate to Tennessee was $13.00 for some ribbon and one stamp set), check out  Chic and Savvy Crafters. Amber carries most of the Flourishes stamp sets and offers fee shipping in the US  for clear stamps and dies. I have ordered twice from her and will again.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


  1. Cammie, this is one beautiful banner card! Great design! Thank you so much for clebrating with us...hugs ~S~

  2. This is lovely, your lace holding up the banner is clever idea. So very lovely. Thanks for playing in Flourishes 2,4,6,8 Celebration!


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