there are a lot of summer birthdays in my family, which calls for a lot of fun, summery birthday cards. with a plethora of banners. :)
for the first card, i used a lot of distress inks. for the background, i used banners made from post-it notes to create a mask, then i used distress ink around the masks to add some dimension to the card. i used many different papers to create the actual banners, and opted out of using a string (real or drawn) to connect the banners, choosing to focus on the paper.
the second card here has a much more layered look, with different sized banner pieces and some different shapes thrown in for interest. to create the circle card, i simply cut 2 circles at 4 1/4″ diameter using a circle cutter, scored the bottom piece at 1/2″ creating the fold, and glued them together.
both cards were equally fun to make, though very different. hope you like them!