Hello everyone and happy day! Liza here with a blog about a banner.
Summer is a time for lots of celebrations. As much as I enjoy having special themed decor, sometimes it's just about the PARTY! Family, friends, food, music, sunshine!
Today I bring you a two-sided pennant I made with the 5 Piece Acrylic Banner. Since the flags are clear, I used a double sided paper with a print of doily paper banners,on one side and bright pink stripes on the other, great for my summer patio party theme.
I started by tracing the triangle of the penant flag on the paper five times. Be careful to keep the tracing all the same direction if you have a pattern that should be "right side up" when on the flag! Then I cut them out and adhered them to the flags, alternating which side faced out.
I used a circle punch to add accent paper with a doily edge on each side, one facing up and one down. Using a pinecone diecut template, I die cut a spiral "flower" for every other on on the one side. The other side of the banner I left simpler.
Next I die cut the letters and added glitter glue before removing them from the sheet.
Adding glitter to the letters before removing them from the die cut mat allows a complete coverage of the edge and it holds them in place until they dry and you lift them out.
Once dry, I added a shadowed letter to one side and a single layer letter to the other.
I like the bright summer colors and mix of patterns on this side (lower two images), but the other side (top two images) is softer and more pastel for different kinds ocassions or just for contrast.
Some little scalloped shapes were left from the half-circle accent border punch, so I zipped a few through a sticker maker and made the tiny scattered blossoms with glitter centers! I added them around the letters.
To connect and hang the pennants I used sheer orange wired organza ribbon from my stash. To be a little different, I raided my daughter's camp counselor supplies and used plastic lacing cord, often used friendship bracelets, to make a bow on each corner. The two-tone pink cord is stretchy and rubbery and adds a different texture and a little extra "fluff".
Here are the two side of the banner. I made it two sided so it can be hung in a window, the top of a doorway, under a patio umbrella and looks good from both sides. Or you can choose your theme for the day!
I hope this inspired you to make an eye-catching summer celebration banner with acrylic! Enjoy!
- Clear Scraps 5 Piece Acrylic Banner
- Crate Paper Fourteen Collection -Crush pattern 12' x 12' paper
- Accent paper is from the Recollections 8.5" x 11" paper pack Cupcake Cuties
- Xyron adhesive
- Stickle glitter glue
- We R Memory Keepers Mini 8 Punch - Trellis
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Pine Cone die cut (left flat for flowers)
- Wired floral ribbon
- Plastic lacing