Banners are such a fun page accent, and you often see small rows of banners (also known as garland or bunting) strung across the corner of a page as a whimsical embellishment. But banners can also be used as a major design element, and the patterns, shape, and repetition they add to a design is impactful. A recent page that I created for BasicGrey features their Tea Garden banner stickers, which I used to create a colorful background:
S U P P L I E S:
The banners were a great match with these photos of Riely on a wooden swing at the beach and helped me establish a carefree, easy feeling for the page. I first cut a large frame from grey cardstock and stitched a piece of vellum behind it. On top of this frame, I adhered rows of the banner stickers, aligning the rows on a slight curve to mimic the look of hanging garland.
Once the stickers were in place, I ran thin line of glue above the row and adhered a piece of white twine to connect the pennants. A few enamel dots atop some of the stickers were all I needed for embellishments.
While the banners are a focal point in this particular design, you could also use a similar treatment as a background, layering the photos and title over the top. But with certain page themes, it's fun to let the banners take center stage! Here's some examples of pages where I've used bold banner treatments:
So are you inspired to go big time with your banners? I'd love to see what you create!