birthday cards - Birthday Banner

Tags: birthday cards, tree, banner, penant, bright, cheerful, flag

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  • PS
  • Kansas City, MO, US
  • Minted Jun 3, 2010
  • 21 Comments made
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A colorful banner annouces Happy Birthday to your loved ones.


birthday cards, tree, banner, penant, bright, cheerful, flag

colors shown:

Green, Red, Orange, Turqiose, Purple


Rockwell Sketch, Bodoni, Little Days

design inspired by:

4" x 9.375" Folded Card

submitted on:

Jun 29 2010

Edited on:

Jul 19 2010

average score:




The Happy, Happy Birthday Card Challenge - See designs critique this design

rating closed
final average score: 2.47
birthday cards - Birthday Banner by PS


Version 3 - submitted on Jul 19 2010 - no comments

Version 2 - submitted on Jun 29 2010 - hide

Laura Hancko on Jun 30, 2010 at 12:08pm
Laura Hancko
  • Minted May 19, 2010
  • 14 Comments made
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I like your revision! The white banner flags help to put more emphasis on the type and less on the banner itself. Really nice!

Jana Volfova on Jun 30, 2010 at 12:52pm
Jana Volfova
  • Minted May 11, 2010
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I really like your design! Nice illustration.

PS on Jul 2, 2010 at 5:14pm
  • Minted Jun 3, 2010
  • 21 Comments made
  • 2095 Votes cast


Snow and Ivy on Jul 2, 2010 at 6:49pm
Snow and Ivy
  • Minted Mar 7, 2010
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This is so sweet - I really love your illustration! The grass around the trees seems a little sparse to me... I wonder if it would work better without it... or maybe a few sprigs trailing off away from the trees? I really love the style of the trees though - gorgeous!!

heather manor on Jul 6, 2010 at 8:15pm
heather manor
  • Minted Mar 12, 2010
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i think this is one of my favorite ones, lovely!

Version 1 - submitted on Jun 29 2010 - hide

Design Lotus on Jun 29, 2010 at 3:29pm
Design Lotus
  • Minted May 9, 2008
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hi erin. I have no doubt birthday banners will be a very popular design element in this challenge. I might try differentiating your design a little more by going with a monochromatic color scheme - or maybe a white banner with colorful letters instead. I would also loosen the tension on the banner so it's not as taut between the trees - in my opinion it would feel more relaxed/carefree. =D

PS on Jun 29, 2010 at 4:01pm
  • Minted Jun 3, 2010
  • 21 Comments made
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All good suggestions. I will work on it more. I am just a little disappointed because I love this color scheme, and it was what I had in mind before the other one went up. I think the white with colored letters might set it apart enough and still keep the colorful element that I want.