Happy Birthday Balloon Card

by Joanne James19. March 2015 08:05

It's time for a new Thursday challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary and this week we have a great sketch challenge for you:

I decided to turn the sketch through 180 degrees for my card - here's what I came up with:


That circle was just asking to be made into a balloon, don't you think? I used a piece of Tangelo Twist for my base, matted with a piece of Night of Navy and a piece of the lovely Balloon Bash DSP - the gold foil balloons in the pattern looked like the little dots on the sketch I thought. I stamped my balloon in Night of Navy on Whisper White and heat-embossed the 'birthday' in gold, cutting out using the co-ordinating framelits, adding a small gold foil bow and a string of gold sequins to finish it off and popping it up on dimensionals.

Such a simple card, yet the DSP really shines and the touches of gold make this card really special. Do check out how the rest of the Design Team have interpreted the sketch - there's some great inspiration to be found!

I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Comments (7) -

Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
3/19/2015 2:15:22 PM #

Love how you used the balloon DSP with the stamped balloon...ties together perfectly.  Love the gold accents...just the right touch of bling!


Lisa Young
Lisa YoungUnited States
3/19/2015 2:31:56 PM #

You were so clever to turn the sketch and use it as a balloon! I love how you kept it simple and used the balloons as the dots in the sketch.


Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
3/20/2015 9:19:43 PM #

Great color choice, Joanne!  I love how you flipped the sketch over and the touched of gold you added!  


Alison Barclay
Alison BarclayAustralia
3/21/2015 12:05:15 AM #

Such a simple card but so impressive with your choice of background and balloon design. I love the gold sequins, gold die cut and gold embossed sentiment. I think I will HAVE to CASE this card. It ROCKS!!!


Chris Slogar
Chris SlogarUnited States
3/21/2015 5:17:42 AM #

I love to see a whole background of this specialty paper - it really does shine!  You have paired it so nicely with the Celebrate Today balloon and gold accents!  Great card!


Margaret Raburn
Margaret RaburnUnited States
3/23/2015 2:27:55 AM #

Such a great idea to turn the sketch upside down and use the balloon and that wonderful balloon paper!  Wonderful gold details you've added!  The recipient will love this beauty!


Bridgette Jones
Bridgette JonesUnited States
3/24/2015 3:10:48 PM #

This is such a fun and cheerful card. I really love color combo and the bling on the balloon is great!


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