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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Birthday Balloons

My son celebrated his birthday at the end of July and I made several cards for the occasion. This is the one I made for my husband and I to give him. I used a variety of stamps and dies to create this card  - it's always fun to use favourite sets and incorporate them into one design.

 Card Front Description:
* Lots of colourful balloons: cut and stamped then arranged with foam dimensionals. Embroidery floss used as the balloon strings.
* Mover's and Shakers Zipper die: used to create the sentiment panel. 
* The grass (Hanging Out) and the sky and cloud details were added with stamping and sponging techniques. Polka dots were stamped in a variety of colours to resemble little flowers.

* Sentiment (Movers & Shakers): Star Spangled Blue ink (Close to My Heart)
and  "Pull Here" : Harvest Gold ink (PTI)

Here's the 'secret" sentiment, revealed when the 'zipper' was pulled. The inside strip was sponged with more blue ink and a few of the coloured dots, so it blends very well with the panels above and below.

* Pure Poppy balloon and Fine Linen 'string'.
* Striped paper, cut with Rick Rack Border die and outlined with blue marker.
* Sentiments stamped in blue ink, with "32" (Postmarks) stamped in Pure Poppy.

Card Details: (PTI, unless noted)
Stamps - Heart-2-Heart #2, Movers $ Shakers Sentiments, Hanging Out, Polka Dot Basics, Postmarks
Inks - Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, Fine Linen; CTMH: Star Spangled Blue, Crystal Blue, Clover Meadow
Paper - Stamper's Select White; Bazzill: North Sea;  Echo Park: hello SUMMERRecollection: Cream
Dies - Movers & Shakers: Zipper Die, Heart-2-Heart #2:Balloon die, Cloud dies, Rick Rack Border die.
Other Supplies - embroidery floss;  EK Succes 3D-Dots;  Zig Writer Marker: Blue Jay

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.


Tricia said...

What a fun card!!!!

Leigh said...

I love your large bunch of balloons tied together with twine! Great card, Karen!

Luanne said...

What a great card! I love all the colors of your cute balloons. Now I may have to get that set...lol!~

Anonymous said...

Love your card. Great Balloons. Thanks.

Lorraine said...

Another beauty, Karen! Love how you mix and match the different stamps & elements! Oh and I love the inside design too!