Riley Balloons

For March, MarchtotheBeat challenge, I was sent Riley and Company Balloons with SU Designer Series Paper. I created two cards.

For this image, I stuck to all blues. The white paper is Thick Basic White by SU, which the person stamped in Memento Black ink. My alcohol markers bled a bit but not much I could do about it, so I finished the card. I used SU In the Navy for my cardbase and accent color.

For this card, I went searching for a close match to the DSP. Again, I used the Navy CS and added a color called Purely Pomegranate to actually read the Happy. The Happy is a SU die that I have used very little. The inside reads Happy Birthday.

I enjoy this swap challenge as I get to use images provided by someone else along with my stash. Sometimes the swap hostess has been providing patterned paper and that has been a treat to use. I do my best to match the DSP with markers and CS from my stash.

Both of these cards went out in the mail today in a package heading for a nursing home. I am thrilled to be able to send completed card on to actually be used. This way the person gets to shop through a box and select the card that they wish to send to someone in their life.

6 thoughts on “Riley Balloons

  1. So cute! You did a great job coordinating papers and colors on both. Sounds like a fun challenge to use what is sent to you along with what you have. And GREAT that they will be used by someone in the nursing home!

  2. Your cards are awesome. Adorable colored image and patterned papers. So sweet that they will be going to a nursing home for enjoyment.

  3. your kindness in sending these to a nursing home is wonderful and the cards are too. You did a great job on matching colours and papers. Love the little image – its adorable.

  4. They are both so adorable. What a wonderful idea to send cards to the nursing home so those who can’t get out can still remember their loved ones.

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