A celebration is not complete without party balloons. These balloons were die cut using Lawn Fawn Party Balloons dies and an assortment of cardstock scraps. The greeting is from Lawn Fawn Wavy Sayings along with a matching die. I made a frame using The Stamps of Life Stitched Rectangles. I added a bit of twine to each balloon from my twine stash from SU Paper Pumpkin kits. A bit of sparkle was added to each balloon. The star background is from a retired MFT birthday paper pack. I know whoever receives this card will love the sparkle and enjoy the party atmosphere.
This card has been entered in the Mod Squad Challenge and the CAS Colors & Sketches challenge. I posted both from Split Coast Stampers and wanted to share it here.
The inks remained on my desk after finished the last birthday card posted to these challenges. I decided to ink blend the colors to see how they would blend. They did okay, but I had a blob and couldn’t get it to blend more, so I finally decided to emboss the panel and see how it looked. I couldn’t decide what to place on it, then remembered this Lawn Fawn balloon die set. I cut the balloons, then got busy arranging. I decided on a greeting, then colored it with markers in the challenge colors. I have enjoyed creating with these colors.
I got excited with the color challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches, so I had to go play with the color. Mod Squad is featuring balloons, so I was able to mix the two together.
I had fun with the colors. For So Saffron, I used a Tombow marker that is a close match, for Bermuda Bay and Petal Pink, I used SU markers in those colors. The cardbase is Gina K Designs Blue Lagoon, which matches Bermuda Bay. I used Lawn Fawn Simply Celebrate and Simply Sentiments for the balloons and sentiment. Love this set and never use it enough. I enjoy Clean and Simple cards, so this was fun to create.
The cardstock and patterned paper are from The Stamps of Life. This is the first time I have used their patterned paper and cardstock together. Love how the colors match.
The front stamped greeting is from the Stampin’Up, March Paper Pumpkin, set called Poppin’ Birthday. The inside greeting is also SU called Bring on the Cake. This is for a 25th birthday as you can see with the numbers being colored.
I used Gina K Designs Red Hot ink for the greeting. It matched the paper perfectly. The Tombow marker #856 matches the ink and paper quite well, so it was used to color the numbers.
I made the fold out piece to either write something or place a gift card there. I can add a vellum envelope to hold the gift card, if needed.
Dies used are the Sizzix Framelits Flip-its with a circle. I thought circle was part of the name, but it doesn’t appear to be. I used SU Stitched Shapes Framelits for the white circles. The white paper is Whisper White from SU. This is also a first for me. I had a couple of pieces, so pulled one out to use with this card. It is a smooth white and bright. I really like it.
This is for my daughter who is not into pinks and frills. Hopefully this will be acceptable to her.
Here is one that is supposed to show a treat. It uses Hero Arts stamps from the first online order I made.
This next one is a fun one. The challenge is to “glam up the gray”, so I did my best to make Henry more glamorous.
So, Henry is the elephant from a set called Henry Says. He came from the thrift store for around $1. He is stamped on scrapbook paper that is called Textured Silver, but it looks very gray. He is even embossed using clear ink on top of the Narwhal ink from Lawn Fawn.
The last card for the challenges looks quite fun!
The guitar is from an SU set called Country Livin’. It is an acoustic guitar and in my household, it will not be turquoise. It had to have bright colors for the row I chose, to it will remain turquoise. The row I chose to create with is: Sequins, Bright Colors, Music. I used a patterned paper from Echo Park for the backgroud; it was already cut from another project. The balloons came from a Maymay Made It set called God is on the Move; it is a car set, Love Bug. I felt the guitar needed to have balloons so it looked like a birthday present. The Happy Birthday is a Lawn Fawn freebie set.
Thanks for hanging in there with my slow posting of these cards. I enjoyed creating them as it is a great stress relief and I have surely needed that. Enjoy! 🙂