Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Birthday Balloons

Well, the last of my company left this morning. Of course I was teary eyed because it's always hard to say goodbye to my parents...they live so far away, but I'll see them again in a few short months for Christmas. :)

While my mom was here she went through my four drawers full of cards and took home a big pile...I think she stocked up for every occasion until the end of next year. Hey, wonder if she took one to send back to me for my birthday in June...wouldn't that be funny! Anyway, my MIL's birthday is coming up and my stock of birthday cards is now critically low, so I decided to use this fun Balloon Circle image from Stamping Bella.
The Mojo Monday Sketch #107 was a perfect layout for this image and I chose to use fall colours because I saw this fun Show & Tell Challenge #5 in the Stamping Bella Forum on Splitcoast. Plus the fall colours work with my MIL's birthday because it's in October.

I started by stamping the Balloon Circle with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Bella's Bestest Paper and coloured it with copics. I punched it out using the 2" Marvy circle punch that the circle stamps are designed to fit. It needed dimension though so I stamped the image two more times, cut out the balloons and layered them with dimensionals. I adhered the image to a scallop circle of Really Rust.

The patterned papers are from Chatterbox and they've been in my stash for quite a while. I paired them with Kiwi Kiss and Really Rust then I stitched around the edges. I punched the fun border from a strip of Not Quite Navy and added some mustard grosgrain ribbon. I love this particular sentiment...the mix of fonts is really fun and it's the perfect size to tuck just about anywhere on a card. And, I just realized it's on sale for the low low price of 25 cents!!!! I finished by adding some sage Glitter Dots and Cinnamon Stickles to the dots on the balloons.

Don't forget to play along with this week's Bellarific challenge...it's a theme...ANYTHING BABY!!! You'll find all the deets on this post on Bloggabella. Em will be posting everyone's creations on Saturday this week which means you have until Friday night to email her a pic of your project. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

9 comments:

Janet said...

awwwwww what a super card!! Glad you got rid of some of your cards!! I gave a ton to Linda and her friends ;)
hugs

Jenn said...

What a FUN card! I am loving all those bright, cheery colors! :)

Emily Leiphart said...

So pretty! Love those layers!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

So bright and fun! Love the balloons, love the colors!

Danni said...

What a great card!

Jackie Pedro said...

Love that image and the fun colors! Great card, Karen!

Denise said...

Ohhhhh... I just LOVE this card! Great pizazz!
Denise

Margaret de Witt said...

Really great card Karen. Great use of the Mojo sketch but I really love your colour selection and the 3 dimensional feel of the balloons.

So glad to hear your parents were down for a visit. Next time you are up, I would love to have you over to play for a day.

Susan said...

Oh WOW! Love your card!