Thursday, November 14, 2013

Happy Birthday Balloons

Another birthday in the family. This card is for a six year old.  I used the Doodle Pantry set, "Birthday Bash".

 The recipient loves bright, loud colors, especially orange and crazy designs and shapes.
It is not often I make a card that is not A-2 but this one just had to be longer than the norm. 
I printed the pre-colored images ( box ,balloons, and sentiment) where I wanted them to be on the card, Then printed up another page with balloons and box so I could do some paper piecing. (Green balloon is colored with Kohinoor pencils) The twines are put on with score tape on the first layer balloons and then tucked into the back side of that panel by slipping them through a cut I made with a craft knife.  I added diamond glaze to the balloons before I cut them out and popped them up on the card. Also fussy cut out some of the ribbon on the box so I could put it on top of the twine.
The edge is a Reflections punch. 
I really like how it turned out because it really shouts this little girls name.

Thanks for looking and for taking the time to comment.

Ribbon Carousel - celebration
Crafty Cardmaker - paper piecing
Frosted Designs  - gift on card
Di's Digis - girly
Crafty Creations - punches
Penny's Paper Crafting - sentiment
Paper Shelter - someone special


  1. How awesome....and what a happy card! I love the dimension you gave it. Thank you for the inspiration. Boy, I need to make up so birthday cards and your card has energized me.

  2. Your balloons look amazing! I almost feel like I could stick a pin in them and POP!

    Thanks for sharing your beautifully vibrant card with us

    Crafty Cardmakers

  3. I just LOVE this card. So much detail, but that only makes it more amazing. The recipient is lucky girl!!! Love the colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Creations.

  4. Great card - love the balloons.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  5. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  6. What a bright fun card! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

  7. What a great colourful card Marsha! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week, wishing you good luck! Susan x

  8. Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Shelter and good luck! :)
    Anna DT

  9. Brilliant card love the image and design. Thanks for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER Challenge this week, hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sheryl xx

  10. I love how you made the balloons tie onto the package...hadn't thought of that!! So I might just be lifting that ideal from you!! And now I want that border punch! So cute!

  11. Fabulous card! I love the bright colors! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

  12. Great card...Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge this fortnight.
    Wendy xx