Monday, November 30, 2015

Happy Birthday Balloons

The challenge this week at the Kraft Journal is to make a project with garden green, pumpkin orange, and olive green.  What I came up with is about 180 degrees from what I had in mind but I kept it.  In fact, it is a birthday card for my SIL.
I started with Light Kraft Cardstock and found a piece of flocked designer paper which I used on the side.  Orange and Olive - check.  But what about the garden green?  I tried backing the HB balloon die cut with the dark color - not.  So maybe three balloons.  Yes, I think that is a keeper.  I tied three cords of hemp twine, two of them from the Dark Jewel Hemp and the Bright Hemp Cord packages and joined them together with a garden green bow.  The Stickles look really cool on the bow because as it reflects the light, the sparkles look orange.
The balloon die cut isby die-Mensions.  The two green balloons and bow are Silhouette files.
Oh, last thing - I put a piece of Buff Ivory Text paper behind the two green balloons to help the highlight.
So are you up for the challenge?  Let us see what you come up with.

Word Art Wednesday - anything
Allsorts - Autumn colors
Paper Sweeties - olive, pumpkin, brown
Simon Wednesday - anything
DLArt - November challenge


  1. Love your card with the balloons! Perfect use of the colors this week Marsha! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. What a pretty card, Marsha ... love those balloons! Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Sweeties this month :)

  3. Isn't it fun when your vision gets lost in the midst of your creativity! A beautiful card! Love the flocked paper, too! Thanks so much for joining us in the November Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge!

  4. A super design and perfect card for this weeks theme, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  5. A very nice balloon bouquet. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 211th AG challenge! Blessings, Carole

  6. Beautiful card Marsha! Love that balloon bouquet and die cut sentiment!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  7. Beautiful card, Thank you for joining in with us this week at Allsorts, Good Luck
    Kevin xx