Monday, August 14, 2017

Balloon Birthday

While thinking about getting some fall cards made, I was looking through my stash of paper and came across this paper with candles. The result was a birthday card.
On a white card base, a panel of pink and a panel of black cardstock was adhered. On a smaller panel of white cardstock, a set of balloons were die cut and adhered along with a die cut sentiment and backed with black cardstock. Three colors of glitter paper were die cut and inlaid to finish the balloons. Glitter does not photo well, but they are quite bright and shiny!
In keeping with the sketch, three strips of ribbon were adhered across the patterned paper. The knots were purposely tied in an offset manner. The balloon panel was backed with foam tape and adhered over the ribbons. Three black gems were added. This was all adhered to the card base panels. The inside was decorated with three die cut balloon outlines.

The card is being submitted to:

1. Seize the Birthday
    (Option: "Tie One On")

2. Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #118

3. Just Us Girls #406

4. Paper Smooches July/August Challenge
    Theme: Anything Goes

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black, Blushing Bride
Paper: Stampin' Up! birthday paper (retired); glitter paper
Dies: Paper Smooches Party Balloons & Birthday Words
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape); ribbon and black gems from stash


  1. Love your glittery balloons and your bands of ribbon tied on the edge of your card Melanie! Really a super card! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Seize the Birthday, and please come back and join us again soon!

  2. Cute, card! Loving all the sparkle. Thanks for joining us this challenge. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  3. I think I still have a snippet of that fun DSP in my stash! I love the way you paired it with the awesome schparkly balloons and ribbon, Melanie!! Thank you for playing at JUGS!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. That candle paper makes a great background for your sparkly balloons! Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

  5. Oh, I love those sparkly balloons!! The colors are perfect. The candle DSP is a fantastic background too! :)

  6. Lovely card Melanie, love those sparkly balloons inside and out. This is a perfect birthday card. Great card and thanks so much for joining us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  7. What a wonderful celebratory birthday card. Your sparkly balloons are perfect, and I adore that patterned paper, really nice! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls!!
    Judy~ JUGS DT, Challenge Host
    {Judy's Happy Place}

  8. Love the paper, love the ribbons, love your interpretation of the sketch, love the balloons (I thought I had enough balloons, but maybe I need Paper Smooches balloons too). Fun and pretty card.