Saturday, April 1, 2017

Birthday Balloons

Hello friends, and a happy April Fool's day to you. No tricks here today, I promise! April showers have begun early in New York as it has been pouring cats and dogs for most of the week. I hope some warmer temperatures will follow. I have a simple birthday card for a couple of challenges today, using some new goodies from Mama Elephant.

I'm playing along with the layout at CAS(E) this sketch along with the inspiration at The Card Concept. I was inspired by the beautiful purple-aqua-gold color scheme, along with the repeating bottle element, though I used balloons instead.

How could I not play along with Darnell's Big Fat Card Boo Boo / NBUS challenge?! My NBUS items are all three of the stamp sets I used and the Happy die, listed below.

For my boo-boo's, take your pick! How about a crooked balloon string, or perhaps a splattering of purple ink where it doesn't belong? Or how about a balloon double-stamped in my Misti that is misaligned just a smidge? Can't really see my mistakes? Click on the photos for a close-up of my screw-up! There are no lack of mistakes on my craft desk! Perfectionist that I am, the boo boos went in the trash. Thankfully, the third time was a charm :)

I thought the addition of some black made this card a little more grown up as it is going to an adult. For the Happy sentiment, I cut the sentiment twice in black and once in white.  The white layer was inked up with some gold pigment ink before gluing them all together.

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Good Times, Fair Feathers, Brush Strokes (Mama Elephant)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Black (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Purple Wine, Ocean Waves (Altenew), Galaxy Gold Brilliance (Tsukineko)
Tools: Big Shot, Happy Die (Mama Elephant)

Have a great weekend!


Darnell said...

That's a very festive adult birthday card, Sandy! I like the floating balloons and how they are different colors and overlap; I especially like the plain black outline one which gives a cool effect! AND I like that you inked your Happy, rather than cut it out of shiny gold! Lots of take-away from this design! Way to go using your NBUS and for being a good sport to share your boo-boos! Thank you for playing with me!! Love ya, Darnell

Nancy Farrell said...

Great adult card, male or female too! You are very funny with your boo-boos. I certainly couldn't find any until you pointed to them. I have always liked balloons. I think they are very happy and always put a smile on everyone's face.
Happy Weekend! Hope all is good with you!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Even with the boo boo on it I love your card design. Gorgeous design and colors.

Marlena M. said...

Your creation makes me happy~boo boos and all!

Leigh Penner said...

This is so fun! Great take on the sketch!

Julia Aston said...

Great colors on your balloons and a fun design!

Michelle said...

Lovely creation! Love the mix of balloons, your colors and gold!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, how fabulous is that balloon background?! Just makes me smile! So glad your could join us at The Card Concept.

Becca Cruger said...

This is definitely fun and funky! I love how the transparency of the ink overlaps through the balloons. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept.

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