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!

9 comments:

  1. 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

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  2. 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!
    :)

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

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  4. Your creation makes me happy~boo boos and all!

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  5. This is so fun! Great take on the sketch!

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  6. Great colors on your balloons and a fun design!

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

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

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  9. 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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