Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Birthday Balloons!

Hello! In keeping with this month’s Inspiration Emporium Challenge I have another celebration card. I’m always in need of a good birthday card (especially belated ones) so this will be a nice addition to the collection.


The other day I was tempted to place an order for some sequins even though I already have a nice selection of colors. I showed some restraint and didn’t place the order. Instead I challenged myself to use some of the ones I already own. Of course, after making a few cards with them I can justify ordering more styles and sizes. Right? LOL.

On this card I used a variety of the sequins in a glassine envelope to add some texture and fun to the card. I love it so much that you may see some similar projects/ideas in the near future. Well, if the ideas on my sketch pad actually get implemented.


The balloon from CMS154 Mini Blueprints 4 was stamped twice on watercolor paper and watercolored using Distress Markers. I picked up some Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pens recently, so I had to use the clear one to add a bit of shimmer to the colored balloons. Nice!

For a touch more texture I heat embossed the sentiment from CMS155 Simple Sentiments using Terra Cotta Antiquities Embossing Powder.


Let me know what you think. I always enjoy reading your comments!

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