Saturday, May 16, 2015

Happy Balloons

What goes with Happy Birthday greetings better then balloons.
 I wanted to use this "happy birthday" die from Paper Smooches and I knew I wanted the words to be multicolored.  I also wanted some simple balloons for accents so I used a stamp and die cut set of circles by Simon Says Stamp.  This set also includes an outline stamp to match each circle.  I used Distress Stamp pads for the coloring of the balloons and I hand drew the little strings.  
  For my colored words, I took a piece of watercolor paper and made colored stripes with Distress Stains and a stripe stencil from Clearsnap.  With some spritzes of water, the inks ran and created the neatest, soft colored stripes.  I cut the die cut word from my colored piece of paper and I also cut it out of a plain piece of watercolor paper, making sure of my placement of the words.I wanted to use the negative of my word and fill that with my colored set of words.  Because my background piece of cardstock for the card base is turquoise, I let that show through the openings of the letters.  
 This fits the Stampin' Celebration challenge because of the colors and the strings on the balloons. 


Plus the Pals Paper Arts color challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

12 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!

wendi said...

Love the balloons and. Olof combo on the card! Very cute.

Loll said...

Awesome design Linda. LOVE your multi-coloured die-cut sentiment ... and those balloons are so fun. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

LiZdesign said...

Love your card!! Really nice take of the inspirational picture, stunning! Thank you for joining us at Stampin' Celebration!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Love the fun colors and your pretty design. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Nancy said...

What a fabulous card and I love all the variety of colors!! Super job with our challenge! Thanks for playing along with us over at Seize the Birthday!

OttawaMom said...

Bright and colourful and so much fun with those balloons! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin' Celebration and Seize the Birthday!

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous! Love those scribbly balloons, and the sentiment is very effective. Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

Hannelie said...

Lovely to see this beautiful card in the gallery at Seize the birthday Linda!
Thanks for sharing!

Peggy Noe said...

Love everything you've done on your card, especially the watercoloring of the challenge colors for the sentiment/die. Neat technique! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Pals Paper Arts!

Michelle Quinno said...

Fabulous card! I love the colors on the die!

Heather North said...

Love the bright colors of your die cuts set against a crisp white background. Thanks for playing along with Stampin' Celebration!