Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy Birthday -- balloons



1. One Layer Simplicity - "Attractive Opposites"  - my opposites are the rectangular shape filled with the oval balloons -- Also the small print "happy"  and the large cursive "birthday

2. CAS(E) this Sketch 104

3. NBUS Challenge #3 - hosted by Darnell at D J Kardkreations.  I've enjoyed following Darnell's blog for several years now. I am sure you will enjoy it too!


4. Seize the Birthday - the "topping" is "PARTY" -- balloons are certainly needed for a party!

The original concept for this card design came from Susan R at Simplicity.  She made this beautiful card.  Susan always gives great design tips.  

I also used this layout on two other cards that can be seen HERE .  I just looked at Susan's blog again... she has also used this design again-- take a look HERE.  

The balloon stamps are from PaperTrey Ink -- except the bows and "birthday" - I think are Avery Elle.

Christmas vacation is over.  Back to work today.  Luckily I really like my job.  Teaching life science to a bunch of 11 year olds is a hoot!  

As always, thanks for looking and your comments!  I hope you are having fun at your job too. 

16 comments:

  1. Love that idea Carol, so clever! Hazel x

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  2. Oh how clever...I love this design, must remember this because it is really awesome looking! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

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  3. LOVE this!! The colors, the layout, the balloons - love it all!

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  4. Not exactly sure how you've achieved it, but those balloons are magical. Opaque yet transparent. A bit shaded. A total eyecatcher in the NBUS gallery!

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    1. Thanks! I used Tsukeniko neon pigment inks -- I first stamped the balloon in the lighter shade, then partially inked the stamp in a darker shade and smudged it a bit before stamping over the first stamped image. That is what gave it the shaded look. Thank you for taking the time to comment!!

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  5. I love the bright fun colours and the overlapping stamping! So glad you joined us at OLS!

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  6. I love your take on the "attractive opposites" challenge at OLS, Carol! That design is a keeper, for sure! All your cards and all of Susan's are outstanding using it! I love the colors and read your comment above to Maria about the genius way you achieved it ~ thank you for that! And thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #3 and for your kind words! Happy New Year!! Mwah! Darnell

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  7. I love those party balloons Carol!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) this sketch and Seize the Birthday!

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  8. This is so cool! What a fabulous design. Great colours too. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

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  9. This is a superb card; I love the colours you chose and the arrangement of images.

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  10. I saw ​your card linked at the NBUS challenge and just had to come see it in more detail. Awesome card! I am now your newest follower and would be honored if you visited my blog and became a follower too. http://karenskreativekards.blogspot.com/

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  11. Great card! As the view from the window behind which fly balloons birthday:-) Great idea!
    Regards,
    Bozena

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  12. Great card! As the view from the window behind which fly balloons birthday:-) Great idea!
    Regards,
    Bozena

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