Thursday, June 7, 2018

Birthday on the Beach

It's been quite a while since I posted anything.  Life gets in the way.  My mom has Alzheimer's and her living situation in the fall was not working.  Then she got very ill, and was hospitalized for over a week.  So we hunted for a place for her.  So much family drama.  Finally by the end of January we found a place for her.  She is very happy, and so much stress has been relieved within the family.

Someone I work with asked me to create a special card for his wife's 40th birthday.  They love the beach, water, etc.  Seastar's and sand dollars are also special to them.
finished size = 5x7
 I love this card by Samantha Mann.  And I "borrowed" her color scheme.

I used distress inks to color the balloon die (from Simon Says Stamp).  I sprayed that with perfect pearls spray for some real nice shine. 
I stamped and embossed the palm trees, island, and birds from Newton's Nook.  The card stock and Happy Birthday die and stamps are from Paper Trey Ink.  The 2 shells are real.  The little starfish is a small stamp from a $1 set.  

Here is the inside of the card - with the requested sand dollar.

I am putting this into the following challenges:

2) AAA Cards The 4th Big Birthday Bash

As always, thanks for looking.  I really loved making this card. 


  1. How ingenious to create a scene on the balloon, really love that idea! Thanks for linking up and joining in with AAA Cards birthday celebrations.

  2. Love your beach scene on the balloon and your seashells in the sand adds so much fabulous texture to your design! Really awesome card, Carol! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

  3. Super fun stamping on the balloon - turned out great! Thanks for joining in at STB

  4. Such lovely work you have done here! Thanks for joining AAA Cards Birthday celebrations. Hugs Åsa

  5. So creative! This is a first for sure.... a beach scene on a balloon! So happy to have you in our gallery at Seize the Birthday!

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