Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Happy Birthday, make a wish!

Hi Everyone!

I hope you're all having a wonderful week so far! Mine has been busy but productive as well. I have a simple birthday card to share with you today. I wanted to use some more muted and neutral colors with this design. I chose Iced Spruce distress ink and Green Leaf, and Lipstick Red from Simon Says Stamp for the balloons from Altenew's "Birthday Greetings" stamp set.
I did some masking; and after some trial and error finally got the balloons the way I wanted them. Masking is one of those techniques that admire a lot...but have such a hard time actually doing it!

To coordinate with the the balloons, I chose Kraft for my card base and then Ocean Tide, New Leaf and Pure Poppy from PTI. I added "Happy Birthday" sentiment beneath the balloons in Iced Spruce and then heat embossed the bottom sentiment with versamark and white embossing powder. Finally, I added some simple final details: white gel pen, stickles and some wink of Stella clear glitter pen over the balloons. 


1. Cards and More:Use Kraft card stock
2. Lemon Shortbread Challenge: Anything Goes
3. Retarte: Anything Goes
5. Little Red Wagon:  Celebrate 
6. Simon Says Stamp: Birthday

That is all for me today. Thanks for visiting with me. I hope you all have a fabulous day and I'll be back on Friday!


Unknown said...

Beatiful card.
Thanks for joining with us at Retarte# 74
Yaiza(Stampartpapel DT)

JanR said...

Fab card! Those balloons are neat. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Theresa said...

great card. love the colours you have used and your masking has paid off. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

Bettina L. said...

This is an elegant birthday card. Love the details. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck, Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Dori! I love the balloons and the colours are so bold and striking.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for our special 7th Birthday challenge
Mandy xx

Julie B said...

The kraft base certainly coordinates well with your chosen pallette here.
Thanks for sharing at Cards und More. :)

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