Six Balloon Hip Hip Hooray

It’s Friday. No four cards. No five cards. One card. Six balloons.

You see, I had something else in mind. I saw this sketch over at Try Stampin’ or not On Tuesday

…..and I decided to run with it. This is a wonderful sketch, after a flipped it for my design.

I had a thought of this combination. The Balloon Bouquet Punch and the Party Pop-Up Thinlits –

libbystamps, Stampin Up, Party Pop-Up Thinlits, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Schoolhouse DSP, Gold Foil Sheets, Big Shot Die Brush, Right? It’s quite fun, isn’t it? Very party-like!

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This Gold Foil is always a problem to photograph. I think you get the picture here though!

I decided to make the words stand out more by putting solid colored card stock behind them. It works really nice to make the point.

libbystamps, Stampin Up, Party Pop-Up Thinlits, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Schoolhouse DSP, Gold Foil Sheets, Big Shot Die Brush,  That whole panel, I popped up for a more dramatic effect. Even the balloons get to go a little ‘higher’. I painstakingly tied Baker’s Twine around each balloon on the next. The look is great. It’s just a challenge to do that, especially with the flatter ones!

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The overall card is totally fun. A party on a card!

Although the card design was inspired by a sketch, the meaning was driven from an important milestone. My husband got another clean bill of health, six years out. Reason to celebrate. Reason to have a party on a card. Reason to feel blessed.

So. Now you have a sketch, a card and a reason. I’d love to read what you think of my card share today!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Birthday Rose

Wow, I haven’t posted in a few days…sorry. I had a terrific Card Buffet this past weekend – I’ve been busy!

I posted the Buffet choices on my Facebook page. Go check it out.

I’ll share one of the cards from the class –

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Isn’t it pretty? Pretty sweet and elegant I’d say!

It was a popular choice too.

I was skeptical about this intricate die to tell the truth. I saw soooo many cards made with it. I had to ask people how it really was. I got no negative feedback. So, I took the plunge and bought it.

I did also buy the new Big Shot Die Brush to use with this thinlits die. It works like a dream! No need for waxed paper or dryer sheets or standing on you head. Really, just roll and it will release.

Back to the card. It’s a fun, feminine card. The In Color Envelope Paper was a great addition of color too. A tag, and some fun ribbon and you’re done! A wonderful creation!

What do you think? I’d love to hear read you comments!

Happy Stampin’
Libby