Friday, March 9, 2012

Bright Balloon Bouquet Birthday Bash

A little alliteration with your morning coffee, LOL!  Today’s Bright Balloon Bouquet Birthday  Bash card was a HUGE hit at the First Wednesday Card Club Meeting this month!  The bright balloon bouquet and primary colors got big nods and “When are we making this card??” queries as well.

The card class with this card and other multi layered cards will be held on Saturday, March 17th at 10am!  Please contact me to sign up.  Seating is limited to 15.Bright_Balloon_bouquet_Sharon_Field

Making use of Designer Series Paper Stacks, LOL and a little poppy parade card stock too.  I really don’t want to see that color drop from the line up, but will probably find a new favorite when the new in colors are announced.  (May just have to buy an extra pack to squirrel away just in case too!) punches and faux stitching with white gel pen

This tiny cupcake image is from the Itty Bitty Bits stamp set, and stamped with poppy parade ink.. who would have thunk?  A little faux stitching was added to the  Rich Razzleberry card stock circle using a white gel pen… no piercing this time and I just eyeballed it again…. LOL, it’s a lot easier to stay even when you have a smaller circle to work with!!birthday banner in poppy parade

The “Happy Birthday” banner was also stamped with poppy parade ink.  The cute curly cue sentiment is from the Curly Cute stamp set found in the idea book & catalog on page 168.birthday balloon bouquet

Of course the primary focal point of the card is a wonderful wispy balloon bouquet.  Several strands of linen thread were tied and attached behind the balloon bouquet to represent balloon strings.  Just a tiny little comma made with a white gel pen makes a big difference on a balloon, don’t you think?

Normally, I choose to make balloons with my small oval punch… but inspired by this week’s stampin’ queens sketch challenge, I chose to use a 1/2” circle punch instead.intentionally mismatched  brads

Three different colored brads add to the bold, bright fun theme of today’s balloon bouquet card.  LOL, I was fairly certain my club members would clamor to make this card and new that I didn’t have enough brads if they were all one color, so opted to mix it up a bit.  I think it works well given the primary color theme of the card… what do you think?


See you tomorrow with a new Super Saturday Tutorial!   We’ll be doing another brand new ink technique Winking smile  You won’t want to miss it!

I look forward to reading your comments!



Supplies Used in Today’s…

Bright Balloon Bouquet Birthday Bash Card Share:

Stamps:  Curly Cute (WM) 117104, (CM) 120510;  Itty Bitty Bits (WM) 117056, (CM) 120060

Card Stock:  Poppy Parade 119793, Daffodil Delight 119683, Rich Razzleberry 115316, Pool Party 122924, Certainly Celery 105125, Wisteria Wonder 122922, Marina Mist 119682, Melon Mambo 115320, Whisper White 100730

Designer Series Paper:  2011-13 In Color DSP stack 122384, Just Add Cake DSP 124339

Ink:  Poppy Parade Classic Ink Pad 119782, 2010-12 Stampin’ Write Marker Set 119801

Terrific Tools:  Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack 118309, 1/2” Circle Punch 118869, 1” Circle Punch 119868, 1” square Punch 124094, Mat Pack 105826, Paper Piercing Tool 116631

Awesome Accessories:  White Gel Pen 105021, Linen Thread 104199, Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430, Brights Collection Brads 119740

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Susan Carlson said...

Love the balloons! I'm creating cards for a "Birthday Bash" stamp camp in April, so I just might have to include a balloon card. Thanks for sharing! carlson_susan at hotmail dot com

Ellen Parker said...

What a cute birthday card! I just love those balloons!

Kelly Wentling said...

Hi Sharon! This sure is bright and cheery! I like all the colors you used.

Carolyn S said...

More balloons, and cupcakes, too. A happy birthday, indeed!

Lorican said...

I absolutly love the multie colored brads! Right on the money! Thanks for another bright(lol) Idea!

Kathy Mc said...

WOW, Sharon, you've certainly used lots of produts to make this creation. LOVE the balloons on strings and the bright colors you chose. You're absolutely right…again…that the white gel pen really adds dimension. The little wave in your banner sentiment also adds a nice finishing touch. Thanks for another chance to win your blog candy! bdlakebum at yahoo dot com

ellouise1969 said...

This is really cute Sharon. I love how something so simple as circles can be made to look so spectacular!!! The bold colours are fab. I agree with ur Poppy Pde sentiments...I thought I wld use it a lot more than I have....but now...just before it goes I am gaining momentum!!! Fantastic card.

Lisa808 said...

Cute card! Love the balloon bouquet and different colored brads.

Charlotte said...

Oh, what a delightful balloon bouquet! Looks so realistic - with the way the linen thread hangs from each one and then used to tie them all together. Like the way you curled your banner, too.

D Sparks said...

Very cute. Love the bright and cheery balloons.

Natasha said...

such a cute card!!

thanks for sharing on Serenity Saturday!
Can't wait to see what you link up later today!

Natasha xxx