Sunday, 18 August 2013

Pistachio Birthday

I wasn't feeling it yesterday when I went into my craft room.  Not helped by the winter cold I've managed to pick up from my kids!  But I did make a card to cover three challenges:  the color challenge at Create with Connie & Mary; the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and the Birthday challenge at SUO Challenges.




I scored the base of my card in a diagonal pattern using my Simply Scored tool.  The circles are popped up on dimensionals.  The balloons are stamped in Blushing Bride and Pistachio Pudding and cut out.  The tails were stamped in the same colors and cut out.  By the time all that was done, the card still looked meh so I put some tiny rhinestones at some of the scored intersections and called it a day.




Thanks for looking.

Products used:

Stamps:  Up Up & Away
Cardstock:  Pistachio Pudding; Smoky Slate; Whisper White
Ink:  Blushing Bride; Pistachio Pudding; Smoky Slate
Accessories:  Simply Scored Diagonal Plate & Tool; Basic Rhinestones; 1 1/4" circle punch; 1 3/8" circle punch

Cheers
Karren

13 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Love that bold background pattern! Cute birthday card! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

Julie Gearinger said...

Great job incorporating all three challenges!! Love your balloons and the scored background is perfect!! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges :-)

Deb said...

Love the balloons done with the challenge colors! What a happy card! Love the scored lines and rhinestones! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Stef Perry said...

Karren, this is so pretty, I love the scoring and the rhinestones. Wonderful job on all three challenges!

Mary Brown said...

Oh this is just delightful! It is good to see someone else who is crazy enough to cut out those tag streamers for the balloons! LOVE the scoring and your are right...the rhinestones adds just a perfect touch of bling! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Jen Brum said...

Karren, this is fabulous! I love that textured background and the bling!!! Those balloons are perfect in the circles! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Nicole Tugrul said...

Gorgeous! First of all, I love that stamp set. Second, I LOVE your design!! Wonderful how you were able to combine three challenges in one! So glad you joined us for the Thursday Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Debbie Henderson said...

This card is so cute and adorable how you layered your ballons on the circles! Thanks for playing with us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

Margaret Raburn said...

Love the diagonally scored background. The balloons work so well with the elements of this sketch; I applaud you for all the detailed cutting!!! Beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Create with Connie and Mary this week!

Connie said...

Well, even though you didn't feel good, I love what you did with the balloons and the background. Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Melissa Davies said...

WOW! For someone who isnt feeling well, you sure rocked all three of these challenges!! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Karen Barber said...

BEAUTIFUL job on this unique card! LOVE it!!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is so cute!!!!