Thursday, 24 April 2014

Balloon Trio

It's time for another challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and this week our hostess is Cindy Lovell, all the way from Germany.  Cindy has a wonderful style and I love the way she combines different elements on her cards.  Here's the sketch for this week:



I love circle elements on cards, so I was excited to see this sketch.  


I decided early on to use my new SSS balloon dies for this card and I also wanted to use my Winnie & Walter set again.  Then I saw the colors in the W&W logo and the final piece came together - my color scheme of orange, pink, yellow, green and blue - not a complete match to the logo but close enough.

I cut the big balloon from Old Olive DSP and the smaller balloons from Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo cardstock.  I tied black twine around all the balloons after stamping some images from Big Bang Confetti on the smaller balloons.

The word "happy" was embossed with Pool Party EP then the "birthday" stamped under it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Thanks for looking.  If you haven't already, be sure to visit the FMS blog and check out the inspiration from the rest of the design team.

Products used:

Stamps:  Big Bang Confetti (W&W), The Big, The Bold & The Happy (W&W)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Brights DSP
Accessories:  Balloons Dies (SSS), Pool Party EP, Black American Crafts Twine, Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT)

Cheers
Karren

17 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

You are a genius! I love how you made a balloon for the circle element! So clever and so cute!

jkaymac said...

I adore this card. For some reason it really "spoke" to me. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Cheryl said...

Love, Love, Love the balloons! Wish Stampin'Up! had balloon framelits!!! Thanks for sharing a great clean and simple card! I agree with Linda, love the balloon as the half circle!

Jen said...

You are so clever! Nothing quite says "happy birthday" like balloons!

Patti said...

This is so great!! I just love how you made the large background circle into a balloon! Brilliant : )

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Amy O said...

So clever! I love the balloon theme, and the large balloon works so well with the sketch. Love it!

Scrappy Géri said...

Brilliant idea and a beautiful card :)

Cindy Hall said...

What a fabulous birthday card! Love the balloons and really love the sentiment font! Perfect for this card.

Cindy Lovell said...

Perfect Karren!!! I just love big balloon and the awesome fun colors!! Great job!!!

Jen Brum said...

Okay, this is super cute! Love all of those balloons! Super creative! Such a great birthday card!

Narelle Farrugia said...

You're so very clever! I LOVE how you've tied in the balloons with the bigger balloon in the background - loving all that white space too!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You did Cindy proud with all the elements on your terrific card, Karren! Those balloons are awe-mazing!! Hugs, Darnell

Richi Migal said...
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Richi Migal said...

if i would ever asked to choose the best card among those i would never do it...why? because it is impossible to name the best one
your card is so joyful and full of childhood!! great job girl!

my cards are not to far good though i am trying my best and look for new ideas and crafty people to talk with and see their results, it always helps

here is my blog http://smilingcards.blogspot.com/ always gald to see you with the baloon mood))

Kelly S. said...

An awesomely creative take on the sketch! Absolutely love the big balloon you created!

LeAnne said...

This is the CUTEST!!! Love that big balloon you used for the background element....ingenious!

Rita Wright said...

How did I not notice that the "circle" is actually a balloon too?! I really need to up my coffee intake by a cup or seven. Fabulously fun card!