I am so glad that it is Friday! It has been a crazy long week. I started this card last Saturday night when Jen and I went to scrap mania at Archiver's. I spent too much time talking and not enough time stamping that night so I had to finish it up at home on Sunday. This isn't my typical card, hence the lack of flowers or butterflies, but I thought it was cute. When I showed it to Tom he thought it was too plain...WHAT? Too plain??...this coming from the guy who always tells me I put too much on a card. I was going for a simple birthday card that could be used for anyone. The balloons are from the Birthday Balloons-Up Up and Away set from Firecracker Designs by Pamela. The blue balloons are stamped directly on the cloud pattern paper. I stamped the red ballons on white cardstock, cut them out, added glitter to the white reflection spots and added cardstock alphabet stickers. After all of that, I covered them in SU Crystal Effects and let them dry. After they were dry I tied the strings on. The red balloons are popped up with dimensionals. A lot of work for a "plain" card but I was happy with how it turned out. I like the shiney/realistic effect that the crystal effects gave the balloons.
Supplies used: Birthday Balloons-Up Up and Away by Firecracker Designs by Pamela, SU Brilliant Blue and Real Red cardstock, DCWV glitter cardstock, Cloud print designer paper from Michael's, Red self adhesive pearls, SU Crystal Effects, SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Cardstock alphabet stickers, dimensionals.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!