Happy Tuesday Afternoon Friends!
Being in need of a few more birthday cards for friends & family, that was my goal today!
So, I turned to the Paper Playful site to locate a few sketches to help get me started.
I found this fun sketch at the Tuesday Morning Sketches Blog so that's what I'm going with for this card. Here's the sketch they are offering this time around . . .
Even though most folks used an actual flower for their focus image,
I decided to use balloons to 'create' a flower for mine!
A bit different, but I think it works!!
I had a few left over balloons so I placed them on the inside panel (here's a peek inside) ... now all it needs is some loving words and it will be ready to mail!
I've used Tim Holtz 'Tumbled Glass' Distress Spray Stain and Tim Holtz 'Seedless Preserves' Distress Oxide Spray to create the background.
For my 'balloon bouquet', I've used the balloon dies from the Sue Wilson Designs - Shadow Box Collection - Celebrations die set and die cut them using panels of white card stock that I inked up using various Nuvo Diamonds Hybrid Ink Pads purchased from the Dies R Us Store.
I've used the small words dies from the Sue Wilson Designs - Perspective Collection - Happy set to create my sentiment panel.
Once I die cut the words, then I cut around the words using one of the banners from the Sue Wilson Designs - Frames & Tags - Stitched Flags set. This is one of my all time favorite sets to use for my sentiment panels.
I think it turned out pretty darn cute!
I hope the recipient thinks so too! What do you think??
Other Challenges to share in:
Cards 4 Guyz Challenge - No Patterned Paper (7/28)
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #124 - Anything Goes (7/27)
Get Creative Challenge #93 - Birthday