Saturday, September 26, 2020

The Celebration Continues . . .

Happy Saturday Everyone!

I hope you're having a wonderful day!
Once again, I've decided to play along in the new challenge over at Seize the Birthday Challenge Blog.  They are celebrating challenge #200 ... WOW!  And the rules are a little different but GREAT FUN!  Be sure to pop over and check it out.  
Here's what I've created today . . .
using their challenge logo as my inspiration! 
Both the colors and the balloons!

For today's card, I decided to create a 'slimline' card so I could use the height for the floating balloons.  I'm very happy with the outcome.  I started by creating my background panel using watercolor paper and TH distress oxide inks.  A spritz of water gives me the splatter I was looking for.

I've die cut my balloons by using the balloon dies in the Sue Wilson - Shadow Box Collection - Celebrations die set.  
 Sue Wilson Designs - Shadow Box Collection - Celebrations
 I've used the larger die for my card front and here's a peek at the inside where I've used the smaller balloon die.  My stamped sentiment is by Hero Arts.

The DT over at Seize the Birthday has shared some amazing creations for inspiration!  Be sure to pop over, check it out and play along.  Some fabulous prizes are being offered up as well!

Here's another view of today's card . . .



As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!


  1. Dear Darlene
    It is beautiful and love the slimline card. Blessings to you and yours

  2. Wow what a gorgeous card,fabulous

  3. Oh I love this Dar! Those shiny balloons against your DI background look terrific! Happy Saturday to you to!

  4. The balloons look 3D? Looks like they are shiny? Awesome card!

  5. Yeah! You made it back for card number two! Beautifully done background and the balloons are terrific too! So glad you played along again with our 200th Challenge at Seize the Birthday!

  6. Great slimline design and it pairs perfectly with the balloon die cuts! I love seeing the inside of the card!
    Hugs - Rachelle : )

  7. I love this one even better than your first one. Those balloons on a slimline card work so well. That die is my favorite and one that I used often, but I have never used the balloons. You have opened my eyes. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday 200th Challenge.

  8. A wonderful birthday card. Those balloons are so realistic looking.

  9. Fun card, love your blended background and the way you have highlighted your balloons. Great drawing of your strings!

  10. Another awesome background and the balloons floating up the tall card are so cool looking! Love the inside, too!

  11. Balloons....always right for a celebration! Great card!
    Lia xx

  12. Oh how I love that bouquet of balloons! Love love love the coloring and they look perfect on the slimline card!

  13. Hi there Beautiful! How are you? I see you're still creating super cute stuff! Guess what?....Dragonfly Journeys is back in action! Stop by and see me when you have a minute.

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  14. What a festive card! And I love that you accentuated your balloon die-cuts by using a slimline layout. Thank you for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen

  15. Fabulous card with the balloons looking so 'real'!! Good luck on the challenge as this is an awesome card!

  16. Echoing the others: your slimline balloons card is fantastic! Love the colours! Thrilled to see you in the Inkspirational gallery!


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