And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Bountiful Balloons

Happy Saturday, everyone!  It's time for a new sketch at The Sweet Stop!  My card this week was inspired by Bridget Finlay's Wired Balloons card which was inspired by Colleen Dietrich's Baby Balloon Bouquet!  So we have balloons to bring hugs, balloons for baby, and balloons bearing birthday wishes...hope you are inspired by these bountiful balloons!

Here is my card for this week's sketch:

Creative Nugget:  Sweet 'n Sassy's new Birthday Bash set and matching Birthday Bash Dies made this card a snap to put together.  The cheerful designer paper was laying on my work table, so I don't remember which paper pad it came from any more, but the colors were replicated on the die cut balloons by sponging on Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler, Pretty in Pink, and Pumpkin Pie inks.  A doily was used for the circle element on the sketch.  Hemp twine was taped to the back of each balloon and all the ends were tied together near the bottom.  The balloons were then mounted on the doily with dimensionals. The horizontal panel was embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder and attached to the card.  Some messy stitching was added around the border.  The cupcake paper was stamped directly on a scrap piece of DP that had been die cut.  The icing was also die cut and sprinkles were stamped on using matching inks.  Stickles was added to the balloons and the sprinkles for a little sparkle.  I found that the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Timeless Classic Stamp Set fit perfectly on the banner to finish the card.

Be sure to check out all the fabulous samples created for you by the Sugar Babies and join us this week at The Sweet Stop!

Sugar Babies

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.  I wish to extend sincere gratitude to all of you who have friends or family serving in our military.  Their sacrifice is greatly appreciated and I pray for them often!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Birthday Bash, Timeless Classic (SNSS)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Pumice Stone Distress Ink (Ranger), Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie (SU!)
Paper: Select White (Neenah), True Black (PTI), Baja Breeze (SU!), DP (unknown)
Accessories: Birthday Bash Die Set (SNSS), Sew Mini (Janome), Sizzix Embossing Folder, Banner Die (PTI), Hemp Twine, Diamond Stickles (Ranger), Doily


Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet birthday card Cathy. Fun colors and elements. Love the popped up balloons and the touch of sparkle. Great take on the sketch!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

This cool and fun card is making me hungry! Love the colours. We don't have Memorial weekend here, but it is a Bank Holiday for us, so no work Monday! Whoot. Have a great weekend, much lovely. X

Unknown said...

This is such a great birthday card! I love those balloons and the way they sparkle and shine!

nwilliams6 said...

Wonderfully done! Love the balloons and the cupcake - makes me want some now!!! Hugz!

Cynthia said...

Super cute Birthday card, Cathy! Love your take on this week's sketch.

Robin Parker said...

Cathy, this is awesome. Love how you used the balloons for your circle. Great idea. Love the cupcake as well, yummy!!

Lisa Walsh @ said...

Hi Cathy,
What a gorgeous design. I love the balloons & how they sparkle. Wonderful work. I have pinned it to my Birthday Designs Pinterest board :) Thank you so much for sharing :)

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