Well, I needed to create cards for upcoming birthdays. And, a few of the birthdays are coming up quickly, so had to get busy!
This card is for my sister's husband. I think I'm safe in assuming that he doesn't read my blog!
I'm playing along in The Paper Players Challenge #84. Take a look at the sketch that LeAnne has created for the challenge.
My card ~
I wanted to go clean and simple with this card. And I knew that wanted to extend my image through 3 panels. In looking through my stamp sets, I found this SU hostess set that hadn't seen ink in a while. I think it works well for a "guy" card. I extended my panels above the top of the card to give it the sense of a "lift". As though the balloon might float away. Is it working? I'm still undecided.
I drew the string with a Versamark marker, then heat embossed it with the same EP that I used on the balloon. As you can see, I couldn't resist adding a couple of bows to the sentiment panel. I felt it needed something to anchor it. I also drew a little silver bow just beneath the balloon.
Thanks so much for taking a look today!
What's in it?
card stock: stampers select white (PTI)
ink: Versamark pad and marker
stamps: birthday whimsy (SU)other: saphir pearl lustre embossing powder (Stampendous), grommet tags die (Spellbinders), silver cord (Really Reasonable Ribbon), silver writer marker (EK Success)