Thursday, July 17, 2014

Balloons for Seize The Birthday!

Are you ready for an new challenge at the Seize The Birthday Challenge Blog?  Yes, it's that time already.  Our challenges last for 2 weeks, but the time goes so quickly, doesn't it?

We have a Toppings option of using String and/or Twine.  Of course the Topping is an option, as long as it's a birthday card we would love for you to play along!

Since I love a good challenge, I chose to use the toppings.  This is what I created.

I stamped, then cut out the 3 balloons.  I used embroidery floss to create the bows and strings for my birthday balloons, taping the floss into place under the sentiment banner.  The little red heart is coated with glossy accents, as is the highlight on each balloon.  Using a white gel pen, I created some faux stitching to create a border on the card base.

Okay, now I want to see what you'll create.  Click HERE to  head over to Seize The Birthday and see what my team mates have created to inspire you!

Thanks for stopping by!

>>>Supply List<<<<

Card Stock: sahara sand (SU), white (PTI)
Stamps: party kit (Mama Elephant), handwritten sentiments (SSS)
Ink: raspberry ripple, calypso coral, island indigo (SU), onyx black (Versafine)
Other: white embroidery floss (DMC), white gel pen (Signo), small heart punch (SU), glossy accents (Ranger)


  1. Gosh is this Clean and wonderful! Well done Susie!!!

  2. Love your bright balloons on the kraft!

  3. Those balloons and fabulous twine bows are fabulous! Fun card Susie!

  4. I just love the CAS design of your card Susie, and those beautiful bold balloons are the perfect addition :)

  5. I love your happy birthday balloons! Beautiful CAS card!


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