Saturday, November 15, 2014

Birthday Balloons

When I first saw the Simon Says Stamp balloons dies, I knew I needed to own them. Have I used them? Maybe not. So when I found I was struggling with Flickr the other day, I begged for clues, and then I needed to make another card for the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #6 so I could practice getting around over there.

Here's my card, then I'll explain:

I'm not in love with those black strings, but otherwise I like how easy this was to make. I cut three of the balloons from various glitter papers in my stash. Then I cut the Happy Birthday sentiment out of black.

After I futzed with foam tape and got all the balloons stuck down, I used Multi Medium to adhere the black words. It was boring next to all that glitter, and I didn't think the card needed more glitter, so I went over the words with Glossy Accents.

I'm still thinking about re-doing those blasted threads. Other than that, I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: Glitter paper from who knows where, black crochet thread, and the following:


  1. Love those balloons! Maybe some baker's twine for the strings might be better?

  2. Love the about gold or silver string?


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