Monday, April 30, 2012

Birthday Balloons & Merry Monday Challenge #18

Trust everyone had a great weekend! Today I want to share a birthday card that features balloons. I think balloons are so festive and perfect for birthdays!

The card base is green CS with a layer of yellow and then the white panel that's embossed with the CB Birthday folder. I added a strip of green CS and then attached the fancy label that's been stamped with DRS Designs Birthday Wishes (020B) and then sponged with SU Handsome Hunter ink.  The Birthday balloons (491E) were stamped on white CS with Handsome Hunter, Not Quite Navy, Real Red, Yoyo Yellow and Pumpkin Pie ink, heat embossed with clear EP, then cut out and popped up to give some dimension.

For Lesley's Merry Monday Challenge, I used the telescoping technique for my Girl Swirl Holly image (887G). The image was stamped 4 times on white CS, colored with Copics and cut with Nesties, then layered from largest to smallest. The sentiment "Happy Holly Days" (888B) was also stamped on white CS and cut with nesties.

If you want to get a head start on Christmas cards, check out Lesley's blog "Always Playing with Paper" for the weekly challenge!

Until next time,


  1. Wow, Sheila, you are a busy stamper this morning with your MM card already! LOVE the holly--one of my favorite Christmas symbols--and the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for playing with us! I love the balloons, too!
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  2. Very pretty Christmas card, Sheila! Love your holly image, your embossing and that pretty ribbon! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  3. Two great cards! I love the simplicity of the birthday balloons, and your Christmas card is so pretty too! I love that holly ribbon you placed behind the image!

  4. Very pretty card, I love the layers and texture you used. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

  5. Lovely cards Shelia! Balloons are very festive and perfect for birthdays!

    Love your Christmas card. The telescoping was a great idea!

  6. What an interesting technique! I love the holly.

  7. Fresh and pretty in red and green Sheila! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!