"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Thursday, October 1, 2015

birthday balloons...

Happy Thursday friends!!  A quick post sharing a card that I made for the Simon Says Stamp flickr challenge (the challenge is over, but you can find it here).  I posted the card in the SSS flickr group yesterday afternoon, but this morning realized that it will work for the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (ombre), as well as the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (anything goes) so I will be posting it to both those challenges... YAY!!  I'm also adding this to the current Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday (use a stamp).The SSS flickr challenge was to use emboss resist so I flipped through my small collection of SSS stamp set and settled on the set called Celebrate.  The set has lots of different balloon and I used three for my card.  I didn't want any of the balloons to run into each other so I stamped a few in Versamark watermark ink, applied clear embossing powder and then stamped a few more.  It is hard to see watermark ink on white cardstock so doing my stamping this way helped me make sure I didn't overlap any balloons.  Once all the balloons were stamped and embossing powder applied I heat set everything.  I used Ranger Salty Ocean and Broken China distress inks for the background.  I applied Broken China over the majority of the card fading out toward the bottom.  Salty Ocean was applied only to the top of the piece to darken it up a bit.  Balloon strings were added using grey ink and then the sentiment was stamped.  I used the word happy from the SSS set Happy & Smile and the word birthday from the Celebrate set.   Happy was stamped in Salty Ocean and then birthday overstamped slightly in black ink.  A few clear sequins finished things off.  I added a strip of silver glitter cardstock down one side of my card base and then adhered the main panel.



Thanks for stopping by today...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Recollections white; DCWV glitter cardstock; Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp; Inks:  Ranger Distress ink, Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog; Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins

10 comments:

Barb said...

Such a fun card, Rosie! Love your beautiful resist blending and the balloons look awesome! So glad you played in the SSS Flickr challenge! Thank you!

Lisa said...

I like that you didn't overlap the balloons Rosemary. The sparkle and the sequins are perfect accents! This is fabulous!!

Viv said...

What a delightful card Rosie, loving the pretty blue and the balloons.Thanks for the lovely comments also....so kind ;) hugs Viv xx

Anita in France said...

What a wonderfully celebratory card, Rosemary ... gorgeous ombré inking over those fun balloons ... love that shimmery side strip! Hugs, Anita :)

Olga Jewell said...

Love it, it's clean, and gorgeous!!!!

Michelle said...

What a wonderful card, Rosemary! The balloons are amazing! Thank you for sharing your card with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. You've done such a lovely job creating your ombre. Thanks again! ~Michelle

Greta said...

What a great stamp set & perfect for emboss resist! Love this beautiful card, Rosemary!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Fabulous card! Such a fun design! Love it!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful ombre background and I love how you stamped the balloons! Love the sentiment, too!

Martha said...

Rosemary, this is simply lovely.
I love the pretty blue.