Thursday, September 14, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Balloons

Hello everyone! 
Hope you're having a wonderful week so far! 

Today I have a birthday card to share with you. At Seize the Birthday a new challenge has started today. The Toppings option for next fortnight is 


If you want to, you can choose Anything Goes and join us with any newly created birthday card! 

For today's card I pulled out a Penny Black stamp called Betsy Bluebell which I purchased as I started card making. The little girl is too cute! 

I started by stamping the girl with balloons and a single balloon with a ladybug on it on the Bristol Smooth panel. I used Versafine onyx black as I wanted to watercolor the images. I made a mask for the heart (cut with Cricut) and cut the masks for the stamped images. After masking the images, I blended the heart using Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feather DIs. The imgaes were colored using Zig markers. The sentiment is a part of a stamp from Birthday Borders set by Technique Tuesday. I curved the stamp along the outline of the heart, stamped it in Versafine onyx black and clear heat embossed it.

I die cut the panel slightly smaller than A2 size and foam mounted it on the yellow cardbase. To finish off I added Shimmer Pico Embellisher on the balloons, on the heart hair pins and on the shoes of the girl. Oh, and on the ladybug, too :).

After I finished my card, I found this card by Kristina Werner on Pinterest. I think I watched her video at the time she uploaded it and forgot about it. It was not intended, but I should say this card is a CASE of her card :)!

That was my take on the Toppings option!!! Hope I could inspire you to create some birthday cards with balloons!!!

Please don't forget to stop by Seize the Birthday blog to see what my amazing team mates have created! And we have a new Surprise Party Guest for next two months, Becca Cruger from Damsel of Distressed Cards!!!

Thank you so much for coming!
Have a wonderful day everyone!


Pat said...

What a sweet image TaeEun and I love the soft and pretty colours you have used and the way you have limited the colours so the heart in the background goes beautifully with the little girl, and the curved sentiment finishes it perfectly. A gorgeous card. x

I Card Everyone said...

Betsy Bluebell is just adorable... your added balloons only make this sweeter, TaeEun! xx

Bobby said...

The sponged heart background is an unexpected touch to your darling card, TaeEun. So is that tiny ladybug. Your Zig coloring is amazing.

Anonymous said...

Totally adorable! Love the simple pastel color scheme you've used, and love the heart and the curved sentiment!
xx Ashwini

JoAnn said...

So adorable. Love the cute image and the sponged heart background. I like the way the sentiment curves about the heart and the pretty colors.

Colleen said...

She is just so super adorable! And that cute little ladybug walking on the escaped balloon is precious! Fantastic card TaeEun!

stampwithsandy said...

Aww this is so sweet, TaeEun! Love the colors, and the little girl is such a cutie!

Patti said...

TaeEun I love this sweet card! your coloring is impeccable! and the darling little face on your image is just huggable!


Barbara said...

This little girl stamp is adorable. Holding the balloons behind her back, it looks like one got away from her. YOu ahve done a great job on your illustrations.

Nancy said...

I am going to have to CASE this sometime soon! That heart is incredible and the curving font is a Fabulous idea! Thanks so much for your kindness these past few weeks! It feels nice to get back to normalcy!

Glenda J said...

This is so adorable! Love the colours and the colouring.