Birthday Balloons

Today’s card is for the Less is More: Balloons challenge.

Here is my card:

Birthday Balloons | by karen @ carefree creations

I started this card because I need a card for my boss – his birthday is Monday. I work at a school and our school colors and blue and silver. I tried to go that way, but once I settled on the fabulous glitter paper, I just couldn’t make it masculine enough for my tastes. I love this glitter paper – the glitter isn’t too chunky and it has such a wonderful sparkle to it.

Originally the card had 3 different colored blue balloons. Once I decided that it wasn’t for my boss, I tossed those aside and picked two lighter colors – a blue and a purple. I used plain vellum and colored them with distress inks. I liked the vellum because seeing though the die cuts is more realistic for balloons.

Of course adhering vellum is why I hardly ever use it! These balloons are hanging on by the skin of their teeth! The blue balloon has a bit of glue where the purple one overlaps. The purple balloon is stuck down where it overlaps the glitter.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Birthday Wishes
Stamps: Birthday Style (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Island Indigo (StampinUp); Milled Lavender, Tumbled Glass distress inks (Ranger);
Paper: On Point Patterns (My Favorite Things); Glitter paper (Die Cuts with a View); Vellum, White (PTI);
Other: Birthday Style die, Balloon Strings die (PTI);
Challenge: Less is More: Balloons

2 thoughts on “Birthday Balloons

  1. What a fab card with that lovely blue and silver colour palette! The vellum balloons are awesome and really suit the stylish feel. Your boss will love this! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More 🙂

  2. Wow! Karen, you have created a masterpiece of delicateness with this card. Those vellum balloons are awesome even if they are hanging on by the skin of their teeth. So glad you changed your mind about making a card for your boss as I think that little bit of pale purple really lifts the card and gives it a feminine touch. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

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