Saturday, September 12, 2015

A Balloon Challenge

It has been an interesting "Back to School" week. I have been trying to figure out a reasonable schedule for myself for gym visits and the dog. So, 6am gym visits are the new norm and the doggie is still snoozing! In the meantime, I have been making cards to find a design for my upcoming Open House. This is not the one, but it does fit with the "Just Us Girl" Balloon Challenge this week.
I love our NEW Confetti Embossing folder, so I used it with some Glacier cardstock. I lightly ribbed across the embossed dots with some coordinating ink. I also added some Stardust Glitz on a sprinkling of dots.

The mat colour is Thistle, which coordinated with my balloon image from,  Balloon Wishes. I used my Shin Han Alcohol Markers to colour it in and I also added some accents of Stardust Glitz, too. I used a new My Favorite Things die to cut the balloon piece and Artiste for the sentiment banner.

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Stamp: Balloon Wishes
Cardstock: Thistle; Glacier; White Daisy
Ink: Glacier; Shin Han Alcohol Markers; Memento Black
Embellishments: retired Stardust Glitz
Tools: Confetti Embossing Folder; Artiste Cricut cartridge
Other: MFT Die-Namics Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles


  1. Such a pretty card! Love the fun background and your pretty balloon. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  2. Oooo! So pretty! I love that hot balloon stamp. Thanks for playing along at Just Us Girls. Melissa - GD P.S. If you used brand new products for the first time you should play this over at Darnell's NBUS Challenge #5 too!

  3. Beautiful card. I really like the color combo.

  4. I love that fun balloon! That beautiful background is so perfect on this, love how you went over the dots to make them stand out. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  5. What a wonderful balloon! All pink and pretty - Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

  6. Beautiful card, Nancy! The colors are great and that balloon is gorgeous!


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