Sunday, 6 July 2014

Happy Birthday ....

.... Good morning everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. Today I've a bold, bright birthday card to share with you. I used a few challenges in the making of this one:

Birthday Wishes - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy - Lift Your Spirits; WPlus9 - Basic Banners; Stampin' Up! - Endless Birthday Wishes
Inks: SU - Only Orange (discontinued); Memento - Tuxedo Black, London Fog
Dies: Dare 2B Artzy - Hot Air Balloons; WPlus9 - Basic Banner
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Tangerine Tango; SU/Sizzix EF - Cloudy Day; Copic Markers


I used the layout from CAS(E) this Sketch! adapting it a bit to fit the fact that I've a big hot air balloon on the card. I stamped the image onto white card and coloured with Copic markers. I made the background by embossing white card with my SU Cloudy Day EF; which is actually in landscape format, so I had to add a bit to make it fit this card. I layered the embossed panel onto orange card and finished the front with a simple banner birthday sentiment. Both the sentiment and hot air balloon were attached with dimensional tape. On the inside I cut another mat of orange card and on the white panel stamped a trio of smaller hot air balloons, coloured them and added a birthday greeting.

Birthday Wishes inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I am safe to share this card with you today, as we were at Rachel's party yesterday. I picked orange because Rachel's family originally come from Holland and and orange is the country's national colour. Yesterday was not only Rachel's birthday, but Holland were playing in the World Cup quarter finals against Costa Rica.  It was a fantastic match, being 0-0 at full time and after 30 minutes extra time too.  So it went to penalties, which is always tough, but Holland pulled it off and beat Costa Rica 4-3 on penalties!  Yea!!!  It was a very happy party :)

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10 comments:

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Love the cloudy day EF Deborah - it's a perfect background for the beautifully coloured hot air balloon.
Thank you so much for joining us again at ATCAS - Sylvia xx

sandie said...

Great EF Deborah and I do love the colours you have chosen.,thanks for joining us at Ink and ATCAS

Nora N. said...

How lovely!! Such fun colors you used. I also like how you adapted it for your second card. What a cool idea!! Great job on the challenge!!

Loll Thompson said...

LOVE your design Deborah. The white embossed cloud background gives lots of texture while keeping it CAS. LOVE the bright colors of your hot air balloon - so fun! xx

Buffy said...

Another beautiful card Debs, those colours are fabulous.
Thank you for the lovely little owl note
Buffy x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous CAS card, love the cloudy embossing folder, fabulous effect, Cathy x

baileyrosy.com said...

HI Deborah, thanks so much for joining us this time ATCAS with this fabulous card. What a beautiful scene i love your balloon and those gorgeous colours. The emoting is a lovely touch and gives great texture.

Marie

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty! I love that balloon! Great take on the sketch!

Kim M said...

Love this card! Great balloon stamp and love the embossed clouds! Thanks for playing along with us at Inkspirational! :-)

Taunya Butler said...

The bright, gorgeous colors of your card simply POP off that white background making such a great visual impact!! Way to go, it is so lovely!!!

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