Thursday, 2 February 2017

Happy Birthday ....

... Good afternoon! It's turned out to be a gorgeous day here - well, the sun is shining, but it's really, really cold; the temperature is -6C with a wind chill that makes it feel like -14C (that's 21F and 8F for my American friends). I don't need an excuse to stay in and play, but the cold is a good one. I've been busy making DT cards, but I also made a fun birthday card:

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

Stamps: Whimsy - Birthday Balloon; MFT - Myriad Dot Background
Inks: Hero Arts Ombre - Orange; Versafine - Onyx Black; Stampin' Up! - Pistachio Pudding
Dies: Whimsy - Balloon Animal
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Peekaboo Peach, Pistachio Pudding


I based this card on several challenges:

I stamped the balloon animal using ombre ink shading from dark to light peach and cut it out with the matching die. I stamped some polka dots on the card in pale green and also on a strip of peach card. I stamped the word birthday at the end of a strip of pale green card. I adhered the green and peach panels to the card and used dimensional tape to attach the dog. I finished the card by stamping the word happy in green on white card, cut it out and attached it to complete the greeting. On the inside I cut a mat layer of peach card and added a birthday sentiment.

Happy Birthday inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsHappy Birthday sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

That's all for now! 


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11 comments:

LeAnne said...

This is ADORABLE!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Yikes ... he's back! Love this colour combo too and thanks again for playing along at Less is More. Sarah x

Susan said...

Oh my gosh...this little balloon dog is so cute. Love your color combination. thanks for sharing at Less is More!

karen h said...

Awesome card, Deborah! Great use of the colors; love all the happy dots! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

Jane said...

Love that balloon doggy, so adorably cute! Thanks for playing at CC&S.

Neets B said...

The ombre effect on the balloon looks fantastic and I love those colours.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

samantha's cards said...

Such a fun card, thanks for joining us at CC&S.

Clare Sutton said...

This card is so cute! I love the polka dot stamp - I really though that was printed on the paper already - such a great effect!
TFS x

Cathy P. said...

Positively adorable, Deborah! Love that balloon dog!! Fun use of the sketch. Thanks for playing with our double challenge at CC&S this week! Hugs, Cathy

Beverley said...

This is a FUN birthday card, loving the stamps you have used and the use of polka dots. So lovely to see you joining in at CC&S. Stay warm. Hugs Bev x

cm said...

Your balloon dog, floating happily over the polka-dot background, is absolutely charming! Such a sweet, smile-making card! Thank you for sharing this gem in the Inkspirational gallery!
~carol

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