Friday, October 14, 2011

Balloons Make Every Birthday Better


I've only played with Sweet Sunday Sketches once before and that was waaaay back in January.  It's another one of those sites that I look at every week but rarely get around to playing along with - probably due to my sketch allergy!  :)    I'm also finally getting organised enough to play along with Friends With Flair over at the Unity Blog.  I'm so excited to be linking up with the fun!  I dug out these long forgotten Doodlebug papers to make a rainbow background and paper piece the balloons. I punched both sides of a strip of cardstock with the Fiskars Threading Water border punch to make the central strip and then I added some Glossy accents to the balloons.  I love the bright cheeriness of this card and one can never have too many birthday cards on hand! 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill Basics, (Black) Paco
Patterned Paper:  Doodlebug
Stamps:  (Image and sentiment from February 2011 KOM - The Best Is Yet To Be)  Unity Stamp Co
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Punches:  (Threading Water border punch) Fiskars, (Corner punch)  Marvy Uchida
Other:  Glossy Accents

40 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh...love the gorgeous rainbow of papers Jen..and your paper piecing on the rainbows is very sweet! Great take on the sketch challenge!

lostinpaper said...

Is that Design Paper I see? It's super awesome! Oh, and I've got something for that 'sketch allergy' if you need it. You seem to be doing just great. This card is so fun and bright, of course I love it!!

~amy~ said...

VERY cute...hoping to drop off your happy mail today:)

jennifer mitten said...

This is adorable! I love the colors ad the diagonal paper piecing...

Anne Tussing said...

Gorgeous card!! I love the diagonal panels in the back and the color balloons!

Karen B. said...

Fun card! Brings me back to the days when I had a bike like that, although I never had balloons like that attached to the bike, I missed out!

Kim S said...

This is so charming and cheerful!

Dee in N.H. said...

Great card! I love how you popped up the balloons!

Houses Built of Cards said...

SOOO cute!!! LOVE the glossy accents on the balloons!

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Crystal said...

This is such a bright and fun card, love how the balloons really pop!

Rachel B said...

Fabulous. I love how you popped up the balloons and made them so many colors!

Jingle said...

This is super cute! I love the colors!

JPScraps said...

Fun card. I like the way you did the balloons.

Marsha said...

Such a nice bright, happy card.

Gwen said...

Love this stamp &the sentiment! Great card!

Lindsey said...

Love this, Jen! The striped background is awesome, as are the glossy balloons. This is a great "stash" card, you could use it for almost anyone!

Joni Kix said...

I love how you did your balloons! This is such a great card for a guy! I need to make more guy cards... thanks for the idea!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Lovely creation dear.

Sudha
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Pryn said...

FABULOUS card!!! I love what you have done with the ballooons....from the paper piecing to the glossy accents...they look INCREDIBLE!!! I am still giggling at the 'sketch allergy'...lol..I think I may have one too ;) Thank you for the love on my blog....Badabing sends a ton of tail wags to you :D

Amber S said...

This is SO stinkin' cute and happy! Love it!

Ruby said...

This is a really cute card.

Jen said...

Super cute! I love the rainbow background!

Linda said...

What a happy and cheery and colorful Birthday card. I think it so cute.

Patrice said...

just love those colorful balloons!

Jocelyn Olson said...

A sketch allergy? Hee hee! I LOVE your card, Jen! The rainbows, the balloons, the cute strip of black...it all works really well together. Yeah--you rocket it!

Danie May said...

Bright colours and balloons are the most perfect combination for a birthday card I can think of. Your card is fabulous!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

amazing rainbow of colors so nicely done!!! love those balloons too!

Noelle Reese said...

LOVE all that color! What a great card!!

Emily Keaton said...

That is one fun card--your rainbow of papers sets of that black and white bicycle perfectly. The paper-pieced balloons really "pop!!"

Roslyn said...

What a delightful birthday card! Love the bright colours!

shuggy said...

love the fun colors!

Kary said...

So very very cute!! Love the balloons, they really pop! It's a fun card!!

samantha's cards said...

such a bright and cheeery birthday card, who wouldn't love to receive this

sharon g said...

What a happy, colorful card!

Emily Leiphart said...

Sketch allergy? LOL I think I have the same affliction. :P This is just gorgeous! I need to experiment more with my papers. I'm loving those paper pieced balloons!!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Such a funky desigh ... love the rainbow colours. I have a sketch addiction! We are a pair aren't we!!!??? Hugs xx

Glenda J said...

Fabulous colours and cute image! Terrific card.

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

oh my gosh how do you come up with these amazing ideas ... polly loves this card (she has become your number one fan!) and so do i

Jenny said...

Really cheerful card Jen, love the matching paper pieced balloons :)
Jenny x

onecraftymama said...

Balloons make EVERYTHING better, don't they? I want balloons on my bike. Maybe then it would be more fun to ride? I love the rainbow colours, and the paper piecing...yum.
BTW, nice to know that I'm not the only one who's allergic to sketches. Some folks just love them, and they make me feel...meh.