Thursday, March 8, 2018

Celebrate with Green Balloons!

Balloons are such happy little things and certainly scream birthday celebration, don't you think?!   Today I have a card to share that I used my brandy new Birthday Balloon stamps and stencil from Papertrey Ink.  
 I stenciled the balloons using Limeaide Ice and New Leaf  inks from PTI, then I stamped over them using Olive Twist Ink, also PTI.  I die cut the sentiment 3 times using a Birthday Top Edgers Die from Impression Obsession glued them together so it was thicker and adhered it over the balloons with foam tape.  I forgot to stamp the strings on the balloons before I adhered the sentiment (whoops!) so I drew them on with a Copic Marker!
I went over the  stars, lines and dots on the balloons as well as the sentiment with a clear glitter Wink of Stella so there's a lot of shimmer
My card was inspired by the following challenges:
My card is layered CAS

We went from bare ground to about 8" of sticky wet snow overnight!  After a morning of shoveling and snow blowing -  the sun is shining and it's all dripping off the trees and electric wires!  Lots of people in surrounding towns have lost power due to the weight of the snow on the lines - but luckily we did not!




Stamps:  Birthday Balloons - PTI
Paper:  White, Limeaide Ice, Ripe Avocado - PTI
Ink:  New Leaf, Lineaide Ice, Olive Twist - PTI
Accessories:  Birthday Top Edgers Die - Impression Obsession,  Birthday Balloon Stencil - PTI, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, Putty Copic, foam tape

16 comments:

LeAnne said...

This is awesome! I love how you managed to get all the challenge in one neato card!

Mac Mable said...

What strange weather we are all getting? x . Such a beautiful monochromatic card full of happy balloons....gorgeous x

Tracey McNeely said...

Julia what a fun card, I love the monochromatic green!

Christine Alexander said...

love those balloons floating away and great monochromatic card.

nancy littrell said...

Such a happy and fun very green stenciled and stamped balloon birthday card, Julia. TFS Hugs...

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous take on the sketch! This is so fun!

Bonnie said...

What a fun birthday card, Julia! Love the details on the balloons and the way the celebrate fits over them! Wouldn't it be so perfect for a St. Pat's birthday?

Loll said...

Awesome birthday card Julia. Love those balloons and sentiment die from PTI. Shimmer always adds so much to a card.

Sorry to hear about the snow, but glad you haven't lost power and that everything is melting. Hopefully it's the end of the snow for you ... finger's crossed!! Stay warm! xx

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, those balloons are fabulous. Such a cool card!

Trina P. said...

Cool birthday card, Julia. Stamping them with various patterns after ink blending was a great idea. Love the stacked diecut sentiment. Perhaps the amount of balloons may have covered up more of the lovely untouched and uncluttered white space we love seeing on CAS cards in our challenge. It’s a lovely monochromatic card. Thank you for sharing with us at Less is More. x

Kim Heggins said...

So much fun....love all your wonderful green balloons!

Jan Clothier said...

This is lovely! Using all one colour can result in a dull card but your various patterns keeps it fresh.

Susan Powell said...

Balloons are always so much fun and so is your card! I never would've imagined all green balloons could look so good. Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

Chrissy Larson said...

Love this and love the colors!

Nonni said...

Your card is super fun! I love all the different patterns in your balloons and green is such a pretty color. As Trina pointed out, a bit more empty space in your card would make it more CAS for our challenge but don't worry about it, you did great job with this, I love the look! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More and I'l love to see you joining our new challenge "Once Layer Cards/ Stencils!

artful-notions said...

Love the green balloons, Julia! Beautiful and happy all the way!