Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Birthday Card #5 - Balloon Fun!




"Who among us hasn't envied a cat's ability to ignore the cares of daily life and to relax completely?”
                                                                              --------------Karen Brademeyer




Hi, Friends........

Whew...relaxing time is almost here...I am here with #5, the last of my birthday card marathon for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday.  Their Wednesday Challenge is 6 years old and they are giving away 6 prizes this week.  I am getting this one in with about an hour to spare and I see I am not the only one!!!  There are several others competing for those last spots.  :)

For this card I once again used my Darice Birthday with Dots embossing folder.  After the cardstock was embossed, I gently shaded the raised spots with Distress Ink.  

The balloons are from a thrift store set with no identifying info.  I had the stamped images in my stash leftover from a project many moons ago.  I thought they would look nice with this embossing.  What do you think?

I used a sparkling gel pen to draw in the string.

Well, that's all for tonight!!  Thanks for stopping in.  I will add more challenges in tomorrow, but for now all I am doing is linking up with SSS.  

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
2.
Add a Little Dazzle - Dazzling Diva Challenge #70 - Mood Board or Anything Goes
 












3. Cards in Envy Child's Play Challenge
4. Waffle Flower Challenge March 23 - April 12 - Inspiration Photo

17 comments:

Irish Cherokee said...

Sweet birthday card Janis. Well done.

Blessings
Jim

Leigh Penner said...

I love the embossed polka dots!

Karenladd said...

Wow, what a cute embossing folder and one I've never seen. Hard to believe there's still an embossing folder out there that is new to me, but this is a great one! Those stamped balloons with the sparkly drawn string are adorable and add a wonderful touch of color to this card!

Davi said...

Great folder, love the dots, look so pretty with the balloons :)

Donna K said...

Loving these balloons!! Pretty colors and those fun polka dots really create texture. Great card, Janis. Wishing you a beautiful day today! xx Donna K

Stampsnob. said...

Such a pretty card, the balloons are perfect and the embossing makes it all so finished...........I enjoyed all the comments you left on my blog , thank you for visiting.....Lis

Stampsnob. said...

Such a pretty card, the balloons are perfect and the embossing makes it all so finished...........I enjoyed all the comments you left on my blog , thank you for visiting.....Lis

Sue D said...

Very cute. I like the festive balloons.

Patricia H. said...

That balloon stamp is really neat! This would make a sweet birthday card for a girl. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Cards in Envy!

Donna Ellis said...

All your birthday cards have been fantastic, Janis! I just love seeing the way you combine different techniques and textures and create such cute (and pretty) cards! It also makes me happy seeing you design cards to share with the rest of us - hope each day you are feeling more well. love, de

Lee-Anne said...

Love your color choices, Janis...so pretty! Thanks for joining us at the Dazzling Diva challenge...hope to see you again next week!

Diane said...

Gorgeous birthday card design, I am still laughing at your adorable cat picture.

Hugs diane

Diane said...

Gorgeous birthday card design, I am still laughing at your adorable cat picture.

Hugs diane

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun bday card -- great embossing . Thanks for joining in at DD again~

Shelly said...

Such a fun and sweet card! Thanks for joining us at the Waffle Flower Challenge!

Sandy Trefger said...

Beautiful card! I love how you put patterns on the balloons! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!!

~Sandy
Sandy’s Crafty Creations Blog

wendipooh13 said...

love our balloons!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!