Friday, August 7, 2015

Happiest of Birthdays - FWF 8-7-15




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Hi, Friends.....

I am here with my Friday project for this week's Unity - Friends with Flair.  Today I used a birthday balloon stamp from Unity - Far Better Things Ahead.  I got brave and stamped it with Versamark ink directly onto a pretty second-generation watercolor background I made from one of my marker "refill water" backgrounds.  Then I heat-embossed it with gold powder.  Salmon pink and gold???  YUMMY!!!!




I doodled a string for the balloon with a gold pen from my Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Gel Pen Set and mounted the panel on a glittery gold mat. Then I tied a matching ribbon around the two panels and mounted it on a deep salmon card base.  I LOVE the delicate pink with the metallic gold.  

Hope you like this card.  It went together really fast since I had the background already made.  I think this will go to my sister-in-law who loves pink and has a birthday later this month.  She never looks at my blog, so I am safe.  :)

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend.  Our weather finally is a little bit cooler (in the low to mid-80s) and it sure is nice after the 90s!!!  Stay cool!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Unity - Friends with Flair
2. Craft Stamper August Take It Make It Challenge - Use Pens or Pencils
3. Stamp and Create August Challenge - One for the Girls
4. Cards in Envy - It's a Birthday Party
5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Tie it Up
6. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #195 - Anything Goes Family-Friendly
7. DL.ART August Linky Challenge

20 comments:

Ruby said...

Great card. LOVE THE EMBOSSING.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

That pink background is so pretty and the embossing is quite beautiful. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 195th challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole
I hope you will pop over and say hello.
My Shi Tzu loves to get a roll of toilet paper; he runs it in the hall and chews it nearly as well as you kitty

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love the background, and your golden birthday balloon is magical.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Oh so pretty card, Janis! I just made a couple cards with lots of gold and a peachy pink - yep, yummy!
I think there is something about toilet paper and all animals ... my parrot loves to just tear it to smithereens! (Well, he does think he's a kitty cat ...). lol Have a beautiful day!

Donna Ellis said...

Lovely techniques and colors, Janis!

Carmen O. said...

Pretty card. I do not think to use gold very often, I really should.

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Your card is so lovely! Love the gold glitter with the pink. Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

ionabunny said...

Great colours. The balloon looks very opulent. Hugz

Dianne Beans said...

I think your card is so pretty. The colors are beautiful together.

Cynthia said...

The pink & gold are perfect together. Alaska is breaking high temperature records & I'm loving it!! Have a great weekend.

Dawn Fields said...

Pretty card!

Brandi R said...

Great card! Love the colors ♥

Teresa Kline said...

hello Janis! this is gorgeous, I so luv the gold embossed balloon! and the watercolor background...THUD.....an amazing card! I am thrilled you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Karen Letchworth said...

What a pretty card, Janis. I love the gold embossing. Great job, and thanks so much for sharing it with us in our challenge this week. I am already a follower of your blog, and happy to be one.
Please join us again soon.
Blessings,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Sue D said...

Very pretty in pink and gold!

Scrapper Myra said...

Love the embossing gold and, combined with pink looks lovely.

Sherry Hickey said...

This came together beautifully! I've never seen a more elegant birthday balloon! Thanks for joining us at Cards In Envy this time!

Sandy Trefger said...

Very pretty! I love the balloon and the wonderful water color background! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards In Envy!

Linda said...

Gorgeous colour combination. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

Ellie Knol said...

This is so gorgeous... your background is wonderful with a yummy colour...
Thanks for joining the Craft Stamper's TIMI challenge!
xxx Ellie Knol xxx