Monday 19 April 2021

Simple Celebrate

Good Morning and Welcome
A super simple card today featuring these fun balloon masks from A Colorful Life Designs.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I decided to make a slimline card, so I cut the main panel  2 3/4 x 7 3/4" (finished size 3 1/2 x 8 1/2").  I placed the balloon mask onto my cardstock and rubbed on some Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink with a blending brush.  I cleaned off the mask and continued that process using the different colours of inks varying the heights all across the panel.  (Carved Pumpkin, Festive Berries, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, Shaded Lilac)
  • When I finished inking up the panel, I drew in the balloon strings with a black fine line marker.  
  • The panel needed something more and I thought dots would be fun, so I took out a pencil and used the eraser on the end to add them using the same above mentioned colours.
  • I placed the panel into my die cutting machine and cut the 'celebrate' from the panel and set that aside.
  • I cut the 'celebrate' 3 more times from some white cardstock and then glued them all together on top of each other.  
  • I glued the panel onto a piece of red cardstock and then glued the sentiment back into place.  
  • I splattered the panel with my white Posca pen and add the whit detail on the balloons.

Here are the masks I used:

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- Clean and Simple
Little Red Wagon- In the Air Tonight
Happy Little Stampers- Anything Goes with Dies

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- none
Inks- Distress Oxides
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Marvelous Masks Balloons (ACLD); inking tool (TE); pencil; 
Posca pen; Celebrate die (MFT); Cuttlebug; Fine line black marker



Donna Ellis said...

ooooh! How fun and colorful, Karen! Definitely looks like a party in action! You always combine the most interesting techniques. Karen, You will be receiving a notification that I have unsubscribed from email notifications, but I am still following using different options, just wanted you to know. hugs, de

Mac Mable said...

Celebration on a card and such a happy rainbow card Karen x.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Balloons are always a good party design and this card looks indeed like a celebration! I love the colors.

I Card Everyone said...

Karen, your dots, and splatters make these darling birthday balloons even more celebratory! Confetti anyone?

Pat said...

These balloons look fabulous in a rainbow of colours Karen and love the landscape slimline card and the embedded sentiment using a cut out piece and extra layers added underneath make it stand out beautifully, and some pretty splattering to finish. x

Susan said...

Fabulous balloons and their co-ordinating little dots - great choice of colours. I love the way you did the sentiment.

cuilliesocks said...

What a fabulous card Karen, I love the bright colours, and the balloons are a brilliant image for a celebration card, super design, Kate x

Bonnie said...

This is so festive and fun, Karen! Like a party on a card!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Bright and Beautiful and fun too.
Faith x

Kate said...

Your card is so happy and fun! Those balloons are terrific!

Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

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papierelle said...

Your card is so happy and colorful and I like your design!! Glad you joined us at DotMCC. Gundi

Debbie Mageed said...

Wonderful eclipse card and perfect for a slimline style! So festive and cheerful!! Thank you for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers Die Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.
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Trina P. said...

Fun and bright! Beautiful ink blending. The slimline design works perfectly. Love the rainbow colours.

JulieP said...

Balloons are always so fun! Beautifully done. I especially love the little accent dots. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the HLS die cut challenge!

Aimeslee Winans said...

Sorry so late, Karen...Life! lol Love this fun card. I like how you let the blue one be transparent against the red one, unexpected! XOX