Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Happy Birthday Balloon Celebration - #GDP050

When I see balloons I always think of birthdays. What do you think of? When I saw the sketch challenge over on Global Design Project I thought about the stamp sets and DSP that I had and this is what I came up with. The Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack has so many wonderful photographic realism papers, and the one I chose to use was of the sky and clouds. I thought of balloons floating away into the big blue-ness and lots of wispy clouds. 

Here is my card:

All supplies are from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamp Set: Balloon Celebration
Ink: Island Indigo, Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad
Card stock: Pool Party, Whisper White, Island Indigo
Accessories: Big Shot, Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals

It is hard to see in the first picture, so I included a close-up of the balloon. I used gold embossing powder to make it look like the balloon is filled with gold confetti! It gives a fun bit of glimmer to an otherwise simple card. I hope you like it!

Here is the inspiration sketch that was provided by Global Design Project. It is #GDP050 .

It was a fun sketch to use, and I hope you enjoy my card!

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Lovely idea to float the balloon off into the sky, thanks for joining in this week x

    1. Thank you Michelle! You are so sweet!