Friday, 22 March 2013

Balloon card

Hello everyone,

I'm back for Day 4 of the Pattern Play Class

and today we were asked to alter patterned paper again, this time using glitter, glossy accents and enamels etc to provide interest and detail.

I took strips of patterned paper and added glitter to the centre of the little flowers and used the Whimsy Balloon Die set to cut some balloons, which I altered with glitter and glossy accents. I wanted to try enamelling the centre of some of the flowers but liquid enamel is still on my wish list, so I experimented with some domes of liquid applique which I glittered before heating.

and I was really pleased with the dimension. Its so good to find a use for this that doesn't include snow!

I tried drawing in some balloon strings but I couldn't get them to look right and then I had inspiration and pulled out my Memory Box Prim Poppy Die from Dies to Die For and used the stems with the flowers cut off.  The bow is from Papertrey Ink Bells and Boughs and 

the very cute tiny little bows on the balloons are bow ties from the PTI Man and Wife die set. I had so much fun putting this card together and I really like how it turned out. I'm going to enter this into the Dies to Die for challenge  which this time has a spring theme and my happy balloons certainly remind me spring is coming, if not actual Easter Eggs! I am also going to enter it into the Simon Says Stamps challenge which is a spring/Easter theme.

Thanks for looking in.

Carol x


  1. beautiful card. I love how the patterns just pop off the page now... I also love those purples!!

  2. CAROL...this is hands down my now favourite card of yours! This is just gorgeous and sorry but I must CASE this. Have a great weekend.

  3. Just love this card, the colour is gorgeous! xx

  4. This is beautiful! Love how you used the patterned paper, and your creativity with the balloon strings and bows is just brilliant! :) Thanks for playing along in our "Easter/Spring" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xx

  5. Gorgeous card! I love the purple tones, and the fab use of your dies, such pretty patterns too.

  6. Your card is so pretty. I just love all that purple. And, great job with the assignment from this day. I found it a tough one, but clearly you shine. You have a lot of good tricks here, and my favorites are how you did the balloon strings, and that tiny bow you added.

  7. What a beautiful card. I love the purples and what a great idea to repurpose that die to make balloon strings.

  8. That's so pretty, Carol! Gorgeous purple and love how you used the patterned paper!

  9. oh thats just so pretty, love the purples
    thank you for sharing it with us over on the DTDF challenge
    hugs Lou xxx

  10. Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous, thank you for joining us at D2D4 Challenges this time huggles Pops x x x


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Carol x


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