Thursday, 12 February 2015

A Birthday Balloon!

Good morning everyone!
I feel like I have been away a while...I had a very busy birthday weekend and it's taken a while to get back in the swing! I did get some nice crafting in today though...I made 3 cards so that made me happy!

I made this one last week though...this was made for my nephew's 6th birthday, using our sketch from this week's CAS-Colours and Sketches challenge.

I've had this fab Celebrate Today stamp and Framelits combo since before Christmas but this is the first time I have used it! I love it so I better get using it more right?? 

To create my background I masked off one section and sponged it, then the other to give the shape of the sketch.

I then stamped the string of flags after colouring each one with a Stampin' Write Marker, stamped 'birthday' on the balloon then die cut it with matching Framelit. I got the perfect placement of my die by using the Bigshot Magnetic Platform, which, coincidentally, is on offer this week in the Weekly Deals...30% off at only £26.96!!  I personalised the card with Little Letters Thinlits. 

I do love the DT interpretations of this's great to see so many ways it can be used and I look forward to seeing yours!
Have a fabby day!


  1. Great idea to use that top section as sky and I love the self coloured letters for your nephew's name.

  2. I love how you created the triangles out of sponging. They suit the subtle effects of the ballon and name fab use of the sketch
    Louise xx

  3. You sponged the panels! What a clever idea! The cheery red balloon really pops against the softer colors.

  4. Love your sponging, Lizy!!! The red balloon is so much fun and I love the little triangles!!! Such a sweet card for a 6year old!!!!


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