Thursday, March 18, 2010

Birthday Card

I've had some time to get some crafting in this week.  I've completed one birthday card and have another almost done.  This card is for my nephew who's turning 8 very soon.

This card qualifies for this week's challenge over at the new Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  This is their first-ever challenge, and I am excited to participate.  The challenge for the week was to create a project that includes the word "birthday" and a balloon shape.  It also has to include at least one Cricut cut somewhere.  It also qualifies for the challenge this week on the Cricut Cardz Challenge which was to make a child's birthday card.

This is a 5x7 card.  All papers came from DCWV's Fun in the Sun stack except the white cardstock.  The balloons were cut on the Cricut using the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge.  They were cut at 5", 5-1/2" (and flipped), and 5-3/4".  I also cut the shadow for each of these.  I used a black inkpad to ink in the balloon strings before I adhered them to the shadows.  I also used a black pen to outline the balloons.  The balloons were attached with foam tape to make them seem like they are floating right off the card.

The sentiment is a Close To My Heart stamp from the Say It In Style set.  It is stamped using Close To My Heart's outdoor denim ink.  The edges of the card and red block are also inked in this color.

The green satin ribbon is something I picked up at one of those great sales one of the craft stores seems to have every so often.  I don't know what brand it is.

I forgot to snap a picture of the inside of the card.  It is white and has the "shift version" of this ballon cut at 5-3/4" in the dark blue paper.  Because this balloon has a longer string on it, the balloon itself is much smaller.  It worked nicely for an inside accent.  If I remember, I'll try to get a photo before I send out the card.

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be posting another card soon.

14 comments:

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Love the paper and the ribbon. Thanks for playing with us over at FCCB.

Val said...

The balloons are really sweet, nice color combination! Thanks for playing along at FCCB!

Nana said...

What a cute card! :) Thanks for playing with us over at Fantabulous Cricut! xoxo

Tammy said...

What a fabulous take on the FCCB challenge . . . love those balloons and your chose of pattern Paper! Thanks for playing!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Love your card.... I need to stamp more this is so lovely and you stamped.... Thanks for the inspiration to get out and start stamping.

brick paper scissors said...

great colors!!thanks for joining us this week at FCCB.

Show Love-Make Cards said...

This is beautiful! I love the details on the ballons. Lovely job!

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Great b-day card.... the patterned paper is perfect for the balloons. It's often nice to know the size of cut that have been made, thanks for the directions.

Robin :)

PenLight said...

Awww, I love your paper combination's. What a happy card!

ashjoy said...

Great BD card! Thanks for joining us at Fantabulous Cricut this week, and hope to see you again next week!

Lori (THCEO) said...

Fabulous card! Love the intertwining of the strands on the balloons...great detail! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB! :)

Fi said...

Great card, love your paper combo and the use of the balloons.
Fi

Ladybug Designs said...

Very nice card. The balloons are very eye catching. Thanks for playing with us FCCB

BrendaB said...

I love this card! The papers and colors you used are wonderful! Thanks for taking the challenge at FCCB!

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