I've had my new Penny Black balloon dies, uplifting, 51-004, for awhile & had an idea of how I wanted to use them. Finally got it done last night & for once, the picture in my head came out OK on paper--LOL! The white embossed background is made with Penny Black's pointille, 3860J--subtle but adds so much, I think. I arranged all 5 balloons on my panel & die cut them, saving the balloons for another card. Then I die cut each balloon out of papers from the Penny Black Madison Paper Pad using blues & yellows for a summery look. I really like the look when you put the die cut image back into the negative space. The strings are made with white floss tied together with blue & white twine. I mounted the panel to a blue card with foam tape. Using Brilliance Mediterranean Blue ink I stamped the greeting from Penny Black's transparent sentiments, 30-025, notched the ends of the strip & mounted it with foam tape. I'm entering the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World & Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes. Tons of entries, but why not?!
Edited to add: I'm also going to play along with the challenge at Seize the Birthday.
Don't forget, you still have time to enter the current Penny Black contest. Good luck!
Edited to Add: I think this would qualify as Bright & Sunny, so I'm entering the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.