Friday, August 2, 2013

Balloon Dies

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.                                       
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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.


21 comments:

  1. I love the combo of yellow and blue, Greta! Your balloons are delightful! Such a fun b-day card!

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  2. Hello Greta
    What a happy feel this card portrays, and how different to place the Balloons negatively.
    GREAT CARD.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  3. Super cute...love how you used the negative cut with the pattern paper! Don't you love the dots die???? Too cute!

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  4. So pretty! I love how you used the balloon dies! Love The pattern paper you used!

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  5. Very cute Greta! This is such a happy card. I like all of the playful patterns on your balloons!

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  6. Brilliant use of the negative shapes there my Friend!
    Love everything about your card, from its design to the twine and the use of Madison paper...
    so so cool!!
    Thank You~

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  7. WOW what a beauty. Love the way you did this Greta. The embossed background is great and love the colours of your balloons.

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  8. This is one terrific card, Greta! I love those fun balloon shapes. The blue and white is very eye-catching and that embossed background is so pretty!

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  9. Those balloon dies look awesome on that great background! Love your color choice, too!

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  10. I love this sweet card, Greta. All the cute balloons looks great on your fab design. :-)

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  11. Oh my, how cheerful, summery and all-around delightful your card is! Embossed background, paper pattern+colour choices, using the negative die cut = FABULOUS! Aren't dies just way tooooo much fun? I bought several at a scrapbook store when we visited my husband's folks and there's a few more coming from other online stores...yes, the budget has gone ka-blooey!! Hope you're having an excellent day!!

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  12. Love your card!Very Pretty!!!Love the colors,and your dies,just started with them,Sorry for not commenting,my computer is still wack out,You have a great weekend!!!

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  13. LOVE the diecut negatives showing those fun patterns! Awesome design!

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  14. Love how you used the balloon dies on this really fun card, greta!

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  15. lovin this card Greta!! :) awesome!

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  16. What a bright and festive card Greta. BTW you might want to check out my blog. Plus I will be needing your address :)http://thedailymarker.blogspot.com/

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  17. Wonderful use of all those fabulous balloons. Your colors are fun and festive too. So creative.

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  18. What fun with the pretty colors and patterns of these balloons! Love the way you fit the die cut balloons in the negative!

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  19. Adorable card!! Such a great design!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  20. Hey Greta! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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