Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fancy Balloons

We had a great few days at the lake & thought I'd share some pictures.  The full moon was really breathtaking, but hard to capture.  


I always got out of the water first, so no picture of me in the lake, but I can assure you I looked just as relaxed & happy as hubby!



Did a few chores & since I have one more day off, decided to save the rest for tomorrow--I'm good at that--LOL!  

I had the idea to make my left over Penny Black balloon dies (uplifting, 51-004) from THIS CARD into fancy balloons, but didn't have time before we left. Tonight I looked through my Penny Black stamps & found 3 flourish type ones I could use parts of: deco (3978K), footnote (3857H), butterfly symphony (30-148).  After white embossing, I rubbed each with a metallic Gelato & blended with my finger.  I used Cathy's technique of wiping the embossed area with a wet wipe.  The embossing folder is by Cuttlebug & the Penny Black sentiment, stamped in Brilliance Starlight Black on vellum, is from eloquence (30-162).  The balloons are mounted with foam tape & adorned with a clear sticker that is fairly flat, so I think this card will be easily mailed. I'm really glad you took time to come by.  
I'll be catching up on your work in the next few days. 



15 comments:

  1. lovely card Greta. Your time at the lake looks fun and I love the pinks in your evening photo. Quite striking.

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  2. Gorgeous photos! And I love the colours in your card - and that beautiful embossing!

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  3. Your lake scenery is breath-taking! A beautiful place to relax, refresh and rejuvenate! Your card is wonderful, with those sweet balloons and the perfectly matched embossing. Gorgeous! Enjoy Friday! I say tackle some card-making first; the chores will wait (as I've discovered! Where are those chore-elves when you need them!!).
    c

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  4. Your card is elegantly festive! The embossing is beautiful. I like your lake photos ~ I think the moon is hard to photograph. There are times it looks larger than life and then I take a photo and it looks like a blip. I never did make it up to the lake this summer. Maybe this fall.

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  5. Beautiful card, Greta! Thanks for sharing the breathtaking photos. The lake looks so serene!

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  6. WOW that water looks beautiful and SO inviting!! Sweet card today Greta! The designs on your balloons looks great. Now go get your chores done!! :)

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  7. Sweet card Greta, such gorgeous pictures, you are so fortunate to enjoy the lake and the surroundings!!!

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  8. So glad you had a wonderful time,Great pictures,Love your card,Very pretty!!!

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  9. Hello Greta
    Amazing embossing juxtaposing with the balloons, it is fabulous.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  10. Great photos Greta! Your card is beautiful! Love the colorful balloons and fancy embossed background!

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  11. This is beautiful! I love the embossing. You really made the balloons look elegant and special by adding the flourishes.

    Best crafty wishes!
    Amber
    Staying Crafty

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  12. some great photos. and the card is beauitful :)
    and do not miss....

    SATURDAY SHOW OFF

    it is FUN :)
    WELCOME
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

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  13. Such pretty balloons! What a wonderful idea to emboss them! I think I'm going to have to get some of those Gellatos!

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  14. wow Greta, thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. Looks like both you and hubby had a wonderful time. beautiful card too, love the texture and sweet summer balloons. Hope you are well my friend. Hugs, Nat !! :)

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  15. Love the pattern on the balloons; and that textured bg is elegant, yet happy! I envy you your time at the lake and in the water. Perfect way to celebrate summer!!!

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