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. 


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

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

  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!!).

  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.

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

  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!! :)

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

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

  9. Hello Greta
    Amazing embossing juxtaposing with the balloons, it is fabulous.

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

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

    Best crafty wishes!
    Staying Crafty

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


    it is FUN :)
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

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

  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 !! :)

  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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