Thursday, May 15, 2014

Balloons...Not for Kids

I've never participated in the Inkspirational Challenges. The current challenge is the first one since my friend Carol became a member of the DT. No way I was going to miss it!  The beautiful challenge photo is festive & yet sophisticated--an adult celebration that could be anything from an engagement to a birthday or a new job.  
I finally opened my bottle of Distress Rock Candy Stickles glitter to give a more subtle sparkle to my balloons die cut with a Penny Black balloon die using various cardstock scraps.  I mounted the balloons onto a piece of vellum die cut with Lil' Inkers stitched rectangles which is attached to the card front. I thought vellum helped convey the feeling I got looking at the photo.  
The sentiment is from Stampendous & is heat embossed using VersaMagic Jumbo Java. I'm also adding this to Pixies Snippets Playground. So glad  
you came by as I know everyone is busy & there are lots of blogs to visit. Enjoy the rest of your week.

21 comments:

Mona Pendleton said...

Terrific card Greta! Love all the shimmery balloons!

Barb said...

I love those fun balloons, Greta! The colors and sparkle look awesome!

Sue said...

Hello Greta,
I have to agree a very lovely card in the CAS style, so very you.
Smiles:)
Sue

Kate said...

Wow what a fun card. Love your sparkly balloons and the ethereal effect of the vellum !!!

Dawn Turley said...

Love the sparkly balloons and the vellum does give a dreamy look to your card. Beautifully done.

Rosemary said...

fabulous take on the inspiration photo, greta!! those sparkly balloons are so very fun!!

cm said...

WOW, WOW and WOW, my dear friend! First, thank you for the wee shout out; I'm so thrilled that you've decided to play along. And play along you have...I am marveling over these fabulous, sparkly, delightful balloons! Awesome take on the inspiration photo, indeed! Thank you for joining us an Inkspiration Challenges, and thank you, especially, for adding sunshine to my day! Hugs~c

Lisa said...

Love your sparkly balloon bouquet Greta, great card!!

Maria said...

Just gorgeous! Those balloons are fabulous...well done, Greta!

Di said...

Really clever Greta! Perfect use of snippets and I love the sparkly balloons :)

Hugs, Di xx

Cat Craig said...

Isn't that glitter so much fun? You'll be addicted soon if not already. Wonderful balloon cluster, Greta, it does give me the feel of the photo.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How amazing this card is!!!!
I love those glittered balloon and the white space!

Marina said...

Well I'm glad to hear our new teammie is pulling in fabulous crafters like you! Beautiful multi-coloured balloons - the glitter on them is perfect and , as you say, grown up balloons. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful, love the glitter and colours of the balloons. Have a wonderful weekend, Shirleyx

~Tammy~ said...

I love all the glitter! Anything that adds sparkle always makes me smile and happy!

Brenda in IN said...

Great card! I love the sparkly balloons and the vellum.

Shirley said...

Simply fun and cute at the same time! Great sparkly balloons!

Marybeth said...

It's gorgeous, and fun all at the same time. Love the sparkly balloons with the simple sentiment. Oh...the vellum is just perfect!

alexandra s.m. said...

Superb interpretation my Friend!

Martha said...

OH, how sweet!

Jessi Fogan said...

This is so sparkly & fun! I LOVE it :)