Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hello in Black & White

Last minute entry for the Paper Smooches April challenge, although it's been in the back of my mind for weeks.  When I saw the new challenge at CCCB a card was born!  
Interesting how different images appeal to different people & I do love balloons.  My simple card uses a Penny Black balloon die stamped with Paper Smooches flowers from Friendly Flowers, colored a tiny bit with a blue glitter gel pen, covered with MFT Glitter Glaze & tied with blue floss. A PS die was used for the dotted panel & the sentiment from the same PS set was stamped in black. Both the balloon & the panel were attached with fun foam, so this card will have to be sent to a U.S. friend. Had to change cards to send to England the other day as $13 was just a bit too much to spend on postage--haha!  Off to make some biscotti & do laundry before working tomorrow.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday. Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

25 comments:

  1. I really like this Greta. A super CAS card. Barbxx

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  2. Brilliant and beautiful; you nailed our theme. I love how the balloon stands out and fab CAS design! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB; it's a privilege to have you with us again!

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  3. really fun take on the inspiration photo, greta!

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  4. Fun card, Greta - just love the balloon on that background square!

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  5. VERY inventive that you stamped the PS stamp on the balloon die! Love the simplicity of this card, Greta! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

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  6. Love the CAS look on this one, and your balloon looks great with the stamped pattern. I really like the die though, because it is such a perfect mat for this fun balloon. TFS & good luck in the challenges.

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  7. Oh it's lovely Greta .. Simply perfect in every way and I love the glitter! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  8. Looks so elegant Greta. Just love those little flowers on your balloon.

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  9. Awesome card, Greta! Love the design on the balloon!!

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  10. Beautiful CAS card in black and white, Greta! Fun balloon and love the pop of color with the blue!

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  11. Love your CAS card my Friend!
    Postage has gone crazy! $13 for a letter? seriously?!
    Have a wonderful end of the week Greta!

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  12. Sweet CAS card, Greta! Eh!$13 postage that is insane!

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  13. Oh this is such a fun CAS card, Greta! Love that PB balloon die and the cute PS flowers stamped on it :)
    Totally agree with you on crazy international postage :-O

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  14. Greta, this is so adorably sweet.
    Love the darling balloon, sentiment, and dotted die-cut panel.

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  15. Such a cute card Greta! What s fun balloon!

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  16. What a great take on the balloon theme at City Crafter I love how you kept the image black and white, such a fresh CAS creation and love the touch of glitter.

    Marie

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  17. Greta. How nice to see your name mentioned today at Paper Smooches! Well done!

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  18. BIG Shout out to you at the PS, Greta! Great job!

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  19. Nailed the challenge, my friend! Black and white marvelous!
    hugs~c

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  20. You've been a busy bee , I'm catching up on all these stunners!!!

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  21. I never thought a balloon could be elegant looking, but you've proven me wrong there. This is a fancy card without being over the top!

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