Friday, March 22, 2019

Guest Designing for JUGs Take 4

I'm back with my 4th card as the March Guest Designer for JUGs.  This week we have a fun photo inspiration with lots of possibilites.


I need a masculine birthday card in a couple weeks and thought a rainbow of  balloons would be perfect.  The Penny Black Uplifting dies include 5 different shapes & sizes of balloons.  I tend to use a variety to make a balloon bouquet, but this time I wanted to do something different.


I picked out an old 2004 Print Works sentiment stamp I've always loved.  Then I decided on the medium size balloon as it allowed me to use 5 die cuts for my design.  I applied Distress Inks candied apple, carved pumpkin, squeezed lemonade, mermaid lagoon & lucky clover using direct to paper technique on white cardstock scraps.  I added water drops for more interest which really shows up on the blue & green balloons.  Each die cut was backed with another white one for a bit of dimension without needing foam tape.  I also covered them in 2 coats of Nuvo Glaze for a fun, shiny surface & tied on white crochet thread. 


The plain white cardstock was too stark for me, but tiny black splatters using a Zig solved that problem.  Always great to have a card with interest that's flat to mail.  You can get lots more inspiration when you check out the work of the talented DT & I hope to see you in the gallery.  I'm entering ModSquad & The Snippets Playground.
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29 comments:

  1. I love those balloons with the bold, dimensional, shiny colors! Love the little splatters, too. Great masculine birthday card design.

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  2. Sweet sweet - so much like those balloon dies - TFS at Mod Squad

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  3. what a fun take on the inspiration photo! you have been rocking your time as guest designer for JUGs!

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  4. Fabulous rainbow of balloons, Greta.

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  5. What a fun array of colorful balloons. Guaranteed to make anyone smile. Congratulations on your guest design spot.

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  6. Wonderful bold colors! Love the balloons and the splattered background! Have a great day!

    Theresa

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  7. Congratulations for your GDT, Greta. You certainly deserve it. Lovely card, my talented friend. Kisses!!!

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  8. This is so much fun and so colourful Greta. I love the added glaze too, really makes the balloons sit out.

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  9. Such beautiful balloons! Love all the colors and yes, you have been rocking your guest design spot! Amazing!

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  10. I see so many rainbows and a lot of balloons. I am glad you combined them together. It is a great card.

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  11. Love your plump and pretty balloons, Greta! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. superb Greta. Lovely bright balloons.

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  13. Another fun card and rainbow colors are perfect for spring showers birthdays!

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  14. Love the rainbow of balloons! It makes for a very fun birthday card! Take care and have a great week! Hugs!!

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  15. Your rainbow balloons have planted a mega-watt smile alllll over my face! Love it!
    hugs~c

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  16. Love the way you've arched the colorful balloons! This is delightful Greta!

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  17. Just love your colorful balloons, Greta - such a fun birthday card!!

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  18. Cute birthday card - love that sentiment, too! The black splatter is just perfectd!

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  19. Wonderful bright fun card. Emma

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  20. Cute card and perfect for a male! Love the way you created the balloons!

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  21. What a fun and celebratory card for your guest inspiration card. Eye catching and love the colours and the glaze onto of those fun balloons x.

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  22. I love using balloons on cards and yours are so pretty and shiny! Love the design too!

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  23. This has a real razzle dazzle feel with the bright shimmery balloons and the plainer background to allow them to shine. Love the effect you achieved with the Oxides - just like effects on a real balloon. Happy Birthday never looked so good.

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  24. Love the bold colours on your balloons Greta. The Nuvo glaze just makes them pop beautifully.

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  25. Fun CAS card -- love the primary colored balloons

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  26. What a fabulous card Greta! Those balloons are wonderfully true to life as most times balloons blow up with variations in their colours/shading. Clever idea to splatter the background as well, and I do love the sentiment.

    Further to my earlier email - lil' stinker Dudley found his way into the fenced off rhubarb patch this evening! Len spotted him right away, hoisted him out and before he could get out himself the little chap was back in again! Another route to block off as well - as making sure the hedgies can still roam freely. It's all go!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  27. Great take on the photo! Love those balloons and how cute you tied the string on them. Great job.

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  28. What a fun array of rainbow balloons, Greta.

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  29. Ohhh I love this!!! The rainbow of balloons is splendid! So joyful :) And the splatters really add a lively touch! xo

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