Tuesday 4 September 2018

Project: A bright balloon challenge card

I like something a challenge that makes me think differently about my stash and the challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch made me think about how to put something on the diagonal.

I looked through a dozen images and stamps and things before remembering that to get a rectangle shape you don't have to have a rectangle-shaped image, the great DT cards showed that in the challenge and I decided to make a shape out of multiple punches. The balloon stems, sentiment and punch are all Stamping Up and I decided to go for a classic rainbow color scheme.

Sometimes the simplest things are the cheeriest. The purple stripe and the very light hexagon-print background paper are all scraps from my stash, years old, and I decided the light pattern kept it from being boring and added a touch of contemporary print.

I like the sentiment being so blunt without a happy birthday or anything so I can use it as a congrats card or something other than a traditional birthday. Why not keep the options open?

Very fun to play with, thanks for the sketch inspiration!


  1. This is wonderful, I really like the bright bold balloons against the subtle background and I can't believe you played along with a sketch with a diagonal by choice..you've changed man.. The sentiment is SO us, I love it, I totally want it. Cx


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