Clearly It's Your Birthday


Wow, where did April go?  I've had so much fun as the JUGS (Just Us Girls) Guest Designer this month and really sorry to say goodbye!

What a fabulous inspiration picture we've got to work with this week!!!  So many options for designs.  Thought I'd have fun doing an acetate card for a change. 




Each of the balloons is die cut twice in coordinating papers.  So is the banner, but one is cut backwards (i.e. the wrong side of the paper).  This is so you can match up the front to the inside of the card.

Once those were cut, the sentiment was stamped on one of the balloons and highlighted with Wink of Stella.  Same goes for the little black stars on the banner.  Just couldn't get the right shot to show the pretty shine.  I added a bit of hemp twine to each balloon and attached the balloons to the card base with Scor-Tape.  The balloon with the sentiment has been popped up with clear foam tape, and there's little bits behind each of the banners too.

Then, I turned my attention to the inside of the card:

 
Pasted the same three die cut balloons and the banner directly behind the ones on the front of the card.  Then I cut another piece of coordinating paper for the inside verse.  You will see a bit of the banner or balloons from the inside depending on the angle you look at the card.  There's one more piece of plain white card stock on the back of the card too.

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Hero Arts Acetate Notecard, Memory Box Brioche and misc. white paper
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloons and Simon Says Stamp Birthday Messages
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Simon Says Stamp Balloons die, Simon Says Stamp Ribbon Banner die, hemp twine, Scor-Tape, kool tak clear foam, Glossy Accents

Challenges entered:
JUGS#238 - inspiration picture seen above

Vicki and Lisa...thank you so much for this opportunity.  Each and every member of the designer team is so talented and so supportive...I've loved being the Guest Designer this month!!!

Back soon with more my sweet friends...