Balloon Celebration by Stampin’ Up!

Balloon Celebration by Stampin’ Up!


Look at the beautiful colours for this week’s colour challenge over at Create with Connie & Mary! I didn’t think I would struggle so much with these colours when I first saw them! BUT oh boy did I ever!! I had planned my card out in advance as I sometimes do but when I actually made it, I hated it! It just didn’t work! In fact my first three attempts all ended up in the bin!

In the end I actually CASEd myself using Balloon Celebration by Stampin’ Up!  I had this card out on my desk for some reason and it inspired the card I’m posting today!

Balloon Celebration by Stampin' Up! Tracy May #CCMC428

Originally I was going to cut out a butterfly but changed my mind last minute and I cut out the cute little bird from Birds & Blooms instead.  I actually am so pleased with how the card turned out in the end. Just to show how I used the colours, I stamped the allium in Pool Party and the bubbles/ink splats in Pear Pizazz.

The bird is cut out of watercolour paper which I had painted with Sweet Sugarplum ink and an aqua painter! I also stamped the sentiment in Sweet Sugarplum and then mounted the card front onto a Pool Party card base.

So what do you think? Please do pop over to the Create with Connie & Mary challenge blog to see all the lovely cards the rest of the design team have come up with!

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  1. Liebe Tracy,
    Deine Karte ist wundervoll!
    Liebe Grüße,

  2. Oh I love that bird…and the CAS design of your card! Perfect! Great job with the color challenge this week!

  3. Beautifully done, Tracy! The clean and simple design works wonderfully with these colors! The pinky bird is so cute!

  4. I love the design you created with the allium and ink splots. Very cool and a great way to work with the color challenge!

  5. Love the background stamping, and this cute bird pops beautifully in Sweet Sugarplum! What a charming birthday card!

  6. What a fun background for your pink bird Tracy – love it! A great CAS birthday card.

  7. Lisa Martz says:

    I really like the little background lucky charms you created behind the bird. I get so hung up on DSP sometimes that I forget I could make my own backgrounds. Love your bright little bird.

  8. Great card Tracy, love your sweet little birdie too 😉 Viv xx

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