Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Cards By Jovan-Celebrate Challenge

Jovan of Cards By Jovan is celebrating her 3rd blogaversary by having a blog hop and a challenge. I really enjoyed the blog hop. So much that I hopped right into my crafty room and made a card for the challenge. The challenge is to create a card with a theme of 'Celebration'. And it can be anything you want to celebrate.
One of the ladies that I work with has a birthday this week, so I decided to celebrate her birthday by making her a card. I cut the balloons from the Celebrate With Flourish cartridge. They are the #22 image on the overlay. I cut them at 4.75 and one at 3.00 inches. I didn't want the swirl nor the string so I only cut the balloon layer. I cut each of the 4.75 inch ones twice so I could layer them for a little more sturdiness.  I then embossed each balloon using 3 different Cuttlebug Folders: Polka Dots, D'vine Swirls and Houndstooth. I popped up the pink and blue balloons on one layer of foam tape and the purple one on two layers. I tied Lilac, Shore and Blossom Twine from The Twinery on the balloons for my strings. Brought them together and knotted them so they would hang down the middle of my card. I took the same cardstock as my balloons and stamped and layered the sentiments. Both sentiments are from the stamp set Mini Messages from Scrappy Mom's Stamps. I rounded the corners of each layer, did a little doodling and popped them up on one layer of foam tape. I decided I needed to add a little bling. I pulled out these great Houndstooth Gemstones by Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) and added one to each sentiment piece. The bg paper is from K & Company. On the inside I added the little 3 inch balloon and one more gemstone. Hop over and help Jovan celebrate her blogaversary and enter her challenge. Hope y'all like my card!!!! :)


Creative M said...

What a wonderrful card!Love it !TFS

Jovan said...

Love your card...great colors! Thanks so much for joining me!

Kate said...

So Cute love the embossing and the inside of your card too.


jessica said...

OOOHHHH I LOVE this!!! Beautiful job Sharon!! Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT 4th of July!!

Heather said...

Very cute. It definitely says "Celebration". Hugs, my friend.

Sherrie K. said...

Super cute card my friend! The embossed balloons look so awesome!! Love it!
Sherrie K

Georgiana said...

Birthdays and balloons always go together perfectly.

Happy Independence Day,
Carson's Creations

Tanya/Nonna said...

What a fun birthday card Sharon! I love the embossed balloons...very festive! That cute background paper is just perfect and I love the twine!

~ Jo ~ said...

Very cute card!!!! Love the embossed balloons!


Karons Krafty Korner said...

Love this card and how you embossed the balloons. TFS

Anna K said...

What a nice festive birthday card! Great idea embossing the balloons!!