I know I just posted, but I realized I needed a birthday card for Sunday (our Pastor turns 40). I decided to use the sketch at Taylored Expressions and the weekly CARDS blog challenge (for patriotic themed cards) to formulate my card.
Here’s what I came up with…
I decided to use this cute Hero Arts stamp set when I saw the balloon had stars in it. How perfect! You can see a little of the gloss in the photo, I used Stampin’ Ups! Crystal effects. I think it gives it the feel of an actual balloon. I need something along the bottom of the card but didn’t want to use ribbon or scallops since the card is for a man. Thus I decided on the button row which were weaved together using DMC floss. It’s the first time I’ve used this on a card, but I like it and will probably go back to it again!
Also, remember we have another EBTKS challenge ongoing… to use aluminum foil. (In hindsight I’m thinking that foil would’ve worked really well with stars in honor of the holiday…hmmm)
AND, the Lawn Fawn monthly reveal starts next week, and again, there are some great new sets coming out, you won’t want to miss it!
Hugs and blessings