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Sunday, June 26, 2016

A Balloon Celebration and Wetlands Birthday Card

Last week my friend Katie brought her "Balloon Celebration" set for me to play with.  I stamped the balloons using Mint Macaron and Pool Party.  I used Smoky Slate for the stems. 

The words are from the "Wetlands" set.  They are my most favorite shaped words to use.  It reminds me of the "Sincere Salutations" set.  All of those fit nicely in the oval punch.  I used the retired scalloped oval punch for the layer behind the words.  I'm not sure what I will be using in the future.  I may have to break down and get the new oval dies.  I prefer punches.  They are easier to use.  They are easier to line up, and they are SO much quicker.  Plus they don't waste as much card stock as dies do.  But it is what it is.

I set the word layer in place using Dimensionals and that was it.  Now that I am seeing the image on the screen, it's very blah looking. Especially the background.  I guess I won't be making cards like that anymore!!!  Oh come on, now and then I end up making a blah card.  So we just call it a "simple" looking card and move on. And once again I say, "they all can't be winners!!!"  LOL  I'm in the mood to make something with LOTS of layers.  I will have to see what I can come up with tomorrow.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

Phyllis said...

I follow another person who makes a card then does a step it up version. This card would work. Show us a stepped up version because I think it has possibilities.