April 16, 2012

Birthday Balloons



Hi!  Happy Monday!  It's that time for another Bitten By the Bug Challenge.  This week's challenge was to create a birthday card featuring balloons. I created my card using a fun polka dot background paper overlapped by a cloud grid paper.  I tore a strip of green cardstock for the "grass" at the bottom.  The girl and the balloons are cut from the Sweethearts cartridge. I gave the girl a cute plaid dress and matching headband with brown heels.  The balloons are cut from glittery orange cardstock and attached with foam dots.  I attached baker's twine to all the balloons and tied them together.  I let them fly off the edge of the card like they are flying away!  I think this accomplished a sense of movement.  I laid down a strip of glue and sprinkled blue and purple glitter flowers to the very bottom of the card. I attached a punch out to the twine and the happy birthday sentiment with foam dots.  When I first began creating the card, I used a totally different background paper in place of the cloud paper. The colors were great, but it was too busy. I'm glad I changed it out and used the cloud paper.  I totally wish I had a cute plaid dress like hers too! LOL  Check out the other designers' creations and play along at BBTB2!  Have a lovely spring week!


Miles of Smiles,




10 comments:

Julia Moss said...

oooooo, I think I'm gonna have to scraplift this one. I love the heart balloon idea. Lovely card!

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous combo of colors and papers and I adore that huge bunch of glittery balloons! Looks like she's about to be swept away! xxD

Sandi said...

that is one bunch of terrific heart shaped balloons. hugs

Sandi said...

that is one bunch of terrific heart shaped balloons. hugs

Jeri said...

What a fabulous bunch of balloons, Melissa. I love how you used sparkly paper. Wish I had done that for my balloons. Great job!

Lori said...

I have to say your card made me smile. It reminds me of going to Party City, getting a bunch of balloons, and walking over to my car. :)

Penniannie said...

sparkly balloons, what a great idea, soooo cute.....

Penny

Dee Burns said...

This is a beautiful card and so are your others. Love how you did the Balloons and the Girl is perfect...good job!
I became a follower too.

Have a great day!
Dee B

Brandy said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card! Love the paper choices! :)

Annie Anya said...

This is just fab. I am still trying to work out these wonderful ways of doing full use of my carts. Have this one but need to practice more...love it mmm just going to have to follow you now, love your style.3