Saturday, September 24, 2011

Birds and Balloons

I'm sitting at my dining room table watching the birds on my feeders.  I get such enjoyment out of their antics and it starts my day out with a smile. 

I quickly whipped up this card for the Celebrate the Occasion challenge - birthday with balloons.


The balloons are all cut from George in different sizes and planned out on my Design Studio.  I printed the sentiment on the computer using TXT Longhand.  At first I planned to draw the strings and incorporated them into the word.  On second thought, I was afraid that it wouldn't come out like I wanted it to, so I tied black crochet cotton on the balloons and attached them, along with a bow, to the end of the word.  I did some inking around the balloons to give them a little dimension and popped them up, each on a different layer.  One was even cuttlebugged.  I love the bright colors but you could do this in any color and have a quick and easy birthday card.

11 comments:

  1. Especially like the usage of the black cotton string. Thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving a nice comment. I commented back that I was laying on the ground (on a blanket of course) photographing the balloon straight up) & you can ck out my photography calendar for more Hot Air Balloons & more:
    http://www.shuttercal.com/calendar/SunshineHoneyBee/
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  2. Hi Bobby, nice to see another newbie join in. I started this blog thing about 2 months ago after 100 years of crafting of every imaginable type. Amazing isn't it, that this BLOG world existed & we didn't even know what we were missing???The CTO chgallenge is always fun. Your card is great and hope you can stop by & say hi.
    Claire
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  3. Great CAS card, love the papers with your embossing! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

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  4. I always fall back on the George cart. It is probably the most used cart I have. I like the patterns on the balloons.
    TFS
    Sue

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  5. Great card! Thanks for playing with us this week at CTO!

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  6. Such a cute card!! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!
    Laurie
    scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

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  7. Lovely vibrant card.Thanks for playing with us at CTO.
    Jayne x

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  8. What a cute card! I love the embossing on the balloons! Thanks for playing at CTO!

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  9. Very pretty, great job on the embossing! Thanks for joining CTO!

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  10. Bobby, this card is so simple, yet beautiful and elegant! Love the distressing on the balloons, the sentiment, and the balloons!! Now a new follower and would love for you to visit me at www.trailoftreasures.com

    Thanks for celebrating birthdays with us at CTO!

    Hugs,
    Tracey - CTO DT member
    www.trailoftreasures.com

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  11. Wonderful CAS card!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO!

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