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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sieze the Birthday ~ birthday balloons





Welcome to another Seize the Birthday Challenge!!
We have a topping this time and it is to have a balloon on your birthday card!!

 
I die cut a balloon and used the negative to sponge on my colors for all the balloons.  I used distress oxide inks for the sponging.
The die is from Birthday Cheer 
and the rest of the sentiment was stamped from Ways to Say: Birthday
 
Heart Hugs, friends!



15 comments:

  1. I love how you used your die cut balloon as a stencil and sponged with DOX inks. So colorful and fun. TFS Colleen. Hugs

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  2. Oh, those balloons look just gorgeous! Love all the beautiful colors!! That cursive sentiment fits it so perfectly, I am just in love with it!
    xx Ashwini

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  3. I love how you overlapped the balloons and the softness of the colors. Such a pretty card.

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  4. Love those cheerful rainbow balloons!!! Awesome birthday card!

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  5. Wow! Awesome stamping for the balloons! Such pretty colors! A perfect birthday card, Colleen!

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  6. Just beautiful Colleen...love your gorgeous bouquet of wonderful balloons!

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  7. What a fun card and very creative to use the negative die cut balloon as a stencil. Love all the colorful balloons.

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  8. This is fabulous. I can't tell you how many times I have tried this technique, only for it to end up in the bin, but you nailed it. Love the transparency feel of your balloons.
    xxx

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  9. I agree with "Keep It Sweet and Simple" 's comment... you nailed it. I have tried this technique so often and failed. Maybe it is the Distress Oxide inks... this just fabulous!

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  10. Colleen your layered sponging is gorgeous! I love how the balloons overlap and the new colors they create.

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  11. Beautiful Colleen! I love the way you achieved a real life transparency with your coloring! : )

    Patti

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  12. Using your own stencil to sponge on the balloons really made it easy to look like you spent a lot of time coloring. Fantastic.

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  13. Such a FABulous card Colleen! You have used the perfect tones of colors over lapping one another! It's so great to be back in the groove! Thanks for your kindness these past few weeks!

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  14. Balloons and birthdays go hand in hand. Fun card... so colourful with beautiful ink blending. Love it!

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  15. Love how you did your balloons!!! Brilliant. Love your colourful and cheerful card.

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