Aug 8, 2017

Birthday Blessings

Happy Tuesday Friends!

Darlene with you today sharing a card that is simple in design,
but I think very cute and best of all, very mailable!!
 

Dies R Us products used on today's card are as follows:

Darice - Embossing Folders - Stacked Balloons


Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Blessings Prayer


Tutti Designs - Word Set - Birthday


I bet you didn't realize that Dies R Us handles some Embossing Folders & Stamps in their store too!  How cool is that!!  And the best way I have found to locate what they might have available is to use their SEARCH function.  Just type in a word ... click on the Search magnifying glass ... and see everything available in that topic.

Even though this card is relatively simple in design ...
I did a couple little things that I think you might find interesting!

First of all, I'm sure you noticed I used words from two different die sets ... why not!!!
Secondly, I wanted to shadow those words but didn't want to use black because I was afraid it would be to  SHARP and drown out my embossed balloons.  So, I got the bright idea to use the scraps that were left from my balloon background panel but of course I had to modify their color so they would stand out from the background ... hence I sponged them with a different shade of blue and used Tim Holtz oxide ink since it was the most handy.  




Thirdly, while working with shadowing my words I realized that my sponge dauber was close to the same size as the balloons on my embossed panel so figured why not give them a touch of accent color too ... AWESOME!!  Every once in awhile I come up with a good idea!  LOL


 I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared today!  And, don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

8 comments:

  1. Cute! Cute! The double layered words really stand out wonderfully against the embossed balloons. Great idea adding a bit of color to the balloons as well. You always have great ideas and inspiration!

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  2. Really over the top! With the shading, it looks amazing. I must remember that. So much dimension, but mail-able too.

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  3. This is gorgeous,love the double layered words.xxx

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  4. Such a fun card. Great idea to sponge over your embossed balloons. It creates such a cool effect. Love the double layered words - makes it really pop!
    Hugs,
    Lena

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  5. Love the way you designed this card!

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  6. Beautiful! The shading on the balloons is perfect!!

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  7. oh, no you are making me want more oxide inks! sweet card!

    Alicia

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