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!


  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!

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

  3. This is gorgeous,love the double layered

  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!

  5. Love the way you designed this card!

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

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



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