Friday, 30 June 2017

Paru's Cardmaking Challenges - Birthday

 

Good morning! I'm so excited to tell you that I am the July Guest at Paru's Cardmaking Challenges! This month's theme is Birthday.




I was inspired by Donna's card here. And I made quite a few panels before I managed to settle on a colour combination, good spacing and to get everything masked, sponged and stamped properly!

I cut the balloon out of masking paper (one for each colour) and used the negative space, distress ink and a swirling motion to fill in with a lighter centre, which gives a bit of dimension. I spritzed the balloons for more texture and interest. I knew that some bold black would give this pretty card a graphic feel. And of course, you can't have a birthday without some sparkle!


I used:
-Neat & Tangled Classic Tag 1
-MFT Patterned Paper
-MFT Silver Sparkle Cardstock


8 comments:

Maxine D said...

What a fabulous and cheerful card and tag Ardyth - and it sounds as though it was quite labour intensive!! Great results though.
Blessings
Maaxine

Debbie L said...

love this card and tag - I do love a balloon card- inspiring ( need to make hubbie birthday card - problem solved thanks Ardyth )

Mac Mable said...

Wow...so eye catching and love the colours, the layout and the contemporary look to your card and tag x Congratulations too x

Paru Mahtani said...

Just love these cards!! Thanks so much for guest designing for me at Paru’s Card Making Challenges

Brawny said...

Wow love this. Great card x

Mary McCaslin said...

I don't usually take the time to comment, but I just thought this was such a beautiful set and it's inspired me to make the tag along with the card while I'm at it. Thank you!

Sheila H said...

The balloons are awesome. Love the matching set!

Teri Smith said...

What a happy Happy Birthday card!