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Monday, July 22, 2013

Balloons for a Birthday Bear...

For me, a fairly clean and simple design.  The balloons have been paper pieced from the DP, and as you can see from the angle shot below, were sculpted to give dimension and fastened down with foam tape to the original balloons.  The bear itself is colored with Copics and left flat.  That image panel and the base card both have been framed with embossed lines using a Scor-It.  The only other embellishment is the shear, wide, purple ribbon wrapped around the DP mat.

This card is for the new Monday Craft Your Passion Challenge 172 - "Happy Birthday".  This image (Birthday Bear 02) is from our Sponsor - Birdie Brown and you can see this one and her other images by clicking on her name. Some delightful samples have been prepared by the CYP Design Team - I recommend a kickstart for your Mojo by checking them out HERE!  Due date for your entry is Sunday, July 28 - so go get creative!

This card should be eligible for the following
Top Tip Tuesday #105 - Hexagons or CIRCLES (balloons and dots)
Lej Designs #62 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Clean and Simple
Crafty Ribbon #53 - Clean and Simple + ribbon
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
613 Ave C #29 - Anything Goes
OSAAT #173 - Use Your Favorite... (my Copics!)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Birthdays

IMAGES:  The focal image is by Birdie Brown
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP is from Basic Grey, "Soleil" collection; base CS is Georgia Pacific
EMBELLISHMENTS: Ribbon is from stash, a Scor-It was used to emboss the frame lines.
INKS:  the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!



  1. Fabulous card love the matching embellishments Ginnyx

  2. Wonderful card Birdie, love the matching balloons, so effective. Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and hope to see you back again soon. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

  3. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons with your beautiful card

  4. Lovely card honey. I love the cute bear.
    Thanks for joining in with us for our ‘circles or hexagons’ challenge at Top Tip Tuesday
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  5. What an adorable card and image. Imlove the dimension on the balloons and the shadowing around the image is a lovely detail. Love how,you decorated the interior too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  6. LOve the adorable card! Thank you for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER! Good luck and I hope we see more of your lovely work in our next challenge.

  7. This is so adorable, Ginny! I'm just tickled that you chose to share it with us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Good luck in the challenge.
    NanaConnie DT

  8. Wonderful card, Ginny. I love the paper pieced balloons and the pretty lavender color.

  9. So cute, thanks for playing at crafty ribbons. I have some candy on offer if you would like to hop over

  10. Hi Ginny; You've sure done some stamping and cutting on your cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Ribbons in this CAS challenge,

    La Vikinga

  11. So sweet, adorable. Thanks for visiting us at 613 Avenue Create.

  12. Thanks for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. That bear is so sweet! Love the shading around the image and the coloring is fabulous!

  13. Thanks for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Sweet card! The shading around the image is fantastic!

  14. Oh so cute card. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
    DT Nataliya

  15. So cute! Love your coloring. Thank you for sharing your "Favourite" with us at OSAAT, and I hope you'll join us for a new challenge tomorrow. Best, CG

  16. This card makes me smile, ~ginny. I love the paper piecing and sculpting and, of course, your wonderful colouring of the birthday bear. The scored frame around the card is subtle but such a beautiful finishing detail.

  17. is such a lovely card! really makes me smile :) thanks for your comment on a recent card on my blog x

  18. Another fantastic card Ginny and such a cute iage too. :0)


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