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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Celebrating Spring...

Eureka Digital Stamps provided Flying Girl Holder
designed for use with the Balloon Flowers
Celebrating the 1st Day of Spring - a little sun, a little rain & wind - and lots of green!  A perfect time of year.
It's an up lifting time and this card expresses that feeling for me!

This is my DT card for the new Challenge at 613 Ave. C with the theme of "First Day of Spring - make your own 3D flowers".  With Eureka as the sponsor, I immediately thought of these Balloon Flowers to make.  My 613 teammates have created some great samples to kick start your mojo - so go on over to see their inspiration for you and get more details on  the challenge - HERE.

[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]
  • Manipulated the Eureka images to create 2 different sizes for the Sunflower and then printed out three copies of all the images.
  • Colored all images with Copics, fussy cut, sculpted & layered with foam tape to create 3D flower balloons and the girl.
  • Layered the background paper & 2 different sized punched scalloped circles on the front and again on the inside. 
  • Waxed linen thread tied around the base of each balloon and then mounted all four images with foam tape for even more dimension.
  • Carefully adjusted all the threads to the right length, tied a knot and glued under her hand.
This card should be eligible for the following 
Edge of dimension & Inside
Crafting from the Heart #9 – ATG/Favorite colors [yellows, oranges & reds]
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG
Clear it Out – card for a Child / stash – bright colored paper [Paper pieced dress & mat]
Top Tip Tues – 3, 5 or 7
Simon Says Wed – Special Girl
Paper Pretties #301 – Birthday cards
Fussy & Fancy  #109 -  Happy Birthday
Paper Crafting Journey – Photo Inspiration/ colored polka dots [both background papers]
OSAAT #204 – Use a Digi


EurekaIMAGES:  The focal images - "Flying Girl Holder", "Daisy" and "Sunflower" Balloons are from Eureka
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP and the mats are from stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: punch used for the mats for the focal image and the message space; waxed linen is book binding thread; "Buttercup" Liquid Pearls used in the daisy.
INKS: the images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

Create wildly and do what amuses you!  ~ginny


  1. Fabulous colours and image Ginny x

  2. ~ginny, this card is adorable. I've always loved those shaped balloon images and with your sculpting and gorgeous colouring they look delightful. How fun to use the bookbinding thread and to gather all the strings into her hand. Great layering on the background. Love how she is spotlighted with the layered circles. Sweet!

  3. Great inspiration this week. Beautiful card. Teamie over at 613 Avenue Create. Monica

  4. cute card
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

  5. What a really pretty card, i just love the decoupage on this card, it is really effective. Thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart - Sonia W DT

  6. Ginny, I love your card! Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  7. How cute is this!! I love your little girl and your balloons - great coloring! Great use of "3" with your flowers...Thanks for joining the challenge this week at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Lyn - TTT Guest Designer

  8. So sweet - flowers for balloons was a great idea.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  9. Super cute card, sweet image & wonderful design!
    Glad you joined us for the Challenge at One Stitch At A Time, hope to see you come back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT ~

  10. love the 3D flower balloons a great uplifting image and love the frame aroung the girl image-than you for the comment on my card and it's called spiders web on the background of my card it's 6" wide and you buy on a roll,got mine from Hobbycraft
    Carol x

  11. Sweet card ! Such cute flowers :)

  12. What an adorable card! Love the strings and the darling little girl!

    Thank you for participating in this week's OSAAT Challenge!

  13. Such a cute card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck. Hope to see you back again. Maggie - DT

  14. Gorgeous card, and those flowers and colours really do speak of spring! Thank you for joining in our challenge this time at Paper Crafting Journey, and good luck!
    Joyce xx


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