Saturday, 22 November 2014

Balloon fun


Hello there! I have a quick card to share today and this week my inspiration has come from Marion's fun balloon card over at muse. I played around with lots of balloons for this one and in the end I just liked one.....I remember a card by Jennifer Mcguire which had this design and I just loved it.

 To add some interest I embossed my balloon with silver and added some pretty distress inks over the top before spraying with a perfect pearl mist - so fun and easy to make and it's very shiny IRL:)

Thanks so so much for coming by my blog today xx

My Card:


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Muse Challenge #93 - Here is Marion Vagg's gorgeous card (I love it!)



Time out - Challenge #19 - Embossing with a sparkle twist

Supplies: Simon says stamp set - birthday balloon and balloon dies, Hero arts tiny star background stamp, distress inks - tumbled glass, peacock feathers and faded jeans, perfect pearl mist

24 comments:

Cathy said...

Hi Karen, love the dimension on this balloon with the tiny stars, the string and the gorgeous blue shades. I've been looking for balloon dies so am going to check out the SSS ones!Cathy x

aileen (mum) said...

Karen, wow what a beautiful card. I love the look of all the little stars on the balloon and your colouring.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, good, I'm glad to see that you saw the TOC, too, Karen, as your card is perfect for that challenge, too! There is just something about an offset giant balloon that appeals to the kid in everyone! CASlicious!! Hugs, Darnell

Deepti said...

This is so fun :) I love the starry goodness on the the balloon

sandie said...

Love the embossing on the balloon, what an original idea. Great to see you at TIME OUT, love that you support us so much x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Meadie
Fabulous card.... Love this Die ... I have it as well
Makes a stunning card....
Hope you and yours are well
Hugs Sylvie xx

Anita in France said...

Wow, this is simply gorgeous, Karen ... I love silver and blue together, they're such a perfect match ... and on your giant balloon they're fabulous! Always so delighted to have you join us at Time Out! Anita :)

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful balloon - great card!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Saw this on the Muse challenge, and wow! Your balloon is just stunning.
Caroline xxx

Tracey Wilson said...

so pretty! i love how you did one giant balloon! great take on the MUSE challenge!

Cornelia W said...

Great interpretation of the Muse - that giant balloon is wonderful!

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous Karen! Love your take on the muse card :)

Lorraine said...

a gorgeous card Karen. The balloon looks brilliant.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Sarah Gray said...

LOVE this card, Karen! The silver embossing and shimmer is gorgeous - it looks like a real balloon floating off the card :) Thanks for sharing it with us at Time Out!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

A very bold and clever take on the Muse! Love the scale of the balloon! Thanks so much for joining us this week, Karen!

Barb Ghig said...

I love your take on Marion's Muse card, Karen! This is such a fun die cut balloon, and when I enlarged your photo, I was blown away with all the shimmer you added with embossing the stars! Love your bold sentiment, too!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous card karen... I just love the inking and starry pattern xx

Shona Chambers said...

I saw your card at Muse and so glad to see you've linked at TIME OUT as well. This balloon is gorgeous and love all the silver embossing. The colours are gorgeous and like that its just one big balloon. So glad you joined us at TIME OUT and know this will be very popular at Muse too!!

Deni(se) said...

Very unique. I love the surface you have on the balloon. Good idea to store for the future!

maria f. said...

Love your take on the muse.

Loll Thompson said...

Love the soft blue of this giant balloon ... and the silvery dots and stars. So pretty Karen!! Loll xx

Ksenija Rizova said...

Karen, this is so elegant card! Love the simplicity of your composition, soft blue shades and tiny silver stars!!!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

I absolutely loved this card and voted for it at MUSE last week. Fantastic technique!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Great CAS design on the first one Karen and fantastic dimension on the second one! Hazel x