Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Double D Challenge - Balloons

It is time for another challenge at Double D!
It is the second one for the new year. It is Team Darlene's turn! 

You got it! Balloons!
Do you think of celebrations when you see balloons?  I think of a birthday card.  
So that is what I did, but a little different.  I have stamped them and die cut them and this time I wanted to do something different. I spent a little more time on each balloon. 
You can see what I mean on my card.

On watercolor paper, I spread some water and then some gold and ruby paint and let it do its thing. Then I used a die from Simon Says called Balloons.  I just cut the single balloon several times from gold shelving paper.  Yep, got that stuff years ago in gold and copper.  I stuck it to some lightweight card stock and then die cut five balloons. 
I carefully tied a gold twine to each balloon. Here is where the extra time came in.  I needed my glasses for that. Who am I kidding, I need my glasses whenever I craft. 
That bow that holds the stings together is really a flower die.  Die Namics Lily. 
The sentiment is PTI Phrase Play #11 and it was stamped on a Die Namics Peek a Boo window. 
Last, I added some die cut stars from the same gold shelf paper. 
This is a fun and doable challenge and who doesn't need a balloons card for their stash. 
And.... there is a prize for a random winner. 
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Hot Air Balloons

It's a great prize and a fun Challenge!  Be sure to see what the rest of the design team has for you. 
As always I do very much appreciate your comments, they make my day better. 


  1. This is stunning Barbara! Your so clever to use shelf paper for your elegant balloons. The flower piece used for the bow is brilliant!

  2. Touch of class, love the gorgeous balloons.xx

  3. Shelf paper...what? OMGosh this is so beautiful AND clever and here I thought you embossed each sure is stunning!!

  4. Your card is GORGEOUS! Love those balloons! Shelf paper? Really! WOW wouldn't have thought to do that! What fabulous inspiration and it's just beautiful! Have a great day!!

  5. Wow, so pretty and very creative with the gold shelf paper. I see how you turned the balloon die to get the texture on the balloons, they do look embossed. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Those balloons are so elegant in the gold. What a fantastic card of celebration!

  7. Beautiful CAS,Barb. Love the foiled balloons and the color wash background.

  8. Spectacular card, Barbara! Wow, I love all of the gold against the pale peach. So beautiful!

  9. That's some very fancy shelf paper but, wow, you put it to good use! I love the watercolor background, too. It really goes beautifully with the gold.

  10. Such an amazingly beautiful card you have created Barbara! So much work has gone into creating it, I love the water-coloured background and the pretty gold balloons.

  11. This is so stunning, especially with the pink watercolor background. I LOVE the gold, it's so elegant and classy. FABULOUS card, my friend. Oh, and I forgot about the shelf paper, I have the gold and copper too. Remember back when that was a "thing"?