Monday 5 September 2016

Muse #182 - Big Birthday Balloons

Hi there

Over at Muse I'm thrilled that it's my turn once again to be your designer for this week's challenge.

This also gave me a chance to have a first play with some MFT products I bought a couple of months ago so hopefully this creation will give you some inspiration to play along.  You can take inspiration from any aspect of my card: layout, colours, theme, etc.  Just have fun, I'd love to see where this one takes you...

I started by cutting the birthday die from a strip of cardstock to place at the base of my card.  Next I blended Distress Inks through this fabulous balloon stencil directly onto the card base, so glad I bought it!  I tried to use colours so that this card would be suitable for either gender.  The 'happy' was then stamped both onto the die cut panel and the card base, the MISTI made the positioning effortless!  Once the die cut panel was adhered in place I then added a scattering of co-ordinating enamel dots from Doodlebug.

Materials used:

  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Blueprints 26 (I've been trying to get my hands on this set forever!)
  • Stencil: MFT - Big Balloons
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Fancy Sayings (part of 'happy birthday')
  • Accents: Doodlebug Sprinkles - Lilac, Swimming Pool, Blue Jean, Limeade

Challenge entries:

The Paper Players - Challenge #311 - Circles
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #209 - CAS
Darnell's NBUS Challenge #7 - Both MFT products had their first use on this card :)

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope I've inspired you to play along and look forward to seeing you in the gallery.


  1. Such a fun birthday card, Anita! I love how you played with your balloon stencils and the Blueprints 26 is perfect...Love it!

  2. Anita love this card, totally needs to be CASed. Such a simple design yet so eye catching.

  3. this is stunning Anita, the colours are so bold and I really like how you placed the 'happy'

  4. Dreamy. Love how you inked those balloons.

  5. I love the stenciled balloons and your choice of colors, Anita. Thanks for sharing your card (3 I've commented on so far *wink*) at ATSM.

  6. Anita i LOVE your card! Awesome circular element!
    Thank you so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

  7. Such a beautiful card Anita! Thanks for the inspiration :-) xx

  8. Love what you've made with your new ballon stencil. The balloons look translucent, very much like the ones in real life. Such a clever gender and age neutral design!

  9. What a great CAS creation, Anita! I love the balloons as your circle element, and the die cut sentiment over them. So glad you joined us this week at The Paper Players!

  10. Congrats on your win over at the Card Grotto too, I think it's you ..

    Love your balloon card and colours

    Have a great weekend


  11. Totally SWOON-worthy Neets and defo had to have a crack at this one! Think I've gone a bit overboard but hey ho ... that's crafting! Hugs x

  12. These balloons are so pretty and soft looking due to the stenciling. Great take on this week's circle challenge. Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week. Fab card!


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