Monday, April 7, 2014

balloon birthday. . . .

for my son-in-law. 




The blueprint series from Tim Holtz is a good way to get a masculine feel for a card.  I paper pieced the balloon on kraft cardstock and used my Sakura stardust pen to add some glitz to it and the diamonds in the patterned paper.  The patterned paper on either side adds some interest and I splattered a bit of black ink.

Entering this in the SSS birthday celebration challenge and hope to get another one in before the deadline.  Time gets away from me - but it sure would be nice to win this week's $100 prize, wouldn't it?

Thanks for visiting.

13 comments:

Greta said...

What a cool, masculine card, Joy!

Lin said...

Joy, I just LOVE the colors and patterns you put together for this card! Pinning it for when I need something for one of my boys!

Cat Craig said...

Joy, you sure got that masculine feeling down with your stamp and colors.

Robin K. said...

Very cool card Joy! Love that blueprint stamp and the black and white harlequin pp you used!

Carol McCready said...

Great card. I love Tim's blue prints stamps.

Virginia Lu said...

You have used this TH stamp so perfectly, Joy!! I love the pattern paper that you incorporated with the stamp and ink colors! Your son-in-law will love this!

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous masculine card Joy!!

Dawn Turley said...

what a great card Joy. Love the yellow balloon.

Linda said...

great card Joy! Sadly I won't have time to enter for this week's challenge... but good luck to you!

Rosemary said...

amazing masculine card, joy!

Laurel said...

This is just soooo cool! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!!!

walchowDesign said...

Fab masculine card with the blueprint!

Barb Ghig said...

Love this masculine card, Joy! Awesome color combo, and I love how you paper pieced the balloon!