A quick post to share a card for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday challenge. I had a lot of time today in the craft room and took the opportunity to play. As it often happens, a fair amount ended up in the circular file, and this card is a far cry from the original idea in my mind. Nonetheless, it ended up an extremely bright and cheery birthday greeting.
The card base is Bright Buttercup. I die cut a Pierced Frame from watercolor paper and used my watercolors create an ombre effect. The Pierced Frame dies are new and I think I'll get a lot of use from them. The balloons were die cut with dies from "Balloon Bash" from a piece of watercolored paper I'd embossed with the Cover-up Grid stamp (also new). It didn't work for the original plan, but it made pretty cute balloons. I die cut the "Balloon Strings" from watercolor paper as well.
The repeated sentiment is from "Ways to Say: Birthday." It's a $5 set that sees lots of action here. Before I added any of the elements to the card, I stamped it in white with Hero Art's "Tiny Ink Dots." I've had that so long, I don't think it's available any longer. I found all kinds of things when I purged my stamp collection earlier this week. You can't see it in the first photo, but it's visible in this one.
Tomorrow a friend and I are off to Buffalo Stamps and Things for their annual garage sale (hence the purging of stamps). Even if I don't sell many of them, I'm much better organized, and I've cleared out a lot of space, especially in my storage cabinet for wooden stamps. Hopefully, I'll restrain from buying any more stamps, though that probably won't be easy!