Happy March and Happy FriYay! Since Sunday was my birthday, I took off this month from my design team duty to provide a sample, and I've just been lazing around this week. Crafting some, but not with much ambition and it felt good. Time to get back to it, though. After family left on Sunday, I made a 6x6 family birthday card to display when there's a family birthday! I used a piece of Office Depot legal sized index card stock for the card base and taped it shut to give it strength.
I used 6x6 Basic Grey Hopscotch papers, Docraft X-cut balloon dies, Sizzix Nested Stars and a Divinity Designs sentiment die, all cut from the BG papers. I also had several green BG paper strips leftover from a previous project, so I used them to frame my two layered mats. Lots of die cuts and lots of layered patterned papers on this one.
Here's the back of the card, with another sheet of the BG Hopscotch paper, and a scrap strip and 2 leftover stars from the front. I've stamped an old siggie on the larger star and then realized it was the wrong choice as I have not stamped at all on this project, lol. Oh well, I did stamp that! haha
The balloon dies come with the bunched strings and bow dies, and once I arranged everything it reminded me of a balloon tower or balloon air ship, so I am entering it in Inkspirational's Word Prompt Challenge "Tower". I popped the top balloons up on dimensionals for a little depth, but wasn't enthused about adding bling or sequins or even any dots. Just wanted to get her done and hung. If it bothers me enough, I can always add some later.
MY CHALLENGE PLAYLIST:
4. AAA Birthday Game #23: Patterned Paper -- Basic Grey Hopscotch
5. Outlawz Twisted Thursday 2/25-3/10: AG -- #1/2 No twist this time
6. The Sisterhood of Crafters: AG -- #1/3
8. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #152: AAG -- #1/3
9. Creative Crafters #37: AAG -- #2/3
10. NBUS Challenge #24: AG with Never Before Used Schtuff -- First time using the balloon dies.