Wednesday 29 April 2015

Celebratory Balloons

Today I have a pair of shaker cards for you featuring Simon Says Stamp's Balloons dies
A few weeks or so ago, I saw THIS gorgeous card by Shari Carroll, and it reminded to dig these awesome balloon dies out of my stash. They are such useful dies… So I decided to create a shaker card using stamps from Simon's Big Birthday Wishes stamp set, Echo Park and Lawn Fawn papers, and lots of sequins and beads.
Yay Shaker Card by Lucy Abrams
I also added some Sparkle Cord for extra dimension and texture.
Yay Shaker Card 2 by Lucy Abrams
And because I could not let that lovely polka dot balloon go to waste, I created a second card. This time, I created my shaker window by die cutting the word 'Congrats' from the balloon die cut (using Hero Arts' Congrats Stamp and Cut set). It's only a small window, but I filled it with Pretty Pink Posh silver confetti and some silver sequins and it gives lots of extra sparkle.
Congrats Balloon by Lucy Abrams
I added some Moonshine sequins to my balloon, and more Sparkle Cord too. Love this stuff.
Congrats Balloon 2 by Lucy Abrams
I always feel like I got a free card when I make a second with a scrap from the first. I NEARLY made a third card with the die cut 'Congrats' from my second card… but I ran out of time. :) Now that really would have been a bonus!!
Thanks so much for visiting today. Have a great day.


Mandy said...

Two fabulous cards Lucy. I've enjoyed using your sequin shaker selections to make shaker cards over the last few days. x

I Card Everyone said...

Dots!!! I love all things dotted, and your cards are fantastic... shake it!
=] Michele

Anonymous said...

I always love your cards, Lucy. Today's cards are exceptionally appealing. Shaker. Birthday. Balloons. They all home together to say HAPPY. I enjoyed how you used extras from one card to make another. Well done!

conil said...

Love these dies myself...very versatile. Appears you really know how to use them, too. Adorable shakers.

Janet D. said...

Love both of your cards, Lucy! Thanks for the inspiration!