Hello Friends. I wanted to make a card right away for my blog, so I could clean up the stamp desk a bit and then be ready to spend the day with my hubby when he gets home from work. I hope I will be able to go outside for a short walk down the alley. The mosquitoes are something fierce this year. Golly gee, I'm usually one of those people where they don't bother me, but not this year, they just swarm ya, even our poor dog, we barely can let him outside to take his bathroom breaks and they latch on, we have to brush them off of him. YIKES!!! Any ways I found this lovely challenge to enter my card in at:
I looked at what everyone else was doing and decided to try something a bit different. So I chose balloons. Orginally I was going to color them all different colors but I thought it might be a bit overwhelming for the eyes.. so I stuck with a lilac color and tried even to do some shadow work with a deeper purple on the side. I dropped on some glossy accents and it made the balloons look very realistic. I took a picture with the flash on so you could see how the light captured the different parts in them.. I LOVE that. I also added a side picture to show it does give it a little dimension but not much, and so worth it. I made a little smudge (of course) on the inside of the card near the bottom so I decided to stamp my other sentiment there. It worked perfectly and I actually like it that way better.
So the featured stamps in today's card are:
Big Birthday Candle (two step stampin')
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