The tiny polaroid frame was die cut from the Mama Elephant Polaroid Fun Creative Cuts set in Neenah Solar White, and to make it stand out a little better from the background, I lightly edged it in Simon Says Stamp Fog ink. To give it dimension I used rolled up mini glue dots. (No way I was going to spend hours cutting tiny pieces of foam tape!!).
The balloon was die cut from the Simon Says Stamp Balloons die set in Neenah Solar White. I then used sponge daubers to color it (Sea Glass and Audrey Blue round the edge) leaving enough white to look like a highlight. You can just see in the picture that it sparkles with some clear Wink of Stella. The balloon was popped up on foam tape.
For the sentiment I used Sweet Shoppe Chit Chat stickers I’d previously received in a card kit, and to finish it off, some DMC gold thread tied around the balloon and secured with Multi Medium Matte. And oh my gosh – THERE IS NO STAMPING ON THIS CARD! Just realised 🙂
Now onto the birthday extravaganza blog hop!
As mentioned, this post is part of the AAA Cards 1st Birthday Extravaganza Party Challenge and Blog Hop. The challenge runs from May 10th to May 23rd and to celebrate, we have lots of wonderful prizes up for grabs, courtesy of our generous blog hop prize sponsors, including a grand prize of a $50 Simon Says Stamp voucher!!!!
I encourage you to pay them all a visit and I’m sure you’ll fall in love with their stuff, just like me!
The challenge is simple and the possibilities are endless – help us celebrate our first birthday by making a birthday card!
The Design Team hop order is below. If you get lost along the way, just head back here or the main AAA Cards blog. Next up is the amazing Sarah Platt, and her gorgeous card POPS with birthday CAS color.
Jenny Colacicco <–me!
Have a wonderful time, be sure to leave lots of comments, and make sure you enter. Tell all your crafty friends – everyone is invited to join our party!