Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wish Big - MFT Color Challenge #25

When I sit down to make a card, it takes me a long time to put together colors and decide how to put it all together.  Playing along with MFT's Color Challenge gets me through half the battle. They come up with the colors, and I do the rest.  See, half the battle is done!  I had to improvise a little because I didn't have two of the colors in the challenge.  Instead of Peach Bellini and Daffodil, I substituted Coral Crush and Lemon Drop.  For this card, I decided to use my new Birthday Bears stamps and dies and also the new Birthday Balloon Die-namics.

To make the balloons, I paired matching balloon designs from the Birthday Wishes & Balloons die set with Birthday Balloon Die-namics. Because the Birthday Wishes & Balloons dies are slightly larger than the Birthday Balloon dies they nest perfectly together.  Here are some photos of how this process was done:

By selecting the matching balloon shapes and "nesting" them, I can create an outline of the balloon.


This left a window so I could use my background stamps to create fun designs on the balloons.  It was really fun to create these balloons and use these colors together.

MSTN Things with Wings  BB Birthday Bears  Die-namics BB Birthday Bears

Brushstroke Birthday  BG Fine Check Background  BG Swiss Dots Background

BG Fine Chevron Background  BG Pinstripe Background  Die-namics Birthday Wishes & Balloons

Die-namics Birthday Balloons  Limelight Prestige Card Stock  Limelight Premium Dye Ink Pad

Coral Crush Prestige Card Stock  Coral Crush Premium Dye Ink Pad  Lavender Fields Prestige Card Stock

Lavender Fields Premium Dye Ink Pad  Heavyweight Card Stock Lemon Drop  Premium Dye Ink Pad Lemon Drop

Copics Used:

Bear:  E23, E25, E27, E29, C3, C7, R83, R85


  1. What an adorable card and a great idea

  2. Loving your balloon technique! What a fun birthday card, so glad you joined us at MFT!


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