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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Color Beth's Birthday in Pink, Orange and Yellow

Why is it that I can remember the birthdays of my childhood friends but don't know it's the birthday of a friend from adulthood until facebook tells me to wish them a happy birthday and suggests I send them a gift from Starbucks?  Yes, once again I am late with a birthday card for a friend.  I love this cat stamp and my friend loves cats so...

I love the cat but am less fond of the balloons, but the Cricut Artiste from Close to My Heart took care of that.  I cut them at 1 1/4 inch (page 70), sponged them with ink to give them some dimension and embellished with a bit of liquid glass. 

The first time I stamped him it was for a five inch card and then realized he was a bit too cramped, and in order to use this layout from Freshly Made Sketches with the layers I was envisioning, I needed to make the card a six inch square. 
I stamped him again on a slightly larger square and will use the first one on a Father's Day card.  Here is the inside of the card:

The Color My Heart dare this week is to use a pink, yellow and orange of your choice, so I used Smoothie, Sunset and Buttercup from Close to My Heart.  This stamp is going to look familiar to regular followers of the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge because I used it to make this card for a dare last April, but as you can see, I used a different presentation.

Now to get this card in the mail!  Thank you for stopping by! Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Mayberry (retired), Buzz and Bumble, Smoothie, Sunset, Buttercup, Cocoa and Colonial White cardstock
Ink:  Smoothie, Sunset, Buttercup, and Cocoa plus a brown marker from ZIG
Stamps: Card Chatter - Birthday, cat from Inkadinkado
Embellishment:  Liquid Glass
Other:  Artiste Cricut Cartridge


  1. Love those balloons!! Your sponging gave them such dimension. Good to see you at Color My Heart again this week.

  2. Thanks for joining us this week at Color my Heart! Awesome Card.

  3. Hansi, I do the same thing with birthdays, lol. I really like the simple design of your card. Excellent solution to the balloon issue! Thanks for linking up with us again at the Color Dare! I love seeing your name on there! ;)

  4. I love the papers you chose and your layers look so clean and fresh! The paper piercing really adds a lot to the overall look. Great job, and thanks for playing at Color My Heart!


  5. Sweet image! Love those bright balloons! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  6. Very cute card! Love that cat stamp and how you pieced the balloons.

  7. What a cute card! And I love what you did with the balloons. Thanks for joining us Freshly Made Sketches this week!