A super belated birthday to the crafty girl that taught me it was ok to use color. Heck, not only was it ok to use color, she told me to throw caution out the door and do crazy color combos. ;-)
So this card is for her. I didn't even try to use any of my normal go-to colors. We went with the brightest colors I own... I know, not as bright as life can be, but we're getting there!
Normally I don't show cards before people get them but... I needed blog fodder and I needed to throw in one small apology before this came your way Carrie (see footnote).
I thought it'd be fun to use some new goodies (Thanks PTI for the Gallery Idol prizes!). I thought it'd be fun to have some balloons trailing out of the car (inspired by a wedding photo with someone holding balloons out of their car window but I can't find the photo for the life of me). I also knew this card was going to be in a package (what's a late bday card without some goodies?) so I could add all the weight I wanted with no worries.
No naked buttons here! They are all threaded and to add some visual interest, I did thread some of them differently. Not to say that went into mind during placement of the buttons... The "grass" is embossed with holographic embossing powder for the glittery look.
Note: It did occur to me as I showed my hubs the completed card that in the Midwest, green skies indicate an approaching tornado... So its almost as if this card is like "hahaha, you're driving into a dangerous storm -- have fun!" So I'm going to claim artistic vision here... By no means am I wishing anything but the best. :) Perhaps next time I'll stick with blue skies...