Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Happy Birthday to a Crafty Chica

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...

34 comments :

Kerry J. said...

Gorgeous Belinda! I'm sure she'll love it!! I love the balloons coming out of the car!

Courtney K said...

so fun and cute!! love the button balloons and the clouds. i really, really, need to buy those cloud dies.

Carolyn said...

OMG Belinda...That is a total Carrie card...I love it...Not to mention the car looks like a beetle which is my fav...great work once again!

Carrie said...

I love it!! It even matches my crafty chica zone! :) LOL on the green cloud thing. I would have never known that tidbit, hailing from the northeast. I'm looking forward to seeing it in person!!!! :-D

Ayana Posadas said...

Oh my goodness! I love this card!
How clever of you to use the buttons for balloons! This is SO cute!!! :)

IamDerby said...

This is fabulous Belinda! I had no idea that green skies meant tornado... ack!

Ann said...

Cute, cute, cute! I LOVE the colors! :D

Dana said...

So fun Belinda. I love the punched out clouds and the grouping of balloon buttons!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Belinda, this is awesome! I love the bright colors & those special balloons are perfect!!

Charlene said...

Very cute!!! Love the punches out clouds!

Karen B. said...

Yep, this is the reason why you are the Gallery Idol! Love the layout and the elements! Love the colors and your post is fun.

BethieJ said...

Belinda I LOVE it!!! So CUTE and such FUN colors!!!
Have a GREAT day!

Anika said...

Stinkin' cute, Belinda!! Love those button balloons and the green clouds!

alexandra s.m. said...

So amazing!
TFS!!

Dana said...

I love the colors and the dimension this card has. So sweet!

Aimes said...

Oh this is so sweet - the colours really add to the fun nature of the card!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Lynn Mercurio said...

SQUEAL....this is freakin' ADORABLE! WOW!

good_day1214 said...

OMG!! How cute is that??!!!! LOVE IT!!

Diane Jaquay said...

I LOVE this!! The button balloon bouquet is so cute, and I love how you cut the clouds! This is such a HAPPY card!

Sue Ann said...

TOTALLY TOTALLY CUTE !!! THE BALLOONS ARE A PERFECT TOUCH AND THE CUT OUT CLOUDS .......... SMART!!!

Hanneke van der Linde said...

Gorgeous card!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Absolutely wonderful card Belinda!! It makes me want that car set!!

Sue in Grapevine said...

Love the balloon bouquet!

Tiffany said...

Really super cute! Love all the fun and happy colors!

Lori said...

WOW!!! Fantastic card!! Your footnote is funny, it didn't occur to me either, I like the green!

Emm said...

What a fun card!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I love everything about this: the bright, cheerful colors, the clouds you cut out, the way you photographed it - it is scrumptious!

Carolyn King said...

totally fabulous girl!

Lyn S said...

Love those bright colours and the fabby button balloons!

Mara... said...

This is awesome!!! I love the balloons and clouds!!!!!!!!!!

Jill said...

This is so cute, Belinda! I could go into detail on why, but it's easier to say, "Everything!" :-D

Deirdre said...

Wow, just love it.

Karen C said...

I love this card! The colors are great and the ballon buttons are adorable!

Joyce said...

Love this card. Thanks for showing me a great way to use Enjoy the Ride. Love how you cut out the clouds and added the balloons.