Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tina's Birthday Card

Hi Everyone,

I made this for my sister Tina's Birthday - which is today!  You may have seen an earlier post about my recent visit home to NM where we got to go to the annual Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque!  It was fantastic and yes, inspiring!

The stamps I used are from Frantic Stamper's own line of rubber stamps that were sent to me by Fran herself - totally by coincidence two weeks before I left for that vacation!  She had no idea that I was planning a trip to NM where I'd see these amazing balloons in person!  These balloon stamps are "Plate #116".

The balloons are paper pieced using Basic Grey's "Max and Whiskers" DP collection.  Once I had stamped and paper-pieced the balloons and sentiment as shown in the photo, I turned my balloon scene over and drew a rectangle in the center of the panel, then followed the lines to cut it out with my exacto knife.  I layered that inside piece onto black CS with a 1/8th mat, then reattached it to the base with dimensional foam. 

Happy Birthday little sister!! 

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!


JulieA said...

Wow Anne, that's really beautiful! Your sister is going to love it. It's really gorgeous. Your layering is wonderful, too.

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful birthday card, Anne!!!! I LOOOOVE the gorgeous balloons and how you continued the images on the background layer...you are sooo clever, my little friend!!!!

One4Joy said...

Anne, what a fantastic and personal b'day card! It is stunning and I feel a purchase coming on...those balloons are just the right scale and detail. The black layer adds such depth and I'll be using that idea for sure.

One4Joy said...

just an update...I sprung for those balloons and the paper. didn't think I needed an animal BG, but with what you did with your sisters birthday card, how could I possibily resist! Have a great week.

Sandy Ang said...

It's a lovely card and the doubling effect is great !

Love to see you at my challenge - http://angsandy.blogspot.com/2010/11/sandys-challenge-1.html

SmilynStef said...

Love the fabulous dimension ... gorgeous card.