Monday, 25 March 2019

Balloon twofer

I managed to create two cards for this month's Twofer challenge, which is all about balloons.

I'm playing at:

Twofer challenge - #14 Balloons

Here's a close-up of the first one. The background was made by applying DIY glitter embossing paste (translucent paste + glitter embossing powder by WOW!) through a dot stencil. The striped die is by Papertry Ink (Mix & Match: Flourishes). The balloon die is by Marianne Design and was cut from an ink-blended (CP ink) panel. The hugs die (MFT) has 3 layers adhered together. For the top layer, I used direct to paper using CP ink.

I'm linking up this card at:

Time Out - #131 5th Birthday celebrations
(I went with the hugs for this one)

HLS - Anything goes with dies

Day of the Month Card Club - I want you to be Happy Day
Apparently, this day is being celebrated on March, 3rd,
but I guess this day is worth celebrating any day of the year.
Thanks, Cornelia, Rosi and Gundi, for starting this new card club!

For my second card, I die cut a stencil from Yupo paper using the PTI ink die and then blended CP ink throught the stencil to create a subtle background. I used several green CP inks to blend the cardstock for my balloon turned shamrock. The sentiment (MFT) was heat embossed in gold (Papermania). A few jewels finish off the design.

I'm linking up this card at:

Watercooler Wednesday - WWC213 Masculine

Seize the Birthday - #161 Dots and stripes
(The stripes are definitely there and so are the dots, be it very subtly)

HLS CAS - Special day

ATCAS - #155 Green


  1. I'm glad your computer cooperated in time, Marianne! So frustrating to have technology issues and I hope they are resolved soon. Your two designs are fabulous and CASlicious! I love your water-spotted balloon hugs with the angled stripes die-cut for background dementia! Great job keeping a similar feel with your stenciled stripes on your birthday card! The green balloon flower looks great with the splatters and that sediment is too funny! I think the WILL should be capitalized!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challegen #14! Hugs, Darnell

  2. What a deliciously CAS Twofer, Marianne! That first one is wonderfully texture-y and dimensional ... such great detailing! What a fabulous idea to turn your balloons into a shamrock ... so clever with that fun birthday sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

  3. Wonderful twofer, Marianne! I love your blue and silver elements and the dot and diagonal stripe combination on your hugs card. Such a great balloon shape that's perfect for your shamrock, and it looks great with the soft green stripes! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

  4. Great cards Marianne - I'm partial to green so love your second card. That die is a perfect highlight for the heart clover. Thanks for joining in the fun this week at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Tristan DT.

  5. That is one ingenious Twofer! The clover leaf is brilliant! Love those water splatters! Thank you so much for linking up with us at the Card of the Month Card Club!

  6. I adore your creative way to show Dots and Stripes. I have taken notice this is a wonderful and clever design. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.
    Barbara DT member

  7. I'm back, Marianne ... to say thanks so much for playing along with us at our 5th birthday celebrations at Time Out with your delicious hugs card! Hugs, Anita :)

  8. Its cards like this that remind me I don't use green enough of my own cards!! Such a soft colour and it really pops against all that crisp white. And such a cool idea to turn the balloons into a shamrock!! So very excited you joined us at TIME OUT!

  9. Two beautiful creations! Love your use of dies in your hug card. The stripy background die you used adds a lot of detail and is just perfect for a cute, fun CAS design like this one. Love all the white space, makes the balloons and sentiment really pop! Thanks for joining us at Time Out!

  10. A hug always makes you happy !! Great card!
    Thank you for showing this card at DotMCC.

  11. A really great idea to turn the balloons into a cloverleaf! - A perfect Twofer!! Thank you so much for joining us on our Day of the Month Card Club Challenge.
    Have a happy day!
    Rosi x

  12. Fabulous twofer cards -- love the stenciled bg of the clover. Thanks for joining in at ATCAS.

  13. What great cards with your dies used so imaginatively!
    Super work!
    Thanks so much for joining in our CAS Challenge at Happy Little Stampers!

  14. What a great twofer! Love them both, and so clever to create the shamrock from the hearts. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge, Anita x
    ...and so sorry for the late visit!