Sunday, 13 March 2016

Birthday balloons.

A perfect weekend, I spent most of it outside. The birds were singing the sun was shining and it felt like spring. What more could you want? Oh yes, stamping. 
When I was too tired to stand up any longer I came in and made this card:

The challenge this week at Less is More is sentiments to the fore. I needed a birthday card for a boy so I thought this challenge might work for that. I don't have any particularly large stamp sentiments so I used a smaller one four times.
I even planned this out using quadrants with faint pencil lines rather than diving straight in and wasting several bits of card as is my usual way. I still haven't got the placement quite right but it's not bad. 
I've used a Paper Smooches sentiment stamped four times then some Stamplorations balloons and stars. I do love these balloons and they are fun to colour. I almost put the stars on the balloons. I think I'll do that on another occasion.  
It was quick and easy after a fair bit of planning and no card was wasted!  Yay.

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  1. This is such a fun card! I love how you used the sentiment stamp four times to make a shape and add impact. Wonderful!

  2. I think your placement looks great! It's a great way to use a smaller stamp and the balloons outside the sentiment square are wonderful. Perfect for the Less is More challenge.
    Thanks for popping over to my blog too.
    Sharon xx

  3. Wonderful your layout! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  4. Well done with your stamped sentiments Alison. I thought it was a single stamp until I read on. The balloons look great and the stars would also work well stamped on them. Lots of options for this lovely card. Barbxx

  5. A fabulous card - the placement looks perfect to me! Great use of the stamps and lovely colours too.
    Kath x

  6. Fabulous the design and its so great for a boy....or in pink even for a girl!....or any colour come to think about it!! Love it!!

  7. This is great Alison and you have made a super feature of the Happy Birthday!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is more"

  8. beautiful card, very well done

  9. A beautiful CAS card, Alison! Thanks for your lovely comments and for following my blog x

  10. Wonderful card, love that square of sentiments and the little balloons. Looks great.

  11. It all looks like perfect placement to me Alison - fab one layer card - love the design!

  12. Such a great card, love how you've created the square with the sentiment stamp. Karen x

  13. Clever stamping and a fab card for a boy!
    Thank you so much for joining us at "Less is More" this week
    "Less is More"


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