CASE Study & CAS Birthday Card

I combined the photo inspiration from CASE Study and the CAS Birthday Challenge at CAS-ual Fridays to make this card.

I took the black background with black embossing paired with the bright colors for my card.

I kept the card on the simple side for the CAS Birthday Challenge.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

D1514 Just A Number
D1400  Birthday Set
E1025 Chip off the Block
CC1017 Dotty For You Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1386 Black Cardstock
Z1702 Paradise Baker’s Twine
Green Twine by the Twinery
Z679 Liquid Glass
Z891 VersaMark Ink
Z670 Black Embossing Powder
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento
George Cartridge by Provocraft
Fishtail Die by MFT

Design Tips-I laid out the balloon design in Design Studio and cut my top layer to fit my card base with the George cartridge.  I then cut each of the balloons separately in a different color.   I applied Liquid Glass to the dots on the balloons.  While the balloons were drying, I heated embossed the dot pattern in black on the black cardstock. I tied the twine to my cut balloons and mounted onto my card base.  I placed my negative image on top of the card base with pop dots.  I cut my banner with the Die-namics Fish Tail dies by MFT. This might seem like a lot of steps, but the card was really simple to make!

I have also entered this card in the following challenges:

Emergency Crafters- Bold & Bright
Simon Says Stamp – Birthday

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is just wonderful, I can see you used a little inspiration from background, the balloons are such fun. Thanks for playing at CASE Study.

  2. Great card, thanks for joining us at Emergency Crafters and good luck. Jax

  3. Gorgeous card Allisa :-) I love the bright colours against the black ,, very striking and the embossing is fab ,,, LOVE it :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  4. Oh my...the texture you created on this card is simply amazing! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. LOVE the polka dots!! Who knew this pattern is going to look so cool embossed :) Thank you for playing with us at CASE Study this week! xx Chupa

  6. WOW, this is simply gorgeous! :)

  7. Love that embossing and your balloons are fabulous! So glad you could join us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. AWESOME use of negative diecut and colors! So glad that you join the birthday celebration with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  9. Congrats on your CAS-ual Fridays win!!!


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