Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #214


I have been invited to be a guest designer over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog this week.  I have fallen in love with the new Little Dreamer paper packet by Close To My Heart and decided the bright colors would be a perfect fit for a needed birthday card! While I love the patterns in the packet...I also ended up making a few of my own.  My die cut balloons seemed a little plain in cardstock.  I inked up the small star stamp from Little Dreamer stamp set and stamped my balloons with the coordinating dye ink.  While that gave them some much needed contrast.....I then spied a white gel pen on my desk......I decided to outline my stars with the white gel pen and LOVE the added pop and dimension the die cut balloons now have.   My Birthday Wishes sentiment was inked in Pixie Ink and then rolled in Thistle Ink for a two tone look.  Here is a look at the original sketch design:


I finished out the inside with my favorite birthday sentiment, One in a Million, and a strip of pattern paper.  The fun paper that I have as a background in my photo is another pattern found in the Little Dreamer paper packet!


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
A1201 One in a Million Stamp Set
C1677 Little Dreamer Stamp Set
X7219B Little Dreamer Paper Packet
X7219D Little Dreamer Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z3321 Little Dreamer Glitter Gems
Z2843 Canary Ink
Z2844 Pixie Ink
Z2840 Thistle Ink
White Gel Pen by Chaoyi
Balloon Die Cut-Unbranded

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Color My Heart Color Dare-Little Dreamer
QKR Stampede-Birthday Cards
Seize the Birthday-Birthday
Simon Says Stamp-We're Going Around in Circles

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope to see your creation over at Atlantic Hearts this week!

9 comments:

Michelle Stewart said...

Allisa, we are so excited to have you as a=our guest designer. I love your card design, it is bright and just pops at you. Thank you for joining us this week.

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Fabulous quick and easy birthday card Allisa! Love the papers and your added touch to the balloons! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

Brenda DT

Nancy said...

The papers and colors are amazing on this card! I love the inside as well! Really a fabulous birthday card! Thanks for being in our gallery at Seize the Birthday!

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful card, so bright and colorful. Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede this week. Karal DT

Catherine Nowak said...

Love this birthday card!! I adore how you outlined the stars in white so clever! Thank you for joining us on Color Dare!

Papercrafting Princess said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the details and the striking contrast between background papers. Thanks for joining us at the Color My Heart Color Dare.

Sue Reynolds said...

Love the combination of the circles and stripe design papers, so much color and the pop of the balloons using design papers just add that pop. Fun and colorful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare this week, and please join us for our first June Color Challenge and look on the side bar for sneak peaks for our other June challenges.

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Thanks so much for being a Guest Designer for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week! You did a fabulous job with the sketch and I'm so glad you used the Color Dare challenge colors this week too! I've been following your blog for many years and I'm glad to see that you are blogging your creations once again. If you are up to being on a Design Team again the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog would LOVE to have you join us! Check out our DT Call blog post here: http://colormyheartcolordare.blogspot.com/2017/06/color-dare-246-cocoa-lemon-smoothie-sea.html

:) Marie--Color Dare DT and AHSC DT

Macarena said...

Lovely patterns and colors. Great balloons! Thank you for Going Around In Circles with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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