Saturday, March 11, 2017

Pink Balloons with Gold Glitter

My blogging friend Gundi from papierelle has a challenge at the moment with a balloon theme. That motivated me to dig out my balloon dies that I don't use often enough (but then again what DO I use often enough...?).

Stamps: Sentiment (CAS-ual Fridays), Background (unmounted, unknown)
Dies: Balloons (SSS)

I sponged a glossy scrap of paper with different shades of pink and a light lavender, cut out the balloons, dipped the upper half in Versamark, and heat embossed that part with gold glitter embossing powder. Embossed the sentiment with the same EP on a strip of grey. You can see the glitter a little better in the second picture. The sparkle was hard to capture. The background was stamped with one of my old, unmounted background stamps (this one is marble), that I used to buy when I went to Rubber Stamp Conventions many years ago. It could be from Stamp Camp or Stamp Out Cute, but unfortunately these companies don't exist anymore.

Challenges (click on the links for more information and lots of inspiration from the DTs and the galleries):


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "For a Special Lady/Girl"
I gave this to one of my Thursday Night Stamping Friends who is a very special lady and loves grey and pink! We celebrated her birthday this past week.

Be well,


  1. I am loving the fun gold on the balloons. The little strings are fabulous. Such a great card!!

  2. Striking card Susanne, love the background. The sparkly balloons look fantastic, Cathy x

  3. Wie schön!!!!Gold und pink ist immer super und der schlichte Hintergrund passt so gut dazu. Ich hab auch ne Karte gemacht, aber mir ist nichts Gescheites eingefallen.....habe im Moment überhaupt keine Ideen...

  4. Oh I love this one, Susanne!!! (btw, if I ever spell your name with a "z," please forgive me; we have a cousin Suzanne...) That marble background is gorgeous, and I thought it was some patterned paper! Awesome!! And those sweet balloons...They look fabulous all dressed up in glitter just ready for a party. Love this card!!!!! Have a good Sunday. Bev

  5. Oh my goodness--one of my all-time favorite cards, Susanne! The color combo is beautiful & the gold embossing is over the top fabulous!

  6. Quelle beauté ! J'adore ! Même avec de simples ballons tu arrives à faire une carte très délicate et sophistiquée ! Le fond marbré est tout simplement magnifique et tu as superbement réussi dans ton choix de couleur avec ce gris très doux. On dirait une vraie dalle de marbre ! La petite touche de glitter sur les ballons fait toute la différence et rend cette carte vraiment spéciale ! Je suis sûre que ton amie l'a beaucoup appréciée ! Encore une merveille de plus à ton palmarès ! Bravo !
    Bises et bon dimanche !
    Izzy Scrap

  7. Eine tolle Karte, liebe Susanne :)))
    Liebe Grüße

  8. Your pink/lavendar-and-gold balloons are incredibly pretty, floating over that amazing marbled background! Pink, gold and grey is a wonderful combination and you've elevated it to gorgeous with the different technique you've used with each! Happy sighs...

  9. What a genius idea to just add a little glittery gold to the balloons to pizzazzle them up a notch! Pinning this one! You could even do it with other colors of e/p - really, you're a genius, Susanne!! I like the marble background choice, too! Happy Sunday!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Had to chuckle at your comment about using our schtuff! Ain't that the truth! Brilliant idea with these gorgeous balloons. The gold embossing really jazzed up the pretty pink, and what a lovely CAS card you've created.Love the crackled background too. Thanks for the organizing tips. A friend started doing the book organizing when she first got into the hobby. Numbered the storage sites so she could indicate in her book & know exactly where an image was, and she also itemized purchase year, cost, etc. If I'd known to do that before I got very many products, it would be doable. Doubt it is remotely possible at this stage! I'm glad you're doing that, and I can see where it would save 'hunting' time, and ALSO encourage you to use all your products on a regular basis. TFS & Hugs

  11. LOVE the balloons Susanne!! Such a pretty colour and extra special with the gold glitter embossed at the top ... very creative and fun!! xx

  12. Oh wow, was für eine tolle Karte. Da bin jetzt ein bisschen stolz, das ich Dich mit meiner Challenge zu diesem tollen Werk inspirieren konnte. Danke für Deine Teilnahme und ich drücke Dir ganz fest die Daumen!!
    LG Gundi

  13. Love your gold touches on each of your balloons! This is a terrific birthday card! Thanks for being on our gallery at Seize the Birthday and hope to have you back again soon!

  14. Oh I love the gold on the balloons all together they make a fabulous sparkly card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  15. love the way you did your balloons, and now we don't use most of our stuff enough, great card
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (Dt)

  16. Such a fun design and love the gold! Have a great weekend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  17. What could be more celebratory that balloons, Susanne? I know, balloons with gold dipping! They're gorgeous ... chic, sophisticated and boutique-y! I laughed out loud at your opening paragraph ... I can soooooo relate!! Hugs, Anita :)

  18. Love the gold on the balloons!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  19. Gold und pink, eine tolle Kombination! ...und der grau marmorierte Hintergrund gibt deiner wunderschönen Karte den letzten Schliff!


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