Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Celebrate!

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!


To celebrate the Curtain Call's third anniversary, the Celebrate challenge will run the entire month of July!  The LEAD of this challenge will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

I am so thrilled to say that I am a new member of the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge design team!   I am so honored to join a group of amazingly talented stampers!

For my card I pretty much just recreated the look from the inspiration photo.   I kept the card CAS.  I have been loving this style lately.   I started with some smooth white card stock for my base.  I layered a blueprints 15 stitched frame.   I die cut several of the same size balloon stax die namics in shades of pink lemonade, lemon drop, blu raspberry, and wild cherry.   I used the direct to paper (DTP) technique with versamark on the balloon tips.  I sprinkled on some gold embossing powder and used a watercolor brush to brush away excess.  I heat embossed.  I used versamark to go over the tops of the balloons to add richness to the colors.  Next, I tied on some thread and created my balloon bouquet.   I used MFT Celebrate Big stamp set and stamped the word "CELEBRATE" several times in hybrid black licorice ink with the aid of my MISTI   for a deep rich inking. I finished my card with a few clear sequins. 

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Celebrate Designers

As always thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Welcome to the team, Betty! Love your card! Very striking!

  2. What a fun card Betty. Love the huge balloons with the partial heat embossing. Pretty colors! Welcome to the team. :)

  3. Welcome to the team, Betty! Love your card and fabulous take on this weeks challenge!

  4. Perfect Betty! Welcome to the Team!

  5. What a fun card. I love the gold on the balloons. Congrats on the new DT.

  6. sooooo pretty! love those giant balloons dipped in gold. love it all! So happy you are part of team. Your work is always awesome!welcome.

  7. This is so much your beautiful balloon bouquet!!!!

  8. So excited to have you on board, Betty :) Love your balloons and yeah for summer vacation :)

  9. Congratulations, Betty! I will love seeing your work there, you are so deserving!


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