I often think in the run up to Christmas card manufacturers seem to think people don't have birthdays and as we have a few birthdays in the run up to and just after Christmas I am so happy I make my own cards.
I made this for my son to send to his Gran, he likes sending cards but they have to be non fussy or girly even when they are for a girly recipient.
I decided to go white on white and keep it clean and simple. I used a memory box die for the sentiment and added white glitter card behind it.You can see the glitter card behind the text in close up here.
I remember seeing a card very similar on the internet sometime last year think it was Lorraine's loft blog and the design stuck in my mind as it was so lovely. I know my design isn't quite the same as I hand cut my balloon and I'm not sure whether Lorraine used glitter card or not so hopefully its not too alike but thank you Lorraine for the inspiring design idea.
I used white satin ribbon for the tie on my balloon and tucked the end on the ribbon under the sentiment to ground it and stop flying away. The balloon was hand cut from glitter paper before being attached to the base card.
The card was a hit with my son and his Gran so mission was a success and in my book that's all that matters.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Allsorts -lets celebrate
Less is more - 1 or more balloons
Die cuttin divas - anyhing goes
Lemon shortbread - anything goes