Thursday, 9 January 2020

Hip Hip Hooray!

Hi Crafters!  It's time for a fun birthday card!  I started this one by selecting a background from my stash pile.  One of the new techniques that I have enjoyed lately involves using cling film over the top of other products, in this case, some Lustre Polish.  I then reuse the cling film and add it on to another piece of white card (wrinkles and all!)  So you can see the remnants of the Lustre Polish and the cling film on the top part of the background.  I cut a Dotty Streamer border in Cobalt Blue and added it across the card.  On the lower part of the card, I used a score board to add thin lines for a bit of detail.  I cut the Hip Hip Hooray sentiment in Cobalt blue and glued it to the lower part of the card.  I cut the Dotty Balloons out of Sky Blue, Wisteria, Ocean, Cobalt Blue and Heather card and added a white backing to all of them.  I cut the strings using the three different styles in the set and glued them to each of the balloons and added them with foam randomly to the top of the card.  The card was completed with white mats and layers. The finished dimensions are 7"  x 9" in size.  All for now. Sue x







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54 comments:

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, this is a very happy celebration card, it will suit all occasions.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...
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hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue xx Hazel

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Can't wait to use these dies when I'm feeling better such a perfect collection to help celebrate happy occasions. Have a lovely day xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a fabulous card and really great background, loved watching how you made this background in the video. This would make any birthday recipient have a great big smile. Have a good day all. Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a lovely colorful card this morning. Live the balloon die. The background is lovely too.

Barbara V

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a very colourful sample today which would look lovely on anyone's display area.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Marion Scott said...

Fabulous card Sue, love the effect of the cling film technique
Marion S x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Stunning card this morning and I just love the Dotty balloons dies. I was busy yesterday cutting a large selection of them ready to make some cards . I do like the effect you have created for background .
Crafty hugs to all , Wendy

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love my balloon dies they are so useful and as you say fun. Sue I made a Christmas card yesterday using my new ruffled edge die I loved a Christmas card you made using the die and didn't want to forget about it. Stephanie I hope you feel better soon.

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card today.

Michele

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Clai01 said...

Super happy and a fun loving celebration card x

Catherine Lyons said...

A great card and and very useful die.will watch the video later.
Catherine v94

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, a great celebration card with lots of colours. Love the balloon and streamer dies, they are so suitable for many occasions xx

karenlotty said...

Lovely card and an unusual technique for the background I have the dotty balloons and have only ever used them for children’s birthday cards so far - I need more time to play!

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, great fun card, love the cling film technique. Love Jean xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing card, so striking and happy!! Love so much the technique you used, I will have a try! Fab colours, too!

dj from kettering said...



What a colourful card, so useful for all
occasions,


Doreen x

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Just love my balloons dies, they are a real go to and I just love that background. I do a lot of plastic wrap backgrounds with pixie powders and have never thought to re use the wrap-what a great idea

Hugs
Muriel x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Fun card, love it.
Lydia

x

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card & lovely background. Yvonne xx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all.
Hope you are feeling better Steph. I'm in the middle of a chest infection and relying on Sue for a reason to get out of bed.
I'm not a balloon person as I find them pretty scary but I do appreciate excellence where I find it and I always find it on this blog.
Thank you Sue.
Marie P.

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Such a fun card today Sue. I love it...and you know what.... it's for any age and any gender.....and would look great in any colours too. Thankyou so much for this lovely inspirational card. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone who needs them this morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds .

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Sue xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful card and colours Sue
Gr Karin

June Horrocks said...

I loved this die when I first saw it it just makes you feel happy great for little people n thank you sue
Love june horrocks xxxxxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love this die set, and the post showcases it wonderfully. Gorgeous card and colours...

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Fabulous card I love the colours the balloons and the sentiment

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,
Such a lovely happy card to send to someone. Love your colour choice.
All packed and ready to go so, may be missing your blog for a couple of days. Hugs xxx Pauline

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I love your balloon dies and have used them a lot, Today’s card is striking with the cling film background so I’m definitely going to try making some of these

Steph hope you feel better soon

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this is indeed a fun card. What a great idea to use the leftover cling film as the base for your balloons and it gives a sharp contrast to the clean lines of the scored lower third. An excellent card for all ages.

Frances

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card. I do love the background you have made for the balloons. Enjoy the rest of the day. Hugs Jackie

Scottydog said...

Such a versatile card. Love the background with those colours, something else to try. Thank you Sue.

ursula said...

A really pretty colourful card using a great background technique....luv Ursula xx

CraftyJo said...

Lovely Sue, very celebratory ;)

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card Sue.
Annette x

Eunice Astle said...

This is such a fun card Sue, love the clear film background!!! Thinking outside the box, wow.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue beautiful card lovely colours .Thanks Helen x

Joan McKevitt said...

I LOVE IT!!!!

sued99 said...

Lovely colourful card. X

lindyloo12Somerset said...

What a great fun card, so colourful, I really love this card.

ahappycrafter50 said...

Great design. Pixie powders plus cling film works a treat.
Jan
Northampton

Yorkie girl said...

Oh Sue
This is a wonderful design where do you get all these ideas for your beautiful backgrounds
Love the colours you have used perfect
You take care my friend
Theresa G

CCM said...

Beautiful background as a result of using the cling film over some Lustre Polish -great idea and thanks for sharing. I don't have any Lustre Polish but at least I have the Dotty Balloons set- perfect for birthdays which is the majority of cards I make!

Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

Crafty Cruiser said...

Striking fun card. I’m off now for two weeks with intermittent or no Wi-fi but will look in when I can.
Doreen R

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a gorgeous colourful card!
Hugs x
Heather T

BenteS said...

Great card - lovely dies you have used :))

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
it's a WOWSER .. Beautiful, fun card.
Hugs,
Rose

Vi Wilkinson said...

Hi Sue great vibrant happy Birthday card , must get my pixies out again . Take care Vi.x

Laura O said...

Gorgeous card sue love these dies .Laura O Springfield

lindyloo12Somerset said...

My 5 year old grandson would love this card as he is mad about balloons! Great colours too!

Judy Hollers said...

The Dotty Balloons make a fabulous birthday card. The colors you have chosen on this card and the background
you made are cheerful and bright. Great card! Hugs, Judy

AndreaH said...

Love these balloon dies. Great cards for everyone from toddlers to well everyone else lol. Xxx