Sunday, July 30, 2017

A Bear-y Happy Birthday

Hello and Welcome!

CASology is celebrating their 5-year Anniversary with a great blog hop and, of course, a challenge to include balloons in a card. Here is my design:

I tried a lot of new products with this card. First, I used a gel plate and several new Distress Oxide inks to create the background. I just smooshed the inks directly into the gel plate, sprayed with water and pressed the edge of the paper into it.

Next, I used my new Hero Arts "Make A Wish Birthday" stamp and die set. The sentiment, party hat (colored with Zig markers), balloons and banners are all from this great set. I also added Hero Arts tiny clear gems.

Lastly, the adorable bear is from Ellen Hutson's "All Insides" stamp and die set. To finish off the card, B&W bakers twine was added as balloon strings.

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Thanks for stopping by and go wish CASology a big HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!


  1. Love this colorful and adorable card. Perfect for our challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology.

  2. What a terrific birthday card! Thanks for helping us celebrate our 5th Anniversary at CASology!

  3. So colorful and playful!! Thanks for playing along with us at a2z.

  4. What a sweet and colorful card! Thanks for joining us at A2Z

  5. so cute! thanks for playing at a2z Scrapbooking!

  6. What a totally fun card. So glad you joined in the A2Z Scrapbooking challenge.

  7. I love your card! That sentiment goes perfectly with the bear and the colors! The banner and inked top and bottom are a perfect backdrop too - really awesome design! Thanks so much for joining us at a2z's July Challenge! Hope you will come back again for our August one!

  8. Really great card. So happy that A2z could play a part in your creative journey.