August 01, 2015

Paper Sweeties is Turning Three!

The owner of The Shabby Tea Room, Debbie M. also owns the Paper Sweeties Store which is having it’s 3rd Anniversary today!

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This is the inspiration photo for this week’s challenge. Cute cupcakes right? Click on the photo to visit the challenge blog.

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I have to start by saying I CASEd this from a card by Monika Davis. I think I changed it enough to make it my own though. I am a bit disappointed with the Glossy Accents that I spread over the balloons. They seem to have yellowed the colour of the paper underneath. It did end up being a thick layer which I think added to the yellowness but maybe my Glossy Accents has been in the sun too long? I never though about keeping it in the dark. Hmmm…

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The background was stencilled with transparent embossing paste and a tiny bit of white glitter was sprinkled over while it was still wet. I think it made for a subtle but sparkly background with some textural interest.

I hope you will join in the celebrations at Paper Sweeties this month.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Ink: Versamark
Paper: pink, aqua CS, vellum-PTI, mint CS-MFT, white-Georgia Pacific
Accessories: Balloon dies-MFT, word, star dies-SSS, glitter-Art Institute, warm highlights white glitter-?, stick it-Ken Oliver, twine-Divine Twine, glossy accents-Ranger, transparent embossing paste-Wendy Vecchi, gold embossing powder-SU!


Debbie said...

This card is sweet as can be, Rebecca! I adore those yummy balloons!! Thank you so much for sharing your work with us for the Paper Sweeties birthday bash in August :)

Michelle said...

Beautiful balloons! Love the gold embossing!!!So happy you joined the Paper Sweeties 3rd birthday celebration!!!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Rebecca, I just LOVE the touches of gold with those wonderful birthday balloons!! Thanks so much for joining us for Paper Sweeties 3rd Birthday Celebration!

Mynn xx said...

This is SO soft and pretty!!! I LOVE the gold, too--the shine totally rocks! Thank you for joining us for the 3rd Birthday Celebration at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

PS: I'd love for you to link this up with us at House of Cards, too! :)

Lisa said...

Love the technique you used on this.... I am obsessed with gold these days and especially love it with the pink and blue colors.... love your card.. very pretty!

Cheryl said...

This is a beautiful, elegant card! I love all the balloons--especially the big, polka dot balloon, and the twine strings are adorable. Thanks for helping us celebrate in the Paper Sweeties' 3rd Birthday Celebration!