January 14, 2015

Happy Birthday {CTD325}

Hello there! Where are all my Broncos people?!? I don't know about you, but I definitely needed some stamp therapy after that horrifying Broncos/Colts playoff game on Sunday, and this week's Color Throwdown color palette was just the lift I needed! Isn't this color combo brilliant!? Love the tangerine with the aqua.

Birthday cards are always in demand, so I grabbed Happy Everything from my stash of birthday sentiments and got to it. I used the Balloons STAX Die-namics in Smooth White card stock and then sponged on the color for a bit of a softer look than straight-up colored card stock. I cut out the Happy Die-namics in Smooth White card stock 5 times and stacked them all on top of one another, creating a dimensional sentiment. To balance out the blue and orange, I added a few Mango pearls around the greeting.

That's it for today - I hope you'll hop on over to the Color Throwdown blog and join in on the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: happy everything (mft)
paper: smooth white (mft), fog (sss), berrylicious (mft)
ink: smoke (sss), orange fizz (mft), banana split (mft), berrylicious (mft)
accessories: happy die-namics (mft), balloons stax die-namics (mft), mango pearls (kaisercraft), sponge daubers, white perle thread, foam tape


  1. A terrible weekend! (But I'm also a terrible fan because after the Patriots won, I wasn't sure I could emotionally handle a Pats/Broncos game this coming weekend, so I am not in deep mourning!)

    LOVE your sweet colors - and the soft shading!

  2. Oh such a "happy" card ;)! I love big dies and I can not lie (okay I'll stop now…). Love your pearl placements too - I always get caught up in that sort of embellishments….

  3. Such a pretty card Karen. Love those sponged balloons and the angel of the paper and die-cut word. Fantastic design. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

  4. This card is perfect. Serious perfection. I absolutely love it.

  5. LOVE the gradient coloring on the balloons! Gorgeous, gorgeous card! Yes...I was a disappointed Broncos fan as well! They totally fell apart in that game. :-(

  6. sweet card. love the colors and those balloons. looks wonderful!

  7. That stacked sentiment is AMAZING my friend! I absolutely LOVE this!

  8. Love it!! Perfectly balanced and w derful use of the colors!! Love the angle, stacked sentiment, and shaded balloons!!

  9. This is just beautiful, Karen. I don't know why I'm so surprised at how pretty complimentary colors are to each other! I need to find my color wheel. LOL
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  10. WOW WOW WOW!!!!!! Totally pretty, and LOVE the design!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Nina-Marie :)

  11. Darling card, Karen! I love this sweet simplicity, and the shading you added to the balloons is great! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown.