Friday, 17 June 2011

OLW - using Party This Way

Regular readers of my blog will know that I'm a huge fan of one-layer cards and rarely use more than a couple of layers on my cards.  One-layer cards have the advantage of being easy and inexpensive to post too so they're like a great idea all round!  I had a lovely time making a card for last week's One Layer Wednesday challenge so I kept an eye out for this week's - and it's a colour challenge: to use aqua, orange and yellow.

Here's what I made:


It's a bunch of birthday balloons! Do you like the strings? I drew those in with a soft pencil and used the lines as a guide for piercing before erasing them.


The numerical balloon is from Party This Way. I made a mask (by stamping a spare balloon on a post-it and cutting it out) and placed it over the orange balloon before stamping the aqua one.


The post-its came in handy again for masking off a strip to ground my sentiment. I do love this lively-looking 'happy birthday'!

Supplies required:
Stamps: Party This Way
Ink: Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Piercing tool, corner rounder

Well it's coming up for the weekend and this Sunday will be fathers' day. My children have a few things planned but I shall say no more as my husband has been known to take a glance at my blog and I'd hate to spoil the surprise!

Thank you for popping in to my blog today - and remember to leave a comment if you'd like to as I love to return your visits! Have a great weekend and I'll see you very soon.

22 comments:

  1. This is a fabulous design, Vicky! I love your choice of colours and the piercing for the strings.

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  2. beautiful card, love the strings

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  3. Beautiful CAS card Vicky. Love all the masking and the paper peirced strings!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  4. Great day. I love your blue border it almost looks like the Baja Breeze seam binding !! A xx

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  5. I love these balloons. Great idea to paper pierce for the strings. x

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  6. Great idea for the strings of the balloons. Fab OLW card.
    Hugs, Sandra

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  7. A really fun one Layer card Vicky, those numbered ballons are great :)
    Jenny x

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  8. Hi Vicky
    Another Stunner...Fabby card ....
    hugs
    sylvie
    xxxx

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  9. Very lovely. Great OL card.

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  10. Wow! How do you make simple look so divine? Hugs xxaxx

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  11. A fabulous design, the stamped ballons are fabulous. I love your idea of drawing/piercing the strings.

    irene
    xxxx

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  12. Fantastic card....love the colors and the masking!!

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  13. It's gorgeous Vicky, I love the idea of pricking the tail design, hugs Gay xxx

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  14. Vicky, this card is AWESOME!! LOVE those balloons...and the piercing for the strings was a great idea!!
    My Card

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  15. Those are great balloons, Vicky! The paper piercing was a clever idea. It's a very happy card! Ann

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  16. What a great card love the balloons perfect colours and so classy as usual !
    Have a great weekend.

    Marie

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  17. I LOVE this card, Vicky! The way you grounded your sentiment with the sponged strip is brilliant. You are just oh-so-clever! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  18. Vicki that's gorgeous! Love the blue stripe for the Happy Birthday, as you say grounds it so nicely.

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  19. This is so awesome! Kids would love it! :)

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  20. Vicky,I love how you've used piercing for the balloon strings, another brilliant idea!. Bev.x

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  21. What a great use of the colors for this challenge! I love the happy balloons and the aqua strip backing the sentiment!

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  22. Oh, Vicky, what a great design!!! And your piercing is the perfect "something extra" to make it even more special.

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x