Sunday, June 18, 2023

Beautiful Balloons for PP645

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Jaydee is hosting our Clean-and-Simple (CAS) Challenge.
Ahhh, Clean-and-Simple week, we meet again. I knew would be my biggest challenge of the year…a ONE LAYER CARD! *cue the scary theme music here* This layer-loving gal struggled a bit with this one but I got through it. Even if it did take me 4 sheets of cardstock to get the stamping perfect. Haha! I sure hope you will take this challenge for a spin and join us over at The Paper Players. We’d love to see what YOU create!   

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
I will admit, I struggled a bit to figure out what I wanted to use for this card. I happened to have the Beautiful Balloons stamp set on my desk from my weekly Facebook Friday video tutorial and I thought “If I can only have one layer, I’m going to compensate with some bold images and happy colors!” 

And voila, here is how it turned out! I used masking paper to layer the stamped balloons and added some extra pops of color with the In Color Pearls. I like how the colors really stand out on the clean layout, don’t you? :-) 

Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Thick Basic White Cardstock: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” - That’s IT! 
  • Sweet Sorbet, Starry Sky and Memento inks
  • In Color Pearls and Simply Elegant Trim
Finally, here is a peek inside the card. I simply stamped a coordinating sentiment and another little balloon to keep the party going from the front of the card. Easy peasy and ready to pop in the mail! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our  One Layer Wonder Clean-and-Simple ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday June 23rd, 2023

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Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

BIG Hugs, 
Anne Marie

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  1. You nailed it Anne Marie - a bright and colourful one layer card; you should try this more often lol! I love the sprinkle of coloured pearls too.

  2. You DID nail this, Anne Marie! Those bold, bright masked balloons are perfect for a CAS one-layer card! The little pops of color from the pearls and that sweet little bow add just the right touch!

  3. Anne Marie, don't you ever say you are scared (insert psycho/freddie music here) again :-). This is the perfect CAS one layer card full of bold images and bright colors. You rocked it!

  4. Anne Marie, this is just perfect! So bright and happy and certain to brighten someone's day! You know I love those little pearls, too! CAS perfection!

  5. CAS perfection, Anne Marie! I struggled with this challenge, but you definitely knocked it out of the park! Love the pearl accents! Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Anne Marie, I certainly understand using up 4 sheets of cardstock to get the best inked image! The simplest cards often take the longest to produce - especially when you're a perfectionist! Well, you nailed it on this one and I love the inside with the balloon bleeding off of the left and bottom of the card. Great one-layer card!


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Anne Marie