Thursday, March 9, 2017

Transparent Birthday Balloons Card (LMMS Challenge #158)

Hi everyone! :o)

It's time for a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge Blog. It's #158, Anything Goes Challenge.

For this challenge I made this CAS (clean and simple), Transparent Birthday Balloons Card. :o)

This is my first ever transparent card. LOVE!!! :o)

To make this card I used an adorable LMM's Forgotten Scraps 'Celebrate Balloons' rubber stamp. :o)

The image is paper pieced.

stamped the image four times on a Canson Mixed Media Paper. I colored pieces I needed in watercolor technique using Distress Inks and left one image uncolored. I fussy cut parts I needed and colored their edges with black marker.

Then I stamped the image one more time on a top folded acetate card base and left it dry for a while. I traced balloons' strings with a superfine black permanent pen and glued colored pieces over it. I glued uncolored pieces on inside the card base to hide lines and to look more pretty.

And here I stopped. I colored the image couple month ago, in November 2016. I liked it, but had no idea how to finish my card. I tried this and that and didn't like anything, so I left it in my "unfinished projects box" and waited for the right moment. It was this week. :o)

I drew a line frame with a fine black permanent pen, stamped sentiment 'happy birthday' from a Mama Elephant 'Starry Night' stamp set on the card and left it dry for an hour. Lastly, I embellished the card with matching enamel dots and my card was finished, after nearly 4 months. LOL :o)

Card dimensions: 90 mm x 129 mm (3 1/2" x 5 1/8")

List of supplies:

I hope you liked my card for today and got inspired. For more inspiration, stop by the LMMS Challenge Blog. Join us in on Challenge #158. The challenge will last for two weeks. There is also a prize for one lucky winner: $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop. We like to select couple other projects to highlight as well. :o)

I'm entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #232 - Make Your Mark
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

2) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, March 2017, Anything Goes
This is my 4th entry to this challenge.

3) Seize the Birthday, Anything Goes Birthday
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

Thank you for visiting and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. Oh wow!!!!Wow wow wow!!! I'm speechless... such a fabulous and creative card! I have never seen a trasparent card before now!! Love, love it!! And love the purple and white of the paperpieced balloons on the trasparent base! So dimensional! Amazing work!!! You are a so clever girl!

  2. I came to visit at just the right post, Milka! I have a few of those blank acrylic cards and they have just sat in the drawer for well over a year! Thank you so much for this easy to understand and incredibly cool and fun design which I'm pinning!!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Milka, love your transparent card! This is such a great idea! - Sweet Kobylkin

  4. Wow! This is such a fabulous card! I am in absolute awe!!! Perfect execution - those months didn't go in waste, that's for sure!! Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday challenge!
    xx Ashwini

  5. Wow! Very cool combination of water coloring, paper piecing and that transparent card. I love this, Milka. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers WC Challenge for March.

  6. Fabulous Cas card!! AND transparent!!
    Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
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  7. Oh that is fabulous CAS card. Love the coloring and the transparency is super creative idea. Thanks for playing along with Addicted To Stamps and More!

  8. Gasp! I totally didn't realise this was acetate until the second picture! Wow how cool. And so prettily coloured. Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers. Jenny x



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