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I just love it when everything comes together on a card the way I imagined it. Today's card was one of those.

I don't remember how, but a blogger a follow linked to a challenge I had never heard of, For Your Inspiration. Not sure if I'll be playing along regularly, but I do love this week's inspiration photo:

I have no papercrafting products that have hot-air balloons on them. So I started thinking about helium balloons....

Not sure where that would take me, I remembered Laurie's Pinterest challenge. So I popped on over, and searched for "girl holding balloons." I found this amazing image- by graffiti artist Banksy:

(by the way, Dave has been bugging me for months to watch "Exit Through the Gift Shop"- he loved it!)

Pair the fun stripes and colors from the first image with the girl from the second, and you get this:

The frame, girl, and balloons are all popped up with foam tape, and I made the strings of the balloons with pieces of thread all glued in place. My sentiment is from SP and Co- Mini Card Creations II.



  1. Absolutely brilliant, such a clever take on the image :)
    Jenny x

  2. Oh wow this is fabulous - great combo of ideas! Thanks for playing at FYI!

  3. I love your card!! The color blocking is fabulous. It is great when cards turn out how you imagine :)

  4. Gorgeous! So glad you joined us at FYI!

  5. This is gorgeous, Jen. Love all that black.

  6. This is wonderful!! I love that silhouette. And yes, you should watch "Exit through the gift shop". It's so interesting. Thanks for playing along with FYI!

  7. Well, this is briliant. Love the thought process and the design. Very cool! Thanks for playing along with us at FYI and please do join us again. :)

  8. Wonderful interpretation of the inspiration photo! Love the simple style and the way you paired the silhouette with the bold colors! Thanks for playing along with us at FYI!

  9. Great silhouette and take on the challenges. Thanks for joining us at FYI.

  10. ummmm...Jen? This is fabulous! I love the silhouette!! How fun!! Thank you so much for playing along with my challenge! sorry it took me so long to get over here! I have been on vacation! Hope all is well!


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