Friday, February 14, 2014

WPlus9: Step It Up Take 2

This is my second post today. Fresh Squeezed Love Sweet Love
is just a short scroll away.

I quickly posted a card last night for the second WPlus9 Birthday Challenge to Step It Up by adding dimension, but I just wasn't happy with the card.  I hate having products that I love and then not showing them off at their best.  So I am trying again today.  This one doesn't have triangles and it doesn't use gold so I should be in better shape!

Happy Balloon

I used a WPlus9 impression plate on this card (I think it's their only impression plate).  I love the subtle look of impression plates, but I find them very hard to photograph.  You'd have to leave some shadow on the card to see the texture.  So here's a close-up with some shadow.

Happy Balloon close

Their new set, Whole Lotta Happy, has a number of shaped balloons along with a variety of "happy" sentiments.  I saw that the new challenge at Seize the Birthday was to use a topping of a heart on a birthday card so clearly my heart balloon had to see ink today!

  • Stamps: WPlus9 Whole Lotta Happy
  • Paper: MFT Berrylicious, Lemon Tart, Blu Raspberry
  • Ink: MFT Berrylicious
  • Accessories: WPlus9 Whole Lotta Happy dies, Happy Trio die, Chevron Impression Plate, Hemptique 10-lb kraft twine, Neat & Tangled sequins, MFT Fishtail Layers die


  1. I adore this card! I'm going to have to place another order and get those happy dies. I swore I didn't need them. I was SO wrong!

  2. Totally LOVE this, Kim! I haven't gotten to the one you don't like yet in my Bloglovin' feed this morning, but I have a sneaking suspicion it is awesome too! Love the embossing in the background, and the happy die cut - dimension showcased perfectly!

  3. This is adorable, love the trailing twine!!

  4. I love this card, Kim! It's fabulous!

  5. Gorgeous card! I love the embossing on the background. Great color choice, and I love that die cut "Happy." Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  6. Well you've outdone yourself once more! Wow, your card is FAB, love the colors and the embossing, so subtle!


  7. I LOVE this, alot! the texture and the sequins are awesome. so pretty!

  8. Love the balloon & scatter of sequins! Great colors!!

  9. OMG! I love it! The colors, shapes, dies, composition - all of it! Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous project with us at Seize the Birthday. I can not wait to see your next creations :-)
    Hugs, Marzena DT

  10. I just love your card Kim! The colours are so vibrant and perfect for a fun birthday card. Love the addition of the little sequins too for a bit of sparkle. Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday!


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