Making cards for him is not fun. I think he'd be happiest if I printed happy birthday across the front - no color, no decorations. But I couldn't let this birthday go by without a few balloons and maybe even a few sequins. I was thrilled when I saw the challenge at The Paper Players because I realized negative space would add the interest that I wanted without a lot of the fluff that he wouldn't want.
I did a variety of negatives - then I popped a few other die cuts with different thicknesses of adhesive. I used a variety of small patterns in my negative space. I even added a few silver sequins, although he will notice and comment on them - "too much bling!"
Thanks to the following challenges for inspiration (links above)!
Dies: WPlus9 Happy Birthday die, Lil' Inker Designs Balloon Builders
Paper: Doodlebug 6x6 Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints and Dot-Grid-Daisy-Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh Silver Stars