Michelle Last

#GDP016 using new Balloon Celebration from Stampin’ Up!

I am getting a moment or two to play with some of the new products coming soon in the new Seasonal Catalogue.  The set I have used today for the Global Design Project Weekly Challenge was top of my list when I first saw the catalogue.  I was a little nervous to use Balloon Celebration in case it wasn’t as lovely as I hoped but my nerves were unfounded!

#GDP016 Balloon Celebration

I just adore the graduated shading stamp to add to the balloon image.  I embossed mine in gold as I wanted to use blues and golds for this card, you will see why in a moment….

#GDP016 Balloon Celebration by Michelle Last

So sparkly…
#GDP016 Balloon Celebration for Global Design Project

I created a pop up card to reveal the gorgeous sentiment. That was gold embossed too but does show very well in the photo.
#GDP016 Balloon Celebration

I used the gold metallic thread to tie bows around the ends of the balloon, it was fiddly but effective!

#GDP016 Balloon Celebration global design project weekly challenge by Michelle Last Top UK Demo

and did you spot the gorgeous new stitched Bermuda Bay Ribbon?

#GDP016 Balloon Celebration global design project weekly challenge by Michelle Last Top UK Demo

So here is why I decided to use blues and golds on my card this week, I took inspiration from Bibi’s card

#GDP 016 Global Design Project Weekly Challenge

So why not join us and make something inspired by Bib’s beautiful card?  Pop  over to Global Design Project to upload your project by Saturday (Boxing Day) and you never know you may be selected as one of the weekly winners?

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas.  Thanks for stopping by and supporting my blog all year, I truly appreciate it.

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  1. Donna Zammit says:

    What a gorgeous card. Love the colours and a really clever design! Have a spectacular Christmas and New Year. Cheers Donna Z 🙂

  2. Wow I love your card – so clever Michelle. Are you going to do a youtube vid? My boys would love a card like this!! 🙂 xx

  3. Fabulous card! Hope you do a how-to video. Always enjoy your creativity.

  4. This is a gorgeous card Michelle, so gorgeous I had to Pin it!
    Love the Pop-Up effect.
    Very elegant, love love LOVE!!!

  5. Rachel Jolley says:

    Just gorgeous!! Thank you for all your fabulous creations over the year, so helpful, and I wish you and your family a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

  6. Wow! Michelle, I absolutely LOVE your pop-up card!!! So stunning, too, with the gold embossing! I need to learn how to make this kind. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    Bless you!

  7. beautiful card! I would LOVE to see how-to video!!!

  8. Gorgeous card. Lovely idea ❤︎

  9. Michelle – such beautiful colors! I wasn’t expecting the pop-up, so it was a pleasant surprise as I scrolled through you post. Awesome card!

  10. Michelle, Love the colours and the gold on blue/green is just lovely. I also love the idea of pop up. I did 3D Christmas cards and they were very well received. Now going to try and make 3D birthday cards for next year. Off to spend Christmas with our eldest son and family and really looking forward to the time with our grand daughters.
    Michelle, have a very happy Christmas and all the best for 2016.

    Love, Jessie x

  11. “A” is for AWESOME!!! I didn’t realise it was a pop-up card, such a wonderful surprise!! I want to make one now, lol. I adore all your work Michelle and feel very privileged to be on this amazing design team with you. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas. I look forward to more fun times together next year!

  12. WOW!! AMazing and beautiful! I love the colors that you used and your attention to every detail!

  13. I have made this kind of a card before – BUT – these balloons are the perfect fit! I love love love it! And the gold thread for the balloon strings is the perfect scale!

  14. This card made me smile from ear-to-ear ^_^ Thank you for sharing your talents with us….and I second the request for a video!

  15. Love the card. Could I get instructions on how you did the pop up?

  16. WOW, I love it, Love it, love it!

  17. I adore this Michelle – how creative. Love your take on Bibi’s card.

  18. Brilliant card Michelle – love it.