Remember when I said I got a whole ton of new stamps from The Greeting Farm? Well, one of the sets was Susie Surprise and here she is:
Yesterday I got an order from Crop Chocolate for a bunch of Making Memories Garden Party stuff and I just had to use it! So what started as a card to celebrate a birthday ended up looking more like a card to celebrate Spring. Oh well... it's still cute. I'll try for a more birthday looking one later. BTW - I used an Amy Rysavy sketch for the layout.
Anyway, on to the details: I paper pieced all the balloons separately so they wouldn't look like just one big balloon with a continuous pattern. I also rounded them and popped them up with scrap cardstock. I colored Susie with Copics and used a black glaze pen for her shoes (to look like patent leather - wish I could capture it in a picture!) and her hair clips (to look like metal), and then added those tiny little flower rhinestones to her hair clips. The tag is a Cuttlebug die and the sentiment is from the Happy Chef set. The ribbon is May Arts, the white cardstock is Georgia Pacific, and everything else is MM Garden Party.
Here's a close shot of her head so you can see those cute little flower hairclips:
And here's a side shot so you can see some of the dimension:
Unfortunately, you can't really see the roundness of the balloons - they look so much better IRL! I hope you like it and TFL!