I was inspired by this card, loved the sparkle added to the balloon and I just happened to have some of that paper :) When I first saw this particular paper (in my Simon Says Card Kit) I wasn't too impressed, but when I saw the sparkle added then I was impressed. And I really wanted to try the angled panel on my card so this is what I came up with. Another technicque I've recently learned is that you can use some Multi Medium Matte glue on the baker's twine to hold it in a shape that you want. I didn't have any yet (it's been ordered) so instead I put a tiny dot of glue where the twine touched the paper and adhered that piece of the twine, the rest just lays in it's natural shape (see example here).
You'll notice I used a small wooden star above the i in the 'Birthday' die - that's because I lost the dot, lol, so that led to a couple more stars which led to some enamel dots. Love how it turned out.
I'm entering this in Simon's Wednesday Challenge - You've Gotta Have Friends since this card is for my all time bestie :) and Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes.
Stamps: Simon Says Birthday Messages and Birthday Balloons
Paper:Simple Stories DIY patterned paper, SU Tempting Turquoise and Brown Sugar cs
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Simon Says Happy Birthday and Balloons dies, MME Charmed enamel dots, Star Dust and Mermaid Stickles, Freckled Fawn Stars & Such wood chips, The Twinery baker's twine