TGIF have a celebratory balloon challenge, while Fab Friday have a lovely summer colour challenge.
For balloons, it's hard to go past Balloon Celebration. The two sizes of balloon in the set help to give a sense of distance, with the smaller ones at the rear. I sponged clouds onto the back panel of the card with a cloud mask and Bermuda Bay ink. I used Stitched Rectangle dies to create the window.
The lovely 'Hooray' balloons come from Happy Birthday Gorgeous. They also work with the Balloon Bouquet punch.
There are balloons in three planes: the back wall of the card, on the frame and one attached to acetate in the middle ground. (That was the best little tip in Jennifer McGuire's tutorial.)
Best of all, this 3-D card folds flat to fit in an envelope.
UPDATE: Delighted to be the FAB FAVE at Fab Friday!
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