Enough chatting. Here is my entry card. I busted out my new Four Square set (love) without the matching die (cause I had to cut the shopping cart total somewhere) and made a CAS card. Wish you could see the pretty and subtle Summer Sunrise (aka Marigold Morning) homemade shimmer spritz I made and sprayed onto the background of the card. It was just what all that white space needed and the missing 3rd use of that color my card needed to make sure I was following the rule of 3's. I was going for masculine for this card, but my son, John, informed me I blew it with the added sequins. :) I love his honesty. He said it needed a video game element or something to make it for boys. He is the one who is always raiding my crafty stash for his super hero costumes, homemade weapons, and super decoder rings. Love, love, love his heroic mind and creativity. Anyway, I digress.
My drop shadow die cut is my balloon element which I embossed to give it some shine and texture. I went very simple but I didn't think a double up of the frame would work because I don't have the die, but also the prints are busy enough themselves without a pattern shadow. Thanks for looking and making it to this point in my ramblings. Sometimes I get chatty online. Not necessarily a great thing.
Stamps: Birthday bash, Four Square
Inks: midnight muse and marigold morning, pumpkin pie (SU!)
Papers: PTI white, SU! white, pumpkin pie and marigold morning/summer sunrise
Accessories: clear sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), baker's twine (Doodlebug), circle punch, spritzer bottle, glue dots, embossing powder (clear)