There's a cloche (or bell jar) with this set which I did not use for the birthday card. Part of the beauty of the Under Glass set is that you can go either way.
I paired it with the Poppystamps Celebration Balloon Collage die, cut twice and layered. On the top layer I used a craft knife to cut away the balloons so I was left with just the oval. I colored the balloons on the bottom layer with Copics and then glued the second over top. Nothing is popped up, but it appears to have quite a lot of dimension. The card base was embossed with an old Cuttlebug birthday embossing folder. Lots of sparkle was added to the birthday image with Stickles Stardust glitter glue.
Next are Christmas cards made from the same set. I couldn't help but see Christmas bells in the cloche.
The card on the left mixes the cloche with Power Poppy's Merry Littles set -- the poinsettia, bow, and sentiment. The die cut is Memory Box Frostyville Border.
The card on the right is mixed with a sentiment from Glistening Paperwhites. The die is Memory Box Beloved Snowflakes. The sun was wreaking havoc with my picture taking, so this wonky photo is the only one I ended up using. There's too much going on at my house right now to be very picky about things like this.
The white on all cards is Neenah 110 lb.
On a personal note:
- My root canal was a piece of cake. I still have two more appointments for the crown.
- Rich went to his family practice doctor for the obligatory follow up visit after his evening at the ER, and still everything is fine.
- LuLu (precious Golden Retriever) had to go to the vet on Wednesday after a night of vomiting and urinary urgency (feels like she has to pee a lot but hardly anything comes out). It's a lot like a human urinary tract infection. She's fine now.
- We did buy an RV and it's awesome! We'll have an orientation and bring it home next Tuesday. Now we'll start the process of stocking it up like a home away from home. The one we chose is perfect for us. King size bed (for two humans and two Golden Retrievers) and plenty of open floor space so the dogs won't feel cramped. Roomy bathroom. Polar package, meaning it's set up for cozy living no matter how cold it is outside. Power awning with a row of LED lights. Only 24' including the tongue, so it won't be like hauling a train down the highway. Those were some of the main selling points, but it's so much more fabulous than all that. I can't wait for our first trip!
I've been sitting here too long and must run now. Hugs and happy wishes to everyone!