Hello friends! It’s time to break out the balloons with this month’s Hits & Highlights feature! Balloons are a great way to bring a smile to someone’s face and can be used for all types of occasions. For my card today, I created a birthday card utilizing some cute images from the latest Stacey Yacula Stamp Set as well as the Mini Balloon Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics.
To start, I first stamped my images from the Pawty Time Stamp Set with Tuxedo Memento Black Ink onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I then colored my images with Copic Markers (my go-to coloring medium) and cut them out with their coordinating dies.
Copic Color Combos Used:
- Browns: E30, E31, E23, E25, E29
- Grays: W00, W0, W2, W4, W6
- Purples: V000, V01, V05, V15, V17
- Teals: G000, BG11, BG13, BG49
Next, I set my images aside to work on my card background. I trimmed a piece of Smooth White Card Stock to slightly larger than 4.25″ x 5.5″. I like to do this when I know that I will be ink blending to any edges on my card front. This way, I can trim in down to 4.25″ x 5.5″ when I’m finished without having any harsh ink lines on the edges where excess ink tends to sometimes catch while blending. I used a blend of Seedless Preserves and Milled Lavender Distress Oxide Inks. I started with my darker color at the top of the card and gradually blended toward my lighter color, leaving white space at the bottom of my card.
Next, I splattered my card base with both diluted white and purple paint for added interest. After it dried, I stamped my sentiment with black ink. I then lined up where I wanted to place my balloon and diecut a balloon shaped window and adhered a mini balloon shaker pouch inside of this space. I used a mix of purple and iridescent embellishments to fill my balloon and framed it with a white balloon frame. Lastly, I added my images using some 3D Foam Adhesive Tape for added dimension.
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Lol…. I know it’s a coincidence but July 28 is my birthday and you made a birthday card!!! Thank you!!!!
It is absolutely adorable and I love the color. The balloon is so full, it made me think about my next shaker card! Cute critters, a cake and a balloon!!!!
Oh, how cool! Happy Birthday, Patricia! PM me your address through my blog “contact me” link and I’d love to send this one to you! <3
You have a wonderful way with purple, Rachel! It always looks so bright and vibrant! Your images are colored beautifully. Your card design is so fun and festive. Love the super full of fun balloon shaker, too. Excellent work! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thank you so very much, dear Jeanne! Hope your week has been off to a great start! <3
I love this ombre background!
Thank you, my friend! 🙂