Balloons & Stripes

Last night I popped into my stamp room to prep for tonights card class, only to find one of my cards missing!  If you teach classes, has this ever happened to you?  So while I managed to prep the card from a photo I have, the ladies making it will have to go off the photo on my iPad.  Thankfully the layout is relatively simple and I can explain anything they may be unsure of.  I simply didn’t have time to make another card as a sample 🙁

Today I’d like to share another simple card with you that is fun and easy to make!

FullSizeRender (12)One of the first things I love about this card is the colour palette!  Blushing bride, Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight and the pop of Basic Black for the sentiment and the balloon outline.

The card base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Whisper White cardstock, scored and folded in half to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  To get the fun striped background, I used the Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks and Blushing Bride ink and a sponge.  I stamped the balloon outlines, from the set Balloon Celebration,  on scrap white cardstock in Basic Black Archival ink and then stamped the solid images in Mint Macaron ink.  I love these two step stamp sets as they provide a lot of depth to an image without a lot of work.  Using the matching Balloon Bouquet punch, I then punched out the balloons.  I adhered two directly to my card front using SNAIL Permanent Adhesive and I applied Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the top balloon before attaching to the card front.

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The card needed a little something more, so I stamped the little stars on the card using Daffodil Delight ink. I stamped Happy Birthday in the Archival Basic Black ink and added a few rhinestones because really, lets be honest, bling completes a card!

 

Whisper White Card stock  100730  $10.50

Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock by Stampin' Up!

Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks  133775  $3.75

Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks by Stampin' Up!

Blushing Bride Ink Pad  131172 $8.00

Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad by Stampin' Up!

Stampin’ Sponges  141337  $4.50

Stamping Sponges

Balloon Celebration Photopolymer Bundle 140810  $45.75

(stamp set and punch, clear blocks are note included)

Balloon Celebration Photopolymer Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Basic Black Archival Ink Pad  140931  $8.75

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad by Stampin' Up!

Mint Macaron Ink Pad  138326  $8.00

Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad  by Stampin' Up!

Daffodil Delight Ink Pad  126944  $8.00

Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad by Stampin' Up!

Basic Rhinestones  119246  $6.25

Rhinestone Basic Jewels by Stampin' Up!

SNAIL Permanent Adhesive  104332   $8.50

Snail Permanent Adhesive by Stampin' Up!

Stampin’ Dimensionals   104430  $5.00

Stampin' Dimensionals by Stampin' Up!

I hope you have enjoyed this fun card!

Have a happy, crafty day!

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