Friday, January 13, 2017

Birthday Balloon Adventures


Inspiration struck again as I was going to sleep last night and, after some trial and error, it actually turned out like I had imagined.....for the most part. This ended up being another "embellishment opportunity", as you will see in the instructions. I had originally planned for the popped-up balloon to be a little higher with more of a margin on the right. But I think this actually looks better!

Here's the "How To"
 Greeting: Whisper White 2" x 5-1/2"
 Mat: Crushed Curry (2 pieces) 1/2" x 5-1/2"
 Balloon: Pacific Point and Gold Glimmer, both 2" x 2-1/4"
 Crushed Curry scraps for bow & string
 Card base: Whisper White 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored & folded at 4-1/4"
  1. Using Celebrations Duo folder, emboss the word "celebrate" on Whisper White strip. Make sure strip is inserted all the way to the hinge of the folder - it will make the word off center; that's good! Carefully stamp balloons with Pacific Point ink onto strip. Press hard enough to make the ink transfer, but not so hard that it's getting into the embossed word. It may take a few tries. I started with Shimmery White (shown) and couldn't get good ink transfer, so I switched to WW and used the Stampin' Pierce Mat - worked like a charm! That, and re-inking the almost dry pad, lol.

  2. Attach Crushed Curry strips behind, leaving 1/8" showing. (Here you will see the "opportunity" I was referring to. After two tries, I wasn't about the ditch the third one, so that ink smudge on the upper right will be covered.)

  3. Stamp the streamers/confetti in Crushed Curry randomly over card front. Adhere the greeting, leaving 1/4" margin at bottom.


  4. Punch larger balloon from glimmer paper with Balloon Bouquet punch. Die cut Pacific Point cardstock with polka-dot balloon die from Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits. Adhere to glimmer paper with little dots of liquid glue. Hint: After gluing them together, set a weight (an acrylic block works well) on top until glue is set.

  5. Die cut bow and string from Crushed Curry scraps. Adhere string to back of balloon, and add dimensionals as shown. Adhere to card front and glue bow on with liquid glue.


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11 comments:

  1. This is a really cute card, Cindy!! I love how you stamped the balloons slightly off the page, and using the stamp without re-inking to make the lighter shades, and the use of the streamer confetti stamp!!What great ideas! You gave so many great ideas!! Thanks, Cindy!! I love your posts!!

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    1. Susie, you are so sweet! It really makes my day that you take the time to leave comments. FYI, I *did* re-ink the balloon stamp each time I stamped it. 😊

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  2. Hi, Cindy!!! I love it when I make up my own versions of things!! Ha ha ha!! You direction clearly did not mention anything about re-inking!!! Ha ha ha!!

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    1. Opps....I am so sorry about Whatever it was I said, Cindy!��

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    2. You didn't do anything wrong! It was a duplicate. 😊

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    3. You know..Later I was wondering if I had done that!! I was afraid that I had make a insulting typo. Once my typo said my daughter in-law is dumb!! I need to proof read better! Thanks, Cindy!!😊

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  4. Cindy, My Stampin Up order I placed thru you, arrives tomorrow!! I am so excited!! I have already set aside most of the day to play with my new goodies!! Cindy, thank you for always being so kind, and so quick to reply with my card making questions! You are such a joy to play with by email. You always do above and beyond whatever I dream of. Because of your pretty cards and step by step directions, I am so very tickled to have found you on the internet as my Stampin up representative. If this sounds like a paid commercial, it's not... ha ha ha!
    I am just so tickled to have found Miss Cindy!!

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    1. Susie, I'm glad you found me, too! You are such a delight to me, and I'm happy to "show you the ropes" of card making. There is so much to learn, and I'm still learning, too! I will always be thrilled to share my knowledge with you. (Now, where do I send the check, lol?) 😆😆😆

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    2. Ha ha ha! Shhh...No one is supposed to know about the check....Shhh......��

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