Friday, March 2, 2018

Balloon Birthday

Hello and welcome back!  Some fun news - I am the guest designer at Just Us Girls for the month of March!  Woot woot!  Can you tell I'm a bit excited?  I hope you'll be sure to join us for the challenges each Saturday!

This week at Just Us Girls it's Trend Week highlighting balloons.  Lots of fun options with this challenge! 

I'm also entering my card in the current challenge at Stamp Ink Paper to add ribbon to your creation.

I only have a couple of stamp sets with balloons and I kept messing around with them but wasn't really happy with any of the designs I came up with.  Then I realized I had some retired patterned paper with a balloon design and then the card design fell together.

The card is pretty simple, with the patterned paper layered on the base then on a Pool Party panel, which was added to the base with foam tape.  The sentiment was cut twice, covered with Tonic Nuvo Aqua Pen for some sparkle and adhered together, slightly offset for a shadow layer look.  The balloons were stamped, cut with a matching punch, then covered with Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze.  Once completely dry, White Baker's Twine was wrapped around the bottom, secured on the back with tape, then both were adhered to the panel with foam tape, leaving the twine ends free until the sentiment was added.  When all that was complete, I added a bow made from some pretty Pool Party satin ribbon (long retired).

And that's it for this card!  Thanks so much for visiting, it's always so appreciated!  Be sure to check out both challenges!


Product details
Stamps:  Balloon Celebration (SU)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Birthday Bouquet designer series paper
Ink:  Pool party
Other:  Happy Birthday Thinlit and Balloon Bouquet (both SU), White Baker's Twine, retired Satin Pool Party ribbon, Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen, Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze


cm said...

Celebration happening all over your card, Stef, with the pretty patterned paper and the fantastic assortment of balloons! Thrilled that you're our GD for March; your debut is inspired and delightful in every way!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WELCOME to JUGS! You are starting out with a bang [or pop maybe] with this delightful balloon card. I just love the color combo you used.

Ina G said...

Welcome to JUGS Stef. So happy to have you Guesting this month.
Love those balloons - gorgeous colours and fabulous background. Awesome big birthday greeting and such a cute bow to finish.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Welcome to JUGS! I am loving your designs I have seen and this one knocks it out of the park! Love all of those beautiful balloons.

stampwithamyk said...

What a pretty card! Love the designer papers and your colors. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper, hope to see you again soon!

Lisa Kind said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colors and that little bow holding the strings...too cute! So happy to have you joining us at Just Us Girls this month!

Bobby said...

This is so pretty, Stef, with the coordinating DSP and stamped balloons. The sentiment pops off the cards and gives a festive feel.

Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

Hi Stef, your birthday balloons are so sweet. I love how you added a bow to the strings. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx

Nancy said...

I love the colors and the overall design of this card Stef! Perseverance paid off! So happy to have you designing with us this month at Just Us Girls. Already looking forward to see what you are going to do next week!

Macimbalo said...

Love your balloon card Stef! That paper is awesome and I love how you layered the die cut sentiment! So glad you are with us this month at JUGS!

Maria said...

What a great layout and those balloons are awesome! Fantastic job with the challenge!