I make a lot of birthday cards, in fact my birthday list has 330 names. I know, that's crazy, but I really like making cards that let people know how special they are and how grateful I am they were born. I have a large family and I also send to all my nieces and nephews, along with Michael's family. We have lived in a lot of places and I still continue to send cards to good friends we have. I make cards for everyone at church who is 60 and older. Sometimes they don't have people in their lives to make their birthdays a joyful celebration. I also make cards for the girls and boys who are eleven through eighteen. Bottom line, I like sharing my talent with others and it brings me great joy. But, that said, whenever a new die or stamp comes out that would make great birthday cards I buy it. I recently purchased the Simon Says Stamp Balloon Bouquet.
I started out making a card with an ink blended rainbow background. I then cut four balloon bouquets and adhered them together with liquid glue. The layers give the die some dimension when it's adhered to the ink blended background. I pulled out a hot foil sentiment I had in my stash and adhered it to the bottom of the balloons. I added some Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen to the balloon outline.
I also hate wasting supplies, so I had all the insides of the balloon leftover from the previous card and decided I needed to use them for another card. I ink blended the first layer of the balloons with the same inks used on the background of the previous card and adhered all the layers together to create dimension for the balloons. Now I needed an outline. I decided to use gold mirror cardstock. The outline was adhered to a top folding cardbase with liquid glue, and the rainbow balloon cutouts were adhered in place with liquid glue as well. Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen was added to the balloons to add some shimmer and shine.
Two cards for one, how great is that. Now I had the center of the gold mirror balloons leftover and mirror cardstock is expensive, so I needed to create another card. You can see it on the next post.
· Simon Says Stamp Balloon Bouquet Die
· Spellbinders Glimmer Mini Everyday Sentiments
· Distress Oxide Inks: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Salt Water Taffy, Candied Apple, Villainous Potion, Prize Ribbon, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron
· Darice Sticky Back Foam
· Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
· Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
· Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
· Bearly Arts Precision Craft Glue
· Pink & Main Sentiment Strip Die
· Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen