Tuesday, August 18, 2015

My Favorite Things–Happy Birthday Balloons!!

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Happy Tuesday, friends!!

I’m getting ready to hang out with my little love bugs today, but I wanted to pop in quickly to share a project that I created with a couple of the products that My Favorite Things released recently!


I created this for my stepmom for her birthday in June – although we didn’t celebrate it until July!  It features a BUNCH of products from My Favorite Things, all of which are listed below.  Here’s how I created it:

  1. Trim an A2 top-folding card base from Smooth White Cardstock; score at 5.5”, fold in half, and perfect crease with Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. Using my MISTI Tool, position the card base and the Snowfall Background, and stamp the “snow” onto the card base, multiple times, and ever so slightly shifting the base after each stamp.  When I inked up the Snowfall Background each time, I used a rag to wipe off the ink on the stamp where I didn’t want it to stamp.  This creates a look of confetti, which is exactly what I was going for!  I stamped the Snowfall Background using Gold Delicata ink – a most delicious and sparkly gold pigment ink that is wonderful!
  3. I repeated Step 2, above, on another A2 piece of Smooth White Cardstock.  This is the panel that I used to die cut the Party Balloons Die-Namics.
  4. I trimmed another A2 Smooth White Cardstock panel, and die cut the angled base using the Blueprints 15 Die-Namics.
  5. I die cut the word happy from some Black Licorice Cardstock using the Brushstroke Birthday Greetings Die-Namics.
  6. I stamped the balloon strings from Party Balloons Stamps onto the angled panel using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  I stamped the “birthday” sentiment from the Birthday Bears Stamp Set (doing a bit of stamp surgery beforehand), again using the Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.
  7. I adhered the balloons and the die cut word to the angled base with foam tape.  I adhered the angled panel to the card base with foam tape.
  8. As a finishing touch, I tied some solid black baker’s twine to the balloons, knotting it, and trimming off the excess.

I love the look of the black, gold and white together, and I’m really loving that gold confetti!!  It makes me so happy when my stamps can do double season duty, like the Snowfall Background here.  I’ve listed all of the products that I used below.

That’s it for me today!!  Gotta run and get ready for my grandsons’ visit – can’t wait to lay some big ole’ sloppy smooches on them!!  I’m sure they can’t wait either – NOT!!  LOL  I hope you have a fun day planned, and that you get a chance to get a little inky later!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today – it always bring a smile to my face when you do!


Shannon McComb said...

I love the gold dots!! Gives you card so much interest!! This is lovely!! What a beautiful birthday card!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Your card is adorable Karolyn, I love all of the dies you've used! Love the gold on your card as well, it really makes it showy!
As for your Grandsons coming, I know exactly how you feel. I have two, they are 1 & 3 and they are the absolute light of my life! Our daughter & SIL are leaving for a week to celebrate their 10th Ann.(their first vacation since being parents) and we get to have the boys!!!YAY! They are coming Fri. and I can hardly wait so I totally understand! They are the best, aren't they???? {Sorry about the lengthy comment but when it comes to the grandchildren I could talk all day...LOL}

Geri said...

You are such an enabler! Each post I read has me adding more and more stuff to my must have list....like the Big Snowfall background. I (and I'm sure others as well) really appreciate that you take the time to list all the items that you used in making your card! Saves us time searching the world wide web and also showcases awesome stuff from various companies! So...thanks!

Your card screams 'celebrate'. Love the B, W & Gold color combo paired with fun stuff - whimsical elegance!

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