Well, one more great bundle to share with you today from the Stampin’ Up Occasions Catalog. The Balloon Celebration & Balloon Bouquet Punch (#140810, p.13 OC) are bundled for a 15% savings, so you can’t beat that! Also, you will definitely want the punch with this stamp set. They really compliment each other so well!
This card was CASED from Danny Hikade. The soft colors really caught my eye and that was my inspiration. I used a Whisper White card base and a layer of Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack (# 138443, p.144 AC). I added a Whisper White piece cut with the Lots of Labels Framelits (#138281, p.173 AC), and attached to the card with stampin’ dimensionals. I stamped the balloons in Pool Party, Pink Pirrouette, So Saffron, and Pear Pizzazz ink colors. I punched the balloons out with the coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch and attached them to the with stampin’ dimensionals. I stamped the strings and the sentiment on the White layer.
This card was CASED from a card that I saw on Pinterest. I’m not sure who the original artist is, however it was posted on PTI Make It Monday blog. It is such a simple card and that is why I love it! The White on White really makes it look great and gives a faux embossed look. I used a Whisper White card base and Whisper White balloons punched with the Balloon Bouquet Punch. I attached them to the card with my 2-way glue pen and trimmed off the excess around the edges of the card. Then I stamped the balloon from the Balloon Celebration stamp set in Real Red ink, punched it out,and added it to the card with stampin’ dimensionals. I gave the balloon a little shading by inking up the stamp, stamping off on a piece of scratch paper, then added a bit more ink to the one side of the balloon with a sponge dauber. This really created a nice shading and a little softer look to the balloon. I added some black hemp twine (non-SU) to the balloon, and the banner from the Number of Years stamp set and Large Numbers Framelits (#140811, p.10 OC). The “happy birthday” is from the Something to Say stamp set (#134177, p.108 AC).
This last card was CASED from Rachael Lewsley. I really liked her colorful card and it really did look so “Happy”. I used a Whisper White card base and just stamped several balloons from the Balloon Celebration stamp set all over to create a nice colorful background. She used the Balloon Builder stamp set for her card and that made the balloons have a softer look, so I just stamped off the ink a bit on some scratch paper to soften the look of my balloons a little. I think it turned out pretty well compared to the original. I used Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Wisteria Wonder, Cucumber Crush for my ink colors. I added the Silver Glimmer Paper (#135314, p.149 AC) “happy” which I cut with the Hello You Thinlits (#137363, p.172 AC), and a Melon Mambo banner with the “BIRTHDAY” from the Crazy About You stamp set (#138856, p.106 AC) embossed with White Embossing Powder.
Those are just a few samples using this great bundle, but come back tomorrow for the second half of the cards I made with this Balloon Celebration stamp set and Balloon Bouquet Punch. Happy Stampin’!