I have always wanted to make one of these cards and finally got to spend some time to put this together.
I used Balloon Celebrations for the card and the beautiful Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper. The card base is Island Indigo and I used a single layer for the base and added the balloons for a festive card.
Stamps: Balloon Celebrations
Paper: Island Indigo, Blooms and Bliss Designers Series Paper, Whisper White
Ink: Island Indigo, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate
Accessories: Balloon Bouquet punch, Two Way Glue Pen (retired), Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals
Well, the Occasions Catalogue has come and gone and I am only just opening this Balloon Celebrations stamp set. Thank goodness it carried over to the current Annual Catalogue!
It is an excellent stamp set to feature the new In Colors which are so beautiful and I am very pleased that we’ll have them for the next two years. I don’t think I have a favourite as they all so striking – Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Envy and Sweet Sugarplum.
The card base is Dapper Denim cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″. It card stock appears darker in the photo and IRL is not such a deep blue but rather like a denim color. The first layer is Sweet Sugarplum cut 4″ x 5 1/4″ and the focal layer of Whisper White is 3 3/4″ x 5″.
There is a co-ordinating balloon punch and after stamping the Dapper Denim and Sweet Sugarplum balloons I punched them out with the larger balloon. The others are stamped right onto the cardstock. The strings for the balloon are stamped with Smoky Slate and the sentiment is from the SAB Party Pants stamp set. You can also find this sentiment in Sunburst Sayings and Circle of Spring. Funny how a particular font catches one’s eye with all the options for the same sentiment.
Stamp Sets: Balloon Celebrations, Party Pants
Card Stock: Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White