Hello Stampin’ Friends ~
I hope you are having a peaceful weekend (unless your hoping for a fun packed one!). I have had the pleasure of meeting with two of my clubs this weekend so mine was good … anytime shared with friends is a good time.
Today we are bringing it back to basics … with a focus on stamping. I am using the “Balloon Celebrations” stamp set from the Occasions Catalog. It is a two-step stamp … one in which you can use multiple stamps to layer color onto your image.
You can see that my first stamp was the bold (solid) balloon done in Melon Mambo. Then it was stamped with the speckled (partial / detailed) stamp directly over the top – I used Melon Mambo again and stamped it twice to get a darker color. My last stamp was the line image the outside of the balloon – I chose the Black Momento pad to create more of an impact.
My greeting – the balloon string was also stamped in the Momento Ink. I punched the corners for a bit more flair and then popped it up onto the “It’s My Birthday” Designer Series paper also from the Occasions Catalog.
Only one more step to finish off my card … I added “Crystal Effects” to the balloon to make it shine! Simple, basic techniques can still make a fun, colorful card.
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Thank You for taking time out of your Sunday to stop by and visit with me. I hope you enjoyed the card and feel inspired to get back to basics and create fast and fun birthday cards!
Have an awesome day ~
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