Here's My Card:
I made this masculine birthday card for my dear brother-in-law Ken's February birthday. Ken's kind of a burly guy but he's not reluctant to say he likes bling and he certainly is a fan of Stampin Up!, so I thought a combo of Bear Hugs and Balloon Adventure would fit the bill for his special day.
This is a Shadow Box card. I've haven't made a Shadow Box card for some time now, but when I saw a recent Dawn Griffiths post on Youtube using Balloon Adventures and this card style, I knew I wanted to CASe it.
What a fun card to make! I fell in love with this card style all over again. For sizing and details on how to make a Shadow Box card just click on Dawn's name above for a direct link to the video.
Stamp Sets: Bear Hugs, Balloon Adventures, Bella and Friends
Card Stock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
DSP: Gold Glimmer Paper, Type Style Designer Paper (R)
Ink: Tuxedo Momento Black, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Balloon Pop-Up Thinlet Dies, Bunch of Banners Thinlets, Big Shot, Trimmer, Dimensionals, Tom Bow Glue,Glue Dots.
|Balloon Pop Up Thinlet Dies|
|Balloon Adventures part of the Party Animal Suite in the new Occasions 2017 Catalogue.|
|The sentiment is from Balloon Adventures, the little bear is from Bear Hugs and the small balloon image is from Bella and Friends. The Very Vanilla panel is 5" x 3 1/2" and is layered on Basic Black.|
|Here's a side view of the sentiment and balloons. The "Party On" sentiment is from the Balloon Adventures stamp set. I stamped it in Momento Tuxedo Black ink on a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock and then cut it out with the Bunch of Banners Thinlet Dies. The edges were sponged with Soft Suede ink and I used a thumping technique to apply for ink to the banner to give it a mottled appearance. I used the negative image dots from the die cut balloons as additional trim and applied them with glue dots.|
|The Gold Glimmer Paper balloons were perfect for this card. They add such sparkle to the soft Suede paper. The large balloon die from Balloon Pop-Up Thinlets fits perfectly on this panel of the card so no extra trimming is required. I used the "Let's Celebrate" stamp from the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set.|
Happy Stamping!Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot