Today's card is a simple, hand stamped birthday card using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set from Stampin' Up's NEW 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue. This new stamp set coordinates with the Balloon Bouquet Punch which I also used to create this card.
How To Make This Hand Stamped Birthday Card:
First, I started this card with a base of Thick Whisper White cardstock– one of my favorites to use because it is such a sturdy cardbase.
Then, I add a few strips of the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper– in Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist. These papers decided the color theme for this card- love these two colors together!
Next, with the Stitched Shape Framelits, I cut the larger square out of Berry Burst cardstock and then cut a mat square out of Whisper White cardstock using the next size in the Layering Squares Framelits. Both were adhered to the cardfront with SNAIL Adhesive.
Making the card focal point
The next step was to make the balloons. The balloon stamps from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set were stamped using Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst ink and then punched out using the Balloon Bouquet Punch. The balloon punchouts were turned over and some SNAIL Adhesive was added to the backs of each balloon, then a string of Silver Metallic Thread was added to hang down like a balloon string. The two Lemon Lime Twist balloons were adhered using more SNAIL Adhesive and the 'Hooray' balloon was added using Stampin' Dimensionals to give it more focus than the other balloons.
Then, the balloon strings were gathered together and the Lemon Lime Twist In Color Bitty Bow was added over top to tie them together.
Finally, the greeting from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set was stamped with Berry Burst ink on the cardfront.
Stampin' Up Stamps:
Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set
Stampin' Up Paper:
Thick Whisper White cardstock, Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper, Whisper White cardstock, Berry Burst cardstock
Stampin' Up Ink:
Berry Burst Stampin Pad, Lemon Lime Twist Stampin Pad
Other Stampin' Up Supplies and Tools:
Layering Squares Framelits, Stitched Shape Framelits, Balloon Bouqet Punch, 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows, Silver Metallic Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive
I hope today's card gives you some inspiration to get stamping and create some hand stamped birthday cards!
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