Happy Birthday Balloons

by Joanne James5. May 2015 12:45

Happy Tuesday everyone - or at least it is for me, as today is the day that Stampin' Up! demonstrators can place their pre-orders for goodies from the new annual catalogue. The catalogue doesn't launch until 2nd June, but if you can't wait until then do give me a call for a no-obligation chat about what's involved in becoming a demonstrator. All new demonstrators are allowed to include pre-order items in their starter kits, so if the new in-colours are your thing or you would like to get your hands on some new cool tools before everyone else, then pick up the phone to me today!

Onto today's card - a bright, clean and simple one today using the colours over at As You See It this week:


I am a big fan of Brights - they are my 'go to' colour family - so I couldn't resist playing along with a fun clean and simple birthday card:

I used a base of Tempting Turquoise with an offset mat of Real Red and  focal panel of Whisper White, stamped with a trio of balloons from the Celebrate Today' stamp set, one in each of the challenge colours. I overlapped each of them and the edge of the cardstock slightly - so easy to do with photopolymer stamps - and for the main turquoise balloon, I used the balloon with the negative 'happy' sentiment and then added the 'birthday' separately in Real Red. To finish, I added some strings, hand-drawn with my Stampin' Write markers, and a red polka dot bow to the main balloon, cut out with the co-ordinating Balloon framelits and popped up on a dimensional. 

Such a super clean and simple card in colours that would work for boys or girls, young or old - who doesn't love balloons, right? Apparently anyone who suffers from globophobia (a fear of balloons - it's a thing!) If you like me love them, you might want to consider joining my next Stamp-A-Stack card class on Friday 9th May, as most of our cards will be featuring balloons of all shapes and sizes. 12 clean and simple, post-friendly cards in 3 hours; the class costs £15 or is free with a £45 order on the day. I still have a couple of spaces left - if you are interested, please get in touch to book your place. As always, you can find my current class schedule with details of all my upcoming classes here.

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


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Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
5/5/2015 7:16:08 PM #

More happy balloons! Love this clean and simple design, Joanne! Thanks for playing at As You See It Challenges this week!


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