Balloon Adventures Shaker Birthday Card

by Joanne James11. May 2017 13:27

Apologies for my couple of blog-free days: I have had a combination of classes, preparation for a big team event at the weekend and new catalogue preparations that have simply left no time to share with you! Back to it today though with a card for this week's challenges over at As You See It and TGIF Challenge:


I took the AYSI sketch quite literally today and for my 'three of something' went with balloons and the retiring Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Die to create a shaker, rather than a pop-up card, on this occasion using the bright colours of the TGIF palette this week:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Balloon Adventures - Today's card is all about balloons of the party kind. The Balloon Pop-up thinlits make a great pop-up for the inside of a card, yet also work as a flat panel which, when backed with a piece of window sheet, can be transformed into a fun party shaker card. I stamped the balloons with the co-ordinating Balloon Adventures stamp set in each of the challenge colours then overlaid the corresponding diecuts. I also brushed the stamped area with my clear Wink of Stella for extra sparkle. The Balloon Adventures bundle has been very popular and I'm sad it's retiring; if you haven't got yours yet, get in quick before it's gone for good!

Shake, Shake, Shake - I filled my shaker with a combination of Emerald Envy mica flakes leftover from my Christmas projects (still available on the clearance rack), some gold sequins and a few retired in-colour sequins in Strawberry Slush for a hint of pink. 

Spots and Stripes - I decided to use some in-colour Emerald Envy designer series paper for my background striped panel, to tie in with the spots and stripes theme of my balloons. I find it easier to major in on two colours to maintain a co-ordinated look with such bold colours, as I've done here with the pink and green, with the Crushed Curry sparingly on a single balloon and to decorate my envelope and the inside of my card for a pop of sunny yellow.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy the rest of your day and I'll be 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.

Comments (5) -

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
5/11/2017 7:22:18 PM #

Oh Joanne - this is so wonderful! Being 'sketch literal' but incorporating a shaker is a great idea and you've executed it perfectly, Thanks so much for joining us again at As You See It.


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
5/14/2017 2:46:53 PM #

Thanks Jan - your challenge is a favourite of mine!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
5/17/2017 7:19:23 PM #

That's good the hear. We always enjoy your entries too.


Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
5/14/2017 2:37:54 PM #

Joanne, this sketch was totally made for the balloon pop-up dies and to make it a shaker card just added to the party appeal, especially with the vibrant colours you've used! So glad you've joined us during your very busy week at As You  See It Challenges!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
5/14/2017 2:48:53 PM #

Thanks Heather! It did feel like cheating a little to take the sketch so literally, but who can resist a shaker card?! I needed a little light relief this week so this seemed the perfect way to go!


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