Rainbow Glimmer Balloons for an Amazing Daughter Birthday Card

by Joanne James4. July 2020 20:00

Today I'm sharing a card that is totally fitting for the current Color My Heart Color Dare colour combo - this challenge is celebrating it's 400th challenge, although this is a new-to-me challenge and this is only the second time I've played along (the first time was #399!)

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My card is for a special celebration too - a certain member of the James household recently celebrated her 15th birthday and as anyone who has been reading my blog for a long time knows, she usually has some exacting requirements as far as her birthday card is concerned! Here is my finished card:


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

Rainbow Glimmer and Artistry Blooms - Like me, the minute Miss Rebecca saw the rainbow glimmer paper she fell in love with it - and wanted me to use the green, blue and purple hues for her card. I punched a whole bunch of balloons from this glittery paper, added an epoxy dot to highlight each one and tied each one with some silver thread tied with some retired two-tone ribbon to create my bunch. They really are so pretty and sparkly in real life! I paired them with a co-ordinating ombre paper from the Artistry Blooms pack for the perfect backdrop.Check out all that sparkle and dimension:

Everything Amazing - I'll be honest, I wasn't sure what to combine my glimmer paper with; Master James came to the rescue with his '3 word' game. He suggested we choose 3 words that describe Rebecca that we should then try to incorporate into her card. One of his words was 'amazing' - which led me to the now retired 'Everything Amazing' stamp set. This set dates back to June 2019 and is now but is one I never got to use whilst it was current, so it was good to be able to give it an airing. It's also perfect for Retro Rubber this week since anything goes! I heat embossed the main sentiment in silver then infilled the words in Night of Navy.

And For The Inside - I created a customised inside with the super-useful Family Party set and perfect for special, personalised greetings:


I'm glad to report Rebecca loved her card so another successful birthday card challenge achieved!

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 your evening and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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

Comments (6) -

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
7/4/2020 10:08:06 PM #

What a fabulous card! Hope she loved it


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
7/5/2020 7:37:05 PM #

This is an amazing card! Love the way you've paired up the ombre paper with the rainbow glimmer paper. What a fabulous way to show off that glimmer paper, as well. The tiny ties and epoxy drops are perfect finishing details. I'm sure she loved it!


Claire Grantham
Claire GranthamUnited States
7/6/2020 8:59:54 PM #

I love that your Daughter has specific birthday card requirements! I mean what is the point of a Mother that is a cardmaker if you can't make requests? I love the gimmer paper too. The whole card is just STUNNING. Good choice by your Daughter. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT


Susan Renshaw
Susan RenshawAustralia
7/10/2020 5:59:56 AM #

Gorgeous balloons. I am sure your daughter loved it!
Thank you for sharing with Color My Heart Color Dare!
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Vandra Stenton
Vandra StentonAustralia
7/12/2020 8:29:49 AM #

That is one impressive birthday card. I love the shimmery cards. Thank you for joining us at Colour My Heart Colour Dare Challenge. I hope you an join us again soon.


D Idlet
D IdletUnited States
8/21/2020 5:06:33 AM #

Nice birthday card, love the shimmer.  Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.


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