CAS Balloon Trio Birthday Card

by Joanne James5. June 2024 08:00

Today I'm sharing a clean and simple card that I made for the following challenges:


The sketch over at AAACards was perfect for a trio of balloons, the code word at Addicted to CAS this week and I had to use the trio of colours over at Color Dare since they are celebrating their 12 year anniversary - what an achievement! Here's the clean and simple card I made for the occasion:


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

I used an acetate sheet to create a stencil using my retired Balloon Bouquet Punch, then using my blending brushes added three balloons in the challenge colours, overlapping them to form a cluster. I used a retired stamp set to add some balloon strings in Encore silver ink, then finished my card with 'celebrate' sentiment cut from silver foil using my Wanted To Say Dies, and layered on vellum:


I originally made a version of this card where I added some stencilled confetti in silver, but thought it looked too 'busy', so I made a second one that is very clean - I much prefer it! This is a great standby birthday card design that could be made in any colour combo and would suit pretty much any participant - I might have to make a few more!

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 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 (9) -

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
6/5/2024 3:14:12 PM #

Simply gorgeous, Joanne!  I love the idea of using a punch to make a mask to stencil with.


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
6/5/2024 4:47:33 PM #

Those balloons look so real, and I just adore the silver accents!  Awesome CAS card!


Debi Gardner
Debi GardnerUnited States
6/6/2024 10:56:35 PM #

What a perfectly simple card! Thank you for celebrating with us @ Color Dare.


6/7/2024 2:32:18 PM #

This is so pretty! Thank you for sharing with us at Color Dare.


Michelle Loncar
Michelle LoncarUnited States
6/7/2024 4:51:10 PM #

I LOVE the simplicity of your card design! The balloons look so pretty in our colors. Thank you for sharing at Color Dare.


6/8/2024 3:00:18 AM #

How clever are you, creating your own stencil? Great idea. Your ink blending is gorgeous, leaving some white space where the light hits the balloons. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS.

sue n.


Karen Rogers
Karen RogersNew Zealand
6/8/2024 2:04:37 PM #

OMG what fabulous blended balloons they work so well with the sketch at AAA Cards and take a bow for making your own stencil. Great CAS card thanks for joining in with us this week.

KarenR (DT AAA Cards)


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
6/10/2024 9:38:28 PM #

This is just so cleverly done - what a great idea! And then, it's just the perfect CAS card to boot. Fantastic!


Kim S
Kim SUnited States
6/16/2024 9:58:16 PM #

Such a simple and fresh card - but perfect for a celebration!


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