I absolutely love creating a birthday celebration on a card. All the balloons, fun colors, wrapped gifts, confetti and happy sentiments. The Yay Gifts 6×8 stamp set and coordinating dies is a BIG set with lots of great celebration images and sentiment designs. I could create so many cards and tags with this set, but for now I have two cards to share with you today.
I colored all of my images using a rainbow assortment of Zig Clean Color Brushes: Red-02, Light Carmine-021, Carmine Red-022, Dark Pink-027, Orange-070, Yellow-050, Green-040, Cobalt Blue-031, Cornflower Blue-037, Violet-080, Purple-082, Deep Violet-084.
I have two main tips with Zigs Clean Color Brush Markers: (1) Bristol Smooth Cardstock Paper works wonders with watercolor markers. (2) To keep my watercolors contained within the stamped image, I always stamp my images with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink, add Clear Embossing powder and heat emboss your images.
Pretty Packages Slimline
When I first saw the stacked package image, I thought (1) This is going to be awesome to color (which it was) and (2) It’s absolutely perfect for a slimline card (which it was). The image is so bold and big it makes for quick and easy cardmaking…which for birthday cards…well…who hasn’t been in the situation when you forget a special event that needs a quick card to add to a birthday party package. Happens to me ALL the time.
After coloring my image, I created two slimline scalloped layer die cuts in black and white card stock and then cut a piece of hot pink card stock to 3.75 x 8.75. After embossing Celebrate to the bottom of the scallop black card panel in White Embossing Powder, I stacked all the slimline layers to a slimline card base.
Bunch of Balloons
To create my bunch of balloons, I first watercolored my images in bright and cheerful rainbow colors. Then I die cut the image and attached matching colorful twine to each balloon color using glue dots and some tape. The I stamped and die cut the YAY! sentiment.
To place everything on the card, I first adhered the balloons with strings to the top of the card base. Then I created a small channel using foam dots for the string to sit and the covered the strings with the YAY! Sentiment. At first I was going to cut the colorful balloon strings to the length of the card panel but then I thought what a fun surprise it would be to open the card with the extra long balloon strings. Something a little unexpected.
So there we are friends! Two bright and cheerful celebration cards using the new Yay Gifts! Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies. I hope you enjoyed my project and inspires you to stretch your stamps in fun new ways.
Big Paper Hugs!
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