Saturday, 22 August 2015

40th Berry Balloons

Hi guys

I completely forgot to share this card with you earlier.  It's a card I made for my brother to give to a mutual friend.

It may look familiar as I stamped and die cut these balloons when I made this card but ended up not using them.

The balloons were stamped in Versa Color inks and die cut using their co-ordinating dies.  I positioned them on a panel of white cardstock and marked with a pencil where I wanted them to sit before I drew the strings with a black fine liner pen.  The balloons were then secured with glue dots.  I die cut the 'happy' twice, once in white and once in a berry shade and adhered these together, slightly off centre, before adhering to the panel.  The '40th' was then stamped directly on the panel before it was popped up on 3D foam strips.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Wplus9 - Whole Lotta Happy; Uniko - Classic Numbers
  • Ink: Versa Color - Cardinal, Raspberry, Boysenberry, Grape
  • Dies: Wplus9 - Whole Lotta Happy; Clearly Besotted - Happy Word Die

Challenge entries:

Papertake Weekly Challenge - To Die For
CASology - Week 160 - Number
Seize the Birthday - Anything that Flies
Stamping Sensations - August Challenge - Anything Goes with a stamp and a die
Crazy for Challenges - Challenge #297 - Include the word Happy

Thanks for popping by.  That's all for now, back to stash sorting mode :)


  1. I love this card Neets. xx Jan

  2. What a great card!! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  3. Sweet your pretty pair of balloons, they look amazing! So perfect for a 40th birthday!

  4. Anita, this card reminds me of how much I need balloon stamps and dies! And how much I need good 40th cards! I just love this, and those hand-drawn strings couldn't be more perfect. Thank you for your beautiful inspiration, and for joining us at CASology this week. Always a treat!

  5. I love how simple this is, with just the pops of colour of the balloon. It's my sister's 40th next month, so this gives me some ideas. Xx

  6. Sweet the berry colours!

  7. Love....Love the inlay sentiment! Super card! So very glad you joined us at Seize the Birthday!

  8. So fun and celebratory, Anita ... love how you offset the die cut sentiment to show just a glimmer of colour at the edges! Anita :)

  9. This is a great layout to use for any age birthday. Love the colors.

  10. Hey Anita!! I love your card. I turn 40 next year and this card would brighten my day!! Super clean and simple and you hit the mark with my favorite color!! Thank you so much for playing us this week at CASology.

  11. Great design--love how you did the word die cut!

  12. Lovely -Thanks for joining us at CASology!!!

  13. simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation with us at stamping sensations this month and good luck!

  14. This is gorgeous! Love the colors. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope to see you again soon!

  15. Pretty balloons. Love how you did the die cut happy. great card. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  16. Such a pretty card Anita, just love those bright balloons ;) Viv xx

  17. Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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