Sunday 18 December 2016

50th Theatrical Balloons

Hi there

Earlier today I shared a shaker card I made for my friend's 40th using stencilled balloons, here.  Here's another version, this time a masculine card I made for a 50th birthday order, for a guy who loves his amateur dramatics.  This was made for my neighbour to give to her son.

As before, I stencilled the overlapping balloons with Distress Inks onto a white cardstock panel which I'd already printed with a theatre masks image.  I then die cut the sentiment and backed it with black cardstock before adhering the little bits from inside the letters back into position.  I die cut the numbers from a scrap of silver cardstock and heat embossed the 'son' sentiment in silver.  The panel was then adhered to the card base on 3D foam.  This was also a large card, made A5 size.

Materials used:

  • Stencil: MFT - Big Balloons
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Broken China, Crushed Olive, Blueprint Sketch, Spiced Marmalade; VersaMark
  • Dies: MFT Die-namics - Happy Birthday to You; Papertrey Ink - Modern Numbers
  • Stamp: Clearly Besotted - My Hero
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Metallic Silver

Challenge entries:

CAS(E) this Sketch - Challenge #202
Crafty Creations - Challenge #330 - Masculine

Thanks for popping by.  I hope to share more Christmas card makes shortly.


  1. Love your stenciling work - great card with fun colors!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  2. Anita - I love your use of these balloons. The colors are wonderful! I'm happy to see bright, cheery color on a card for a man - it's been my mission to convince people that "masculine card" doesn't mean "brown card". :) Love this! Thanks for playing long with this CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

  3. Wonderful take on the sketch! I love the overlapping balloons and the colors you chose, too!

  4. That must have been quite a job to put the little bits back inside those letters. Bravo! Such a fantastic birthday card. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

  5. Oh, this is so fun! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  6. What a fabulous and festive birthday all those wonderful balloons!

  7. What a very, very cool card, Neets! Wow! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

  8. Those balloons are amazing and the colors are fab!

  9. Fabulous card, love those balloons and the black mask.


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