Hello, and welcome to our May Color Fuser’s blog hop! This month’s color combo is so pretty: Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy, and Grapefruit Grove!
It just so happens that today is my birthday, so I decided to go with a fun, balloon themed birthday card for this month’s hop! I used Night of Navy ink and an Aqua Painter to make a watercolor wash on the top layer, and then used the Aqua Painter to add some ink spatters as well. Next, I cut two balloons (one Grapefruit Grove and the other Pear Pizzazz) using the Balloon Bouquet Punch, and used the Well Said Bundle to create the Happy Birthday sentiment. The “HAPPY” is stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink and the “birthday” is cut with the coordinating cutting dies. I finished the card with some baker’s twine and Gingham Gala Sequins, stamped a simple sentiment on the inside, and my card was complete!
If you look closely at the picture below, you’ll notice that the dot on the I in “birthday” is a rhinestone. The birthday die cuts a very small dot for the I, however, it is SO tiny, I couldn’t find it anywhere! So I took out my rhinestones and Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends, and colored one of the small rhinestones to dot my I with instead. I love the little bit of extra detail the colored rhinestone adds to this card!
Speaking of added detail, I used the Subtle Embossing Folder to give some texture to the balloons; the Stitched Rectangle Framelits on the top layer to add some detail around the edge; and Stampin’ Dimensionals on the balloons to make them pop off the card a bit. It’s easy to add fun, extra details when you have such great products to work with!
Measurements for this card are as follows:
Thick Whisper White cardstock base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)
Night of Navy cardstock middle layer: 3-1/2 x 4-7/8 inches
Whisper White cardstock top layer: 3-3/8 x 4-3/4 inches
Night of Navy die cut sentiment piece: 1-1/4 x 3-1/4 inches
Grapefruit Grove balloon: 1-1/2 x 1-5/16 inches
Pear Pizzazz balloon: 1 x 1-3/8 inches
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you will continue to the next stop on our hop: Barb Mullikin’s page! I’m sure she’s got something gorgeous to share! 🙂
Here is the full hop line up for May:
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