Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites – our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month’s projects feature balloons, so you are in for a celebratory treat. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
Here’s my card:
My main supplies for this adorable card are the Balloon Bouquet punch, the Special Someone photopolymer stamp set, and the coordinating Special Day die set. I could have used the balloon stamps and dies from the set, but I wanted the balloons to be much bigger. After all, the whole theme of the Hop is balloons.
This set comes with two-step stamps for this raccoon, a squirrel, and a rat. Even the rat is cute! It’s so cute, I used it on the inside of the card, shown below:
- I used Pacific Point for the base of the card. It measures 4-1/4 by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent card.
- The white background measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. I didn’t get the sandwich correct when rolling the white cardstock through the Big Shot using the subtle embossing folder. Even though the texture is very, very subtle on the background, it works with all the texture of the balloons and the layers of grass.
- While I had the white out, I trimmed a panel for the inside to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
- Next, it was time to do all my stamping. I stamped the birthday sentiment on a scrap piece of white cardstock. tamping the raccoon on Smoky Slate cardstock using the Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad.
- I also did all the inside stamping as well so I could put my ink pad away.
- Then I cropped all the pieces I’d need: the raccoon, the birthday sentiment speech bubble, the two layers of grass, and the two sets of balloon strings, and a little bow for the strings.
- Finally, I punched the balloons from some scraps of the 6 x 6 inch Brights DSP. At this point, I also trimmed a piece of the DSP to 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches to use for the envelope flap.
- First, I layered my grass on the bottom of the card. I adhered the first layer directly on the white background and then used dimensionals to pop up the front layer.
- Then, I popped the raccoon up on dimensionals and placed him between the layers of the grass.
- Next, I played around with the balloon arrangement and placement. The set of balloon strings from the die set only has three strings, but I had five balloons. Therefore, I trimmed the bottom of one set of the strings and carefully adhered it to the other string set. Ta-da! I now had five strings. The strings are adhered to the white cardstock using multipurpose liquid glue. I also used a tiny dot of the liquid glue to adhere the bow to the strings.
- The balloons needed strings on them as well. I used the bullet end of my black Stamping Write Marker to just draw little lines where the strings belonged.
- Since I wanted all five balloons to have dimension, I used really large glue dots under the large balloons.
- Next, I used dimensionals for the small balloons to pop them up. However, I needed to just place them up the middle of the balloons so the little bit of height of the large balloons wouldn’t be an issue.
- I really wanted the sentiment speech bubble to stand out on the card. Therefore, I used the brush end of the Pacific Point marker to outline the bubble before adhering it with dimensionals.
- The more I looked at what I thought was my finished card, the more I knew I needed something else. I went back to the stamp set, and grabbed the two tiny butterfly stamps. After stamping three on the front, and three on the inside, I colored them using the bullet end of the Stamping Write markers.
- The only thing left to do was adhere and trim the DSP on the envelope flap.
- With that, I’d finished this card/envelope set.
Back to the InKing Royalty Blog Hop
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
- Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
- Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
- Genevieve Ko at Stampin4Fun
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
Thank you so much for stopping by today.
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