Monday, September 2, 2019

Birthday Party Balloons

Happy Labor Day to those who are enjoying the holiday.  With more birthdays coming up, I have a birthday card to share today.


A panel measuring 5.5" x 3.5" was trimmed from Bristol paper.  Using a DIY die cut balloon stencil that was in my stash, ink blended Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Salty Ocean distress inks with blending brushes to create the background.  Spritz it with a Sparkle spray and splattered with white gouache paints to give it a confetti/party feel.


The sentiment was white heat embossed on a black strip.  YAY letters were die cut from scraps of Bristol paper and adhered to a scrap of vellum cut to a 2" square.  Attached the panel directly to a black/white split card base and popped up the vellum sentiment square with pieces of foam tape behind the letters to finish.


That's it for today!  Thank you for dropping by.





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16 comments:

Jacquie Southas said...

Fabulous, bright & happy birthday card! Thanks for helping us celebrate 400 at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I love this card! Just stunning ☺

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Such brilliant design, you are always so creative, Trina!!! Great use of your balloon stencil and of the vellum scrap to make the YAY pop!! Love the white drops of gouache to add a more festive feel to the balloons, very well done!

Darnell said...

Trina, my goodness, this is a Study in Blue and a card that needs to grace the cover of a stamping magazine! The ombre hues, sediment panel, black borders, and schplatters make this such a brilliant take on the sketch! It's a winner in my book!! Hugs, Darnell

Susan said...

Love the shades of blue!! A really fun birthday card!

Bonnie said...

Love the depth of these balloons, Trina! Beautiful shades of blue! Love the big Yay that makes this so festive!

Jen Brum said...

What a beautiful card! I just love those balloons! They look fantastic! Love the big sentiment as well! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches to celebrate our 400th Sketch!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Trina, love all the shades of blue with your balloons. thanks for the reminder about creating our own stencils :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Beautiful balloon card, Trina! I love the shades of blues. Using vellum for the backdrop of the sentiments is a wonderful idea. It makes the sentiments stand out.
Hideko xx

Michelle W said...

Such a beautiful balloon card Trina! I love the confetti look you achieved with the splattering. Thanks for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous blending and love the vibrancy and tones of blues on your stunning card x.

Brenda in IN said...

I love all the blues and sparkly balloons. A fun, happy birthday card.

Jane said...

Now that's an awesome way to incorporate a stencil into a design! Love the bright blues too. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

Pip Lewer said...

You totally nailed those balloons! Love the blues and your ink blending. Thanks for joining us at AAA Birthday this month.

mugdha gujarathi said...

Such a gorgeous card Trina.Love the blue balloons.Thank you for playing along with us at AAA Birthday Challenge.

Hugs,
Mugdha

Nancy said...

This is one amazing card Trina! So gald I popped over to your blog to see what you have been up too!