Hi Everybody! I love making birthday cards, you know why? Because that means a celebration! I love celebrations! This card could be given to anyone, but I was thinking of perhaps a 10 year old when I made it.
Aren’t the bright colors happy? I love the balloons in this set and the decorations that you can put on them. Oh, and there is a coordinating set of framelits that makes it so easy to cut them out and pop them up on your projects. When I find a stamp set that I really like and it has framelits I always purchase them together, after all Stampin’ Up! discounts the Bundle by 15% so why purchase them separately? The bottom layer of the card is Pacific Point, a color I find I don’t use very often. I think I just personally am not attracted to blue hues. I like this color but my thoughts usually go to rose hues. Yesterday’s card also had colors that I don’t usually use. Thanks for being patient with me in explaining that.
I also used our Hearts & Stars Decorative mask to sponge on the stars in the background in Crushed Curry. Then I stamped the solid balloon in the same color and then stamped the polka dots in Pacific Point on the Crushed Curry. This turned the Pacific Point dots slightly greenish. The second balloon on top was stamped in Pacific point and then I sponged the banner stamp with several different colors (Pacific Point, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie). I added tails to the balloons in Crushed Curry and Pacific Point. You can’t see it very well, but there is a small piece of Baker’s Twine in Crushed Curry attached. The “Happy” is stamped in Pacific Point on Wild Wasabi.
Inside I stamped birthday twice, once in Crushed Curry and another in Pacific Point. I like to repeat each color at least three times if possible on a project. That brings balance to the card or layout.
I hope today’s card inspired you to go and create something sweet for somebody!