Thursday 2 June 2016

Balloon Celebrations Step It Up Tutorial

Hi Crafters!

Tonight I have a little tutorial for you, based on the Balloon Celebrations stamp set & matching Balloon Bouquet punch. I have a party coming up on Saturday night for the lovely Jessica who has requested to use this set as she thinks it will be good for beginners & experts alike (& she's right!), so here's what I've prepared.

All three cards are on a Thick Whisper White base, which I find best if you're not layering it up with DSP or more cardstock. I have also used Tip Top Taupe on all three for the sentiments & Mint Macaron for the strings & bows.

The first card, bottom, only uses three colours, with Blushing Bride being used for the balloon bases & then I have used the Tip Top Taupe for the dots. I have stamped directly onto the card for everything on this card.

The second card, middle, adds Watermelon Wonder in place of the Tip Top Taupe dots & I have stamped So Saffron onto a scrap piece with the outline & dots & then cut them all out with the Balloon Bouquet punch. They are propped up with Dimensionals. I have also stamped the stars directly onto the card with So Saffron, alternating the triangle shape to point up then down, so I get a straight line of stars.

TIP - When using the Balloon Bouquet Punch, first cut out a template with a scrap of cardstock. Looking at the punch upside down (so you can see the mechanisms) match up the template so you're looking at it the right way up. Mark it so you know which way is up & then you can keep it for future use. Line up your balloon base stamps inside the template, using both the large & small balloon stamp. Bring your clear block down over the top to pick up both stamps at once & then when you have finished stamping, your punch should line up perfectly every time. You can repeat this for the balloon outlines & balloon dots.

For the last card, I have added some Blushing Bride sequins. I have stuffed up the sentiment on this one - a reminder to always use your piercing mat or a piece of foam, like what comes in your clear block caddy to stamp on with photopolymer stamps!!

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  1. Loving the balloon theme Jessie, so celebratory and fun :) Indicates fun in any language!

  2. Your balloons are gorgeous. I love the way some of them are popped up for extra dimension.

  3. This stamp set hasn't been in my wish list. But now I think it is. I'm sold.

  4. Cute balloons. Such bright and happy cards, love them :)

  5. Great set of cards Jessie. Perfect theme for the occasion love the colour combination. :)

  6. Hey Jessie!! Super cute cards. I love those balloons. Nicely done. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

  7. 3 beautiful cards Jessie!
    Thanks for joining us for this special CASology challenge!