Saturday, January 1, 2022

Balloons & Cupcake

Birthdays call for balloons and cupcakes at any age. Using a crimper on the front panel before adhering it to the card base really set this card apart. What do you think? 

   Wagon Full of Fun
   Crazy for Cupcakes
   Perfectly Penned
   Watercolor Wash

   Soft Sky A-2
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 (2), Scraps

   Soft Sky
   Archival Basic Black
   Daffodil Delight

   Various - Personal Choice

   Fussy Cutting

   Paper Snips

First, I stamped my Basic White panel using the Watercolor Wash background stamp. I applied Soft Sky ink. If you do not own this background stamp, create your own watercolor wash using a brush and watercolor ink. 

I then stamped some balloons and colored them using various markers. I did not take the time to mask off any balloons. So, I used a dark color for the balloon that overlapped one of the others.

Next, I stamped the sentiment across the top of the panel.

I ran the panel through the crimper both vertically and horizontally. 

I then stamped, colored, and fussy cut a cupcake. I attached the cupcake to the lower part of the card front using dimensionals.

Lastly, I adhered the panel to the card front and added the other Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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  1. Nice card! Of course balloons and cupcakes are required for a festive occasion!

    1. Yup, and cake always makes everything great. Cupcakes are the in thing now. I've even seen wedding cakes created from stacks of cupcakes. I guess it cuts down on the servers. LOL! Thank you for stopping by and sharing. Happy New Year!

  2. Wonderful birthday card with the balloons and cupcake. I love the addition of the crimper for the panel too.

    1. It seems that I have to dust off the crimper every time I decide to use it. Thank goodness it doesn't need to be oiled or something. LOL! Even though there are embossing folders that will have the same effect now, there is nothing like using the good old crimper. Thanks for sharing.