Starry Balloons

StampNation 4th Birthday Bash
Howdy fellow crafters!  It’s day number 3 of our 4th Birthday celebration over at StampNation!
Today’s challenge is all about creating a birthday card for a child!  Yup, this tends to be the easiest kind of birthday card to create for most people.  You have think… fun colours, catchy design and a coolness factor! LOL!

So for my card today, I’m featuring the stamps and dies of Simon Says Stamp! one of our three amazing sponsors this week!  On my card front I have used the super cute large balloon from the “Birthday Balloons” stamp set from SSS:
StampNation 4th Birthday Bash - Starry Balloon Birthday by Allison Cope
I also created my own back ground starry paper using some of the stars from the same stamp set and also the fun stars from the Whimsy Stamps seen to the right. This is such a cute stamp set!

To create the cool starry balloons on my focal panel, I first inked up the entire balloon stamp using a light shade of the ink colour.  Then I took the same balloon stamp and inked it up with a slightly darker ink colour. I dabbed a little bit of the ink off of one side of the balloon and then pressed the little stars into the inky side of the balloon stamp itself, removing the ink off the star stamp in between each press to the balloon… then I stamped the darker inked balloon right over top of the original balloon image.
StampNation 4th Birthday Bash - Starry Balloon Birthday by Allison Cope
Not only did it add the star image onto the balloon but shaded them to look more 3D in nature!

For this card, I also decorated the inside too!  The sentiments are both from the Simon Says Stamp! "Birthday Balloons" set.
StampNation 4th Birthday Bash - Starry Balloon Birthday (inside) by Allison Cope

I sure hope you have joined us over at StampNation!  If you haven’t, click the image below to find out more about it!  We’d love to see you there!
Thanks for stopping by!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored bySimon Says Stamp!, Whimsy Stamps

stamps: Simon Says Stamp! (Birthday Balloons), Whimsy Stamps (Birthday Balloon)
cardstock:  X-Press It Cardstock, Bazzill, Recollections Black Cardstock
die cut shapes: Simon Says Stamp! (Lawn Fawn – Stitched Rectangles), Whimsy Stamps (“birthday”)
ink:  Versafine (Onyx Black), Memento (Cantaloupe, Lady Bug, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, Summer Sky, Bahama Blue, Tangelo)

washi tape:  My Mind’s Eye.


Kristie Goulet said...

Awesome card, Ally! Love your stamped background and those balloons!

Janet Zeppa said...

Adorable card! Love how you decorated the inside too!