A Parade of Balloon Celebration Cards

Balloon Celebration card

Hello,

This time I thought I would mix & match new and old Stampin’ Up! together.

I used the 5 new in colours (2017-2019) and I used the Balloon Celebration stamp set which is still current. The new in colours are perfect for birthday cards and I hope my parade of them inspires you to make a bunch as well.

On purpose I made each card differently; different backgrounds, types of balloons and attached ribbon differently. Some things remain identical as in where sentiment, balloons and rhinestones are placed.

I love the way the cards look alike but aren’t quite the same. It’s great to have a bunch like this stashed away for any sudden birthdays!

Balloon Celebration cards

Here are the individual cards nicely spread out so you can have a closer look.

Supplies:
Stamp set: Balloon Celebrations (Stampin’ Up!)
Ink: 2017-2019 in colours: Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powdered Pink, Berry Burst & Tranquil Tide (Stampin’ Up!)
Cardstock: Whisper White &ย 2017-2019 in colours: Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powdered Pink, Berry Burst & Tranquil Tide (Stampin’ Up!)
Other items: Balloon punch, Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Bakers’ twine

Cards are from 26th June 2017.

3rd & 4th card – Don’t worry will stop counting soon!

My second card was for my nephew’s first b-day. Unfortunately I didn’t remember to take a picture. Which is both sad and good. I remember it looking too “homemady” and spending forever on making it. Three evenings! – Yes, I have lots of patience. Unless you ask my husband to be. He would say the opposite..

So instead I have pictures of my third and fourth card ever made – not many crafters can or will show their initial work but as I am a late bloomer I will! It’s never too late to start a hobby.

Top picture was for my cousin’s 40th birthday and the bottom one was for my grandmother’s (88th) birthday. She’s danish and doesn’t read English very well so the sentiment is in danish. She does love Mrs. Brown’s boys and by watching the show she knows some English which is truly good and bad! I wouldn’t recommend Mrs Brown for teaching anyone English ๐Ÿ™‚

The top card is a good example of me getting better over time. I was well impress at the time I made it, but I keep surprising myself with the progress I make. To be honest that card is horrible. Look at the wide uneven borders and I am not quite sure about the colour combination either. All I can say is that it doesn’t really work that well. At least this makes it easier to show progress and that things aren’t easy at the beginning – not that easy now either but by time you become more and more aware of what details to look out for.

Also this is when I slowly started on using Stampin’ up! products. I have to admit Stampin’ up! is a great brand. I love it!

Cards are from 13th & 14th of June 2016

My first card!

I made my first card for my brother’s birthday. Little did I know about colours and techniques – I still know nothing. Just like Jon Snow from Game of Thrones, but I like to pretend that I get better and better and of course I do. It all takes lots of practise and that is something I would like to show; it’s not only about talent. It’s about challenging yourself and keep trying! Any way my big brother was very proud ๐Ÿ™‚
Card was made on 11th April 2016