Sunday, June 25, 2017

Dimensional Birthday Balloons

Hello and welcome to my blog!  This card was made with a technique featured in Jennifer McGuire's latest video "Layered Die Cuts" where she uses the negative space of a die to stack die cuts up several layers high, then added lots of shine and dimension to them.  Here's a link to that video:  VIDEO

and here's some more views of the card from different angles....

I used Gina K Designs white card stock and her new foilable patterned paper pack "Petite Patterns" foiled in Deco Foil Teal Foil, and the Party Balloons die from Seredipity Stamps.  (Thanks so much to Serendipity Stamps for this awesome die - I won a gc to SS recently in a challenge and I bought this die with it!)

I cut several layers of the dies and colored each layer while the negative of the die was over the top panel.  I stacked them 3 high.  The green balloons and gray strings for all the balloons were colored with Zigs, and the rest of the balloons were colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  While the die cut was still over the top panel, I marked the confetti dots with a pencil.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp "It's No Secret" stamp set.  I removed the die cut and added Silver Moondust Nuvo Glitter drops for all the confetti dots.  I added Spectrum Noir sparkle pen then Glossy Accents to the balloons for added dimension.  I trimmed the top panel and adhered it to a GKD card base, then added the strips of foiled pp to each side.  I plan to send this to someone very special!

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  1. This turned out GREAT! What a fun creation! I watched Jennifer's video too and can't wait to try this technique! You did a fabulous job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Celebrations’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  2. What an awesome card design. Balloons are always perfect I think.

  3. Who wouldn't have a happy birthday when receiving this?!?! Love the colors and dimension of the balloons.

  4. LOVE, love, love all the dimension on this card. Super cute, and your colors are awesome!

  5. Wow! This is so fantastic - those balloons are so fat and juicy it looks like you could eat them! This is going on the Serendipity Stamps Customer Creations pinterest board AND on my personal CASE this someday board!

  6. Oh what pretty balloons! What a fun card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Color Throwdown!

  7. Love the balloons! What a fun card.Thanks for sharing at Dies R Us, so happy you joined us!