Wednesday, May 1, 2019

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: To My Bestie

Happy May Day and welcome to the May stamp of the month blog hop, To My Bestie!  This hop also launches the new Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book, so you are going to get so many great ideas!  (If you're already hopping then you've probably arrived from Krista's blog.  From here, you'll visit Valerie next.)  I decided to pair this set with the new True Love collection to make an 18th birthday zigzag-fold card for our younger daughter.
I used my CTMH/Cricut Flower Market collection to cut the 18 from silver glitter paper and the exclamation mark from a piece of True Love Sapphire paper.
I stamped the balloon image on the center panel, then on scrap White Daisy card stock to fussy cut for the balloons to rise above the card edge, and then again on the patterned paper to create the sets of balloons.  I colored one of the balloons with my watercolor pencils and then used my clear shimmer brush to add some sparkle.  I had only planned to make two sets, but the far right ones were too far to the right.  Live and learn! LOL
After I assembled everything, I did not like the stark white of the back of the balloons so I colored them with markers and watercolor pencils.
I stamped the balloons in Charcoal and the sentiments in Ballerina and Sapphire.  My baby loves blue!
The card base is a piece of Mint card stock.

I added a few silver glitter gems for embellishments.  The birthday girl was pretty pleased with her special card.

Thanks for letting me share!  Please leave a comment before hopping on over to Valerie's blog!
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  1. Amazing! I love all of the details you added to this fantastic card!

  2. Such a fun fold - great job!!! I really love how you showcased the stamps!

  3. What a LOVELY card!! Those balloons showcased so well & your daughter will enjoy this card even more, because she knows the time you invested in creating it for her ;) Love how you bunched the balloons together & took the time to color the backs of them too! :)

  4. What a fun card! Love the folds and the balloons popping up.


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