Hello cardmakers! Today’s birthday card has a colorful balloon bunny, with a spattering of matching inks on the background. I am still having fun with my Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit. It has sold out, but everything I used to make today’s card is available separately (and linked below).
The card base is Neenah Solar White 110 lb – a nice, thick cardstock that’s perfect for standing up to lots of embellishing. I used a die to give one edge a nice zig-zag pattern, and then cut a piece of light blue paper with the same die, to give the edge a finished look. I’m not quite sure why, but the wavy design just seems to fit my sort of whimsical birthday card theme. Using the stamps that came with the card kit, I stamped the balloons and the big Happy Birthday! and then masked them off, along with my rickrack trim. Then I scribbled some matching ink on an acrylic block, and using a wet paintbrush, I just sort of flicked some random splotches onto the background. I love this technique, but I think I need to work at it more, to get the right size splotches.
The bunny was stamped separately, colored with Prismacolors, fussy-cut, and stuck onto the card with Glue Dots. I added some dots from a Nuvo Crystal Drops bottle for a bit of dimension. Because of the zig-zag border, you can see the edge of the inside of the card, so I put a strip of matching patterned paper along that edge. It’s hard to see when the card is displayed, so here’s a picture with it clipped shut:
The background is truly white, but I’m having trouble capturing that with my phone’s camera. (Can you “white balance” a phone?) Not a difficult card, but how can you go wrong with a cute bunny and balloons? Hopefully, the birthday girl will think so, anyway. 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a magical day!
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