Thursday, June 30, 2016

STAMPlorations 3rd birthday blog hop - day 2


I'm joining the party a day late, but it's a good one! STAMPlorations is celebrating Birthday #3 and hip hip hooray, there's a new product line coming to the store. DIES!!! We'll be showcasing them on days 5-7 so just keep watching ;)

In celebration of Birthday #3 as well as the arrival of owner Shery R.'s adorable little Kat last fall, this is the stamp set released for the party.

Kathryn's Big Wishes
I couldn't resist using delightful little Kat with her closed eyes to make a dreamy birthday card. Meet wafting Kathryn!


Thought the sentiment lent itself well to becoming a balloon string! Love the oversize balloon in this set so I heat embossed it white and watercolored it with Gansai Tambi. I chose a bold, primary color scheme (reminiscent of those large punching balloons that Kmart and the like had when I was a kid - anyone remember those?) and went pretty heavy on the pigment which leaves some shine when dry.


So now it's your turn. There's a linky party with prizes over on the blog, as well as a whole lotta inspiration from the DT. There will be random prizes for comments along the way too. Help us celebrate won't you?


42 comments:

  1. That rainbow balloon is all sorts of awesomeness!

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  2. Truly a delightful card! I love that totally awesome colorful balloon!!

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  3. Such a striking card. The oversize balloon is fabulous and love how you've stamped slightly off the card and how you've used the sentiment for/with the string x

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  4. WOW, that balloon is amazing - love the bold colors:)

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  5. That balloon...swoon. Looks amazing with all this clean white space.

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  6. The many colours in the balloon add lots of interest, great idea, lovely card!

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  7. I do remember those balloons - they always had them at fairs when I was little. Love this. Love the white space and the bright colour of the balloon. The little girl is very sweet! Xx

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  8. Oh yes, I remember those balls!! Your card is darling and I love the sentiment as the balloon string.

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  9. Very cool. That is one awesome balloon. TFS

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  10. What a great effect you got on colouring the balloon. Great job.

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  11. So clever and creative Maria. I love the Kathryn only has a colored hair ribbon and her BIG Balloon is so Beautifully watercolored. Clever stamping of the sentiment too. Really awesome card Maria. TFS and Happy Birthday.

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  12. That's a different take! Pretty one! :)

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  13. Love the rich colors on the balloon! Awesome card! Love this delightful stamp set!

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  14. Love the non colored cute image with colorful balloon, such a pretty and eye catching creation!

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  15. Such a cute card...Balloon looks awesome..

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  16. A beautiful colorful balloon - nice job! TFS

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  17. Such fun project!!! Really cute!!!

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  18. Your card is so cute! That balloon is awesome!

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  19. I LOVE the 'off the page' look and the rainbow balloon!

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  20. Wow - love how you did the balloon and your simple design is fabulous!

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  21. Love your rainbow balloon. It adds a great pop of color!

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  22. I love that you colored only the balloon and her hair bow. That rainbow balloon is fantastic.

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  23. Love the bright balloon, and the little girl off the edge

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  24. Very cool idea. Love the placement of the sentiment. So fun!

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  25. Ooh! This is deliciously different! And also gorgeous. Just sayin'!

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  26. Wonderful balloon string. Great idea.
    Valerija xx

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  27. This is SO COOL!! Love the idea of using the sentiment as part of the balloon string - what a clever and creative idea - what an AWESOME card!!

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  28. Sweet, Maria ... cool string ... and such a brilliant bright balloon! Hugs, Anita :)

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  29. Rainbow / colorful ballon is super awesome. Fun and pretty card.

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  30. Brilliant to use the sentiment as a string. Love your bold colours too.

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  31. This is so cute and I love how the sentiment is part of the balloon string. Great balloon as well!

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  32. WOW! This is such an amazing card!!!

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  33. How cute this
    wish string is!
    Cute design.
    Carla from Utah

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  34. How cute this
    wish string is!
    Cute design.
    Carla from Utah

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  35. Cute card! I love how you coloured the balloon! Very cool balloon string!

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