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:

Becca Cruger said...

That rainbow balloon is all sorts of awesomeness!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Yes that balloon looks awesome !

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Love that rainbow balloon!

Ashwini Rao said...

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

Mac Mable said...

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

Larisa said...

sweet and lovely card.

Dee Earnshaw said...

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

McStamper said...

Love your balloon card.

conil said...

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

Craftyfield said...

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

Ruth said...

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

Rebecca Yahrling said...

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

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very cool. That is one awesome balloon. TFS

Anonymous said...

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

nancy littrell said...

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.

Karthikha said...

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

Akshma Aksh said...

Lovely card.

Denise Bryant said...

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

vinita jain said...

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

Deepti Aggarwal said...

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

Gail said...

A beautiful colorful balloon - nice job! TFS

Arianna Barbara said...

Such fun project!!! Really cute!!!

Helen Gullett said...

Your card is so cute! That balloon is awesome!

My Paper Epiphany said...

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

Christine Canfield said...

so clever!

Kim Heggins said...

Amazing card....love it.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

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

Jerrie said...

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

Daria Z. said...

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

Glennis said...

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

Jessica Lin said...

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

Lisa said...

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

Valerija said...

Wonderful balloon string. Great idea.
Valerija xx

Taunya Butler said...

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!!

Anita in France said...

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

Anca Banca said...

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

Alison C said...

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

Verna Angerhofer said...

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

Cris G said...

WOW! This is such an amazing card!!!

cghundley said...

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

cghundley said...

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

KT Fit Kitty said...

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

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