Brush Stroke Messages Diagonal Background Birthday Card

This card was also inspired by Nina-Marie Trapani.  I stamped the longer brush strokes from the Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages on a diagonal using light and dark blue, with a splash of yellow in the narrowest brush stroke.  I used the same colors to stamp three balloons from My Favorite Things Party Balloon stamp and die.

To ensure that the sentiment strip would match the card, I used the darkest ink and ran it across a scrap of white cardstock.  I waited for it to be complete dry before stamping the sentiment from My Favorite Things Twice the Wishes with VersaMark Ink and heat embossing it with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

Once all the design elements were completed the striped paper was die cut using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of two of the balloons and white DFN Craft Thread was tied to each balloon. The balloons were adhered to the stripped panel and the balloon strips were wrapped around the bottom of the rectangle and adhered with scotch tape.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the sentiment strip and it was adhered to the bottom of the focal image.

The entire panel was adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages
  • My Favorite Things Twice the Wishes
  • My Favorite Things Party Balloons
  • Altenew Inks: Starlight, Turquoise, Maple Yellow
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • DFN Craft Thread White
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder

Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart.” Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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