Celebrating Matthew

One of my grandson’s turned 13 on the first of March.  I wanted to create something a little more grown up.  I decided to create a white-on-white background with cutout balloons from My Favorite Things Party Balloons and Lawn Fawn Party Balloons.  I glued them with Tombo Mono Multi Glue to a panel of 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock die cut with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.

His favorite colors are blue and green so those are the colors I incorporated in the die cut sentiment and sequins.  I ink blended a piece of 80# Gina K. Designs white cardstock with Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, and Twisted Citron.  I die cut the celebrate word with Winnie and Walter’s Big, Bold and Party set and then three more times from scrap white cardstock.  The words were glued together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray.  The secondary sentiment is personalized with Concord & 9th’s Perfectly Penned, stamped with VersaMark Ink on a strip of ink blended cardstock, heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder and cut into a fishtail banner.   The banner was adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then the die cut word was adhered just above using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  Blue and green sequins from Recollections Multi Color and Multi Size Sequins were adhered with Rangers Multi Medium Matte.

To add a little more color to the card a rectangle of blue cardstock was cut to be 1/8″ larger than the balloon panel and both were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A rectangle of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut with Simon Says Stamp’s Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and then the panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Party Balloons dies
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons dies
  • Winnie and Walter Big, Bold and Party die
  • Concord & 9th Perfectly Penned
  • Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, and Twisted Citron
  • Recollections Multi Color and Multi Size Sequins
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from scraps of paper
  • Inspired by Card from Prairie Paper & Ink
  • Darice Fun Foam

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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