I was in need of some masculine birthday cards. I am naturally drawn to creating flower image cards, and so when I need a masculine card it takes more effort to figure what I am going to do. I wanted to used some ballons and the rainbow colors for this card were inspired by the Lawn Fawn Rainbow Plaid patterned paper.
I raided my scraps of cardstock to find a rainbow of solid cardstock that would match the plaid paper. I cut a strip of the patterned paper to 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and adhered it to the left of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. Because the remaining white space was pretty small I used the small balloon die from Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday and die cut it five times using matching solid rainbow colored cardstock.
I wanted the balloons to look like they were floating away and so I arranged them in the top half of the white area of the cardbase before stamping the sentiment, which is from the My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday stamp set, in Altenew Sapphire Ink. I used Copic Marker B37 to add some details to the word WISH. Copic Markers Y13 and Y17 were added to the candle flame.
Since the sentiment is blue I cut a small strip of blue cardstock and adhered it between the patterned paper and the white area of the card. The balloons where then adhered with 3M 1/2″ Fun Foam on the balloon portion and Tombo Mono Multi on the tail. A white highlight to the balloons was added with a white gel pen. I then used the confetti images from the same stamp set and stamped them using matching Altenew Inks, colors listed below. As a final embellishment multi colored Triveni Crafts Rhinestones were scattered in the open areas of the card front.
Derwent Inktense Pencils and a Dove Blending Pen were used to add depth to the bottom of the balloons. I think before adding the pencils the image looked flat (see below).
- Lawn Fawn Rainbow Plaid 6 x 6 Paper Pack (1 ½” wide)
- Scraps of Blue, Yellow, Red, Green, Orange Cardstock
- My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday Stamp
- Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday Balloon Die
- Avert Elle Cake and Candles Confetti Stamp
- Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
- Altenew Ink: Crimson, Warm Sunshine, Autumn Blaze, Forest Glade, Sapphire
- Copic Marker: B37, Y13, Y17
- Rhinestones from Stash
- Sukura White Gel Pen
- 3M ½” Foam Tape
- Tombo Mono Dot Adhesive Stamp Runner
- Tombo Mono Multi Glue
- Ranger Multi Medium Matte