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Happy Birthday Balloon Card

May 20, 2020

Hello! I’m so excited to share today’s card with you. It’s one of those cards that I had an idea and I ran with it. There were some obstacles, but I figured it out along the way!

For this card I used a combination of Lucy Happy Mail and Mari Party to create a FUN and one of a kind birthday card. This is a slim line card and the final size is 3.5″ w x 8.5″ h (this will fit in a #9, typically used to send 8.5″ x 11″ folded documents).

First I stamped out my hedgehog. I had to do a little stamp surgery to get her the way I wanted. None of the hedgehogs had open arms like she does, so I masked off her one arm and drew it in after stamping.

Next, I began by coloring in the sweet hedgehog and the cluster of balloons.

Now it was time for a background, I ink blended a few distress ink colors with a cloud stencil. Of course it had to be a rainbow color scheme.

WIth those same inks, I smooshed them on an ink pad and picked them up with water and a brush. I splattered the colors in their designated sections covering over the other sections while splattering. I also blended and splattered a green piece (to use for grass).

I die cut the grass twice and adhered it to my card background. The popped up my hedgehog and placed her in the grass. I also popped up the balloons and added them to the sky.

I hand drew balloon strands, placing some into the hedgehogs hands.

I completed the card by stamping “Happy Birthday” from Mari Party in black in and placing it on a white card front (trimming my sides down by 1/8″).

I’m delighted how this card turned out! I love all things rainbow and this background with the balloons and hedgehog make me so giddy!

Thanks for stopping by today! If you love these stamp sets, head over to the shop and pick them up for yourself today and don’t forget to use my discount code, LACEY10 for 10% off all your orders.

Have a wonderful and colorful day!


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