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Celebrate Balloons

Balloon Bouquet Punch

Celebrate balloons with the Global Design Project. This week we have a fun challenge using the theme “Balloons.” Stampin’ Up! has so many exciting options to make fun balloon projects you’re sure to enjoy.

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I made a card using the Balloon Bouquet punch in two ways.  I used it to make my own stencil and used one of the balloons as an embellishment.

Using the negative space of the punches a quick and easy way to get a stencil. This method made it simple to sponge balloons all over the background of the card. I overlapped balloons in bunches and floating towards the top of the card using Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay and Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ pads for the colors.

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You will also find lots of sparkle on this card. The background is sponged on Shimmery White Cardstock which has a little bit if shimmer in it. The sentiment from Expressions Natural Elements was embossed several times with Iradescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder for a glimmery effect and the ribbon is a shiny piece of Pool Party 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon.

I also punched a balloon out of Shimmery White Cardstock, brushed it with Wink of Stella glitter pen and coated it with with Glossy Accents for a fun embellishment.

I hope you enjoyed the card today. Take some time to head over to Global Design Project and join in the fun.

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  • Reply Janine

    I always love balloons. However, your card hasn’t only balloons, but also great colors. It is a really beautiful card.

    February 20, 2016 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply michellelastsu

    Great idea to create a stencil! I love the white shimmery balloon too, great job as always Shawn xx

    February 19, 2016 at 11:03 am
  • Reply Esther Boulter

    I love your colour selection Shawn, and the embossing on the sentiment is fabulous.

    February 19, 2016 at 4:48 am
  • Reply Lynn Hoyt

    Shawn, just perfect! Love the simplicity of the balloons, with the white balloon and sentiment standing out.

    February 18, 2016 at 8:37 pm
  • Reply Brian

    This is such a brilliant card, Shawn. The blues are gorgeous, and the single white balloon stands out from that beautiful background. Love it!

    February 18, 2016 at 7:53 am
  • Reply Melodie

    Beautiful and soft! Love the colour combo!

    February 18, 2016 at 4:59 am
  • Reply Paula Dobson

    This card just makes me happy. I love the depth and layers you have achieved by all that sponging.

    February 17, 2016 at 2:48 pm
  • Reply Steffi ❤ Stempelwiese

    beautiful color combination! I love this!

    February 17, 2016 at 11:55 am
  • Reply krista frattin

    DYING over these colors together!

    February 17, 2016 at 12:23 am
  • Reply Ina

    Love ballons.

    February 16, 2016 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Cheryll Miller

    What a lovely soft and pretty card Shawn. Gorgeous colour scheme and the pop of the one white balloon is so effective! Makes me feel all floaty! 😉

    February 15, 2016 at 4:35 pm
  • Reply Tracy May

    I love your card Shawn. Great colour combi – I would not have thought to add Mint Macaron to the blues 🙂

    February 15, 2016 at 10:11 am
  • Reply ZoKris

    I love your clean and simple card Shawn !!

    February 15, 2016 at 9:27 am
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