2 Birthday Cards using the Big Balloon Celebration Stamps and Dies

Happy Friday friends. I'm happy to be up on the Whimsy blog today sharing a couple of cards using new products from the latest Whimsy Stamps release for today's cards.

For my first card, I started by die cutting two of the balloons from the brand new Big Balloon Celebrations die set out of some masking paper. I then used those as a stencil so I could blend in some inks. After my blending was done, I stamped the sentiment from the Big Balloon Celebrations stamp set onto my card panel and the balloon strings. I then took the card panel and ran it through my Big Shot with the largest of the Hand Stitched Nested Rectangle dies. I love that this die cuts an A2 size -- such a nice finishing detail.

I added some sparkling clear sequins and the card was finished.

For my second card today, I started by die cutting the balloons from the Big Balloon Celebrations die collection and then doing some ink blending. As I will sometimes do on an ink blended background, I gave the balloons a spritz of water to pick up some of the ink. I then stamped the sentiment from the coordinating stamp set. I also stamped the balloon strings and rounded the bottom corners. 

Thanks for your visit today. I hope you've been inspired to take a look at your dies and perhaps use them in a way that they necessarily weren't intended like I did on the first card. Crafty hugs!


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