Friday, June 7, 2019

GSF June Blog Hop Birthday Celebrations

It's time to hop along with the Global Stamping Friends (GSF) June Blog Hop. This month we are celebrating birthdays and sharing our project ideas to help inspire you. After all, we all have a birthday and it is one of the most popular cards that we give to the people we care about. I hope our projects will encourage you to create your own birthday creations for family and friends. 
 My birthday card design features the new Above the Clouds Bundle (item #151135) from the New 2019-2020 Annual Catalog that launched this week. The bundle is made up of the Above the Clouds photopolymer stamp set (item #149404) and Hot Air Balloon Punch (item #149520). When you order both of these products as the bundle, you save 10%. 
 For this card design, I chose Thick Whisper White cardstock for the card base and added a layer of Blueberry Bushel cardstock for the card front. The balloon images in the Above the Clouds stamp set are two step stamps and it makes it easy to color the line images with the solid image stamps. I stamped the line images of the balloons and baskets with Soft Suede Classic ink and stamped the solid images of the balloons using Pineapple Punch Classic ink and Grapefruit Grove Classic ink. For the solid images of the basket, I used Crumb Cake Classic ink. I used the Hot Air Balloon Punch to punch out the stamped images. 
To create the background on the card front, I stamped the row of small balloon line images onto the Blueberry Bushel cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossed the images with Copper embossing powder. I then attached the Grapefruit Grove Balloon and basket to the card front with Snail Adhesive. I attached the Pineapple Punch balloon and basket using Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it up and slightly overlap the other balloon. 
 To create the sentiment, I chose the Perennial Birthday Cling stamp set (item #151240) and heat embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment using Copper embossing powder. I then punched out the sentiment using the Pretty Label Punch (item #143715). I then stamped the label using the clouds image and Balmy Blue Classic ink, stamping it off once to provide a soft silhouette look to the top and bottom of the label. 

This clean and simple card design is perfect as a masculine birthday card or even for a teenager. I love the bold primary colors from the 2018-2020 In Color Collection and how they all work together. 
I hope that you have enjoyed my card design and I hope that it inspires you to create your own fun birthday cards and explore the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you. 

Now it's time to visit Anastasia's blog and see what she has to share with us this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Blog Hop Roll Call List to find your way. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 
Blog Hop Roll Call

1. Amanda Farlinger
2. Rachel Macleod
3. Tricia Butts
4. Anastasia Radloff
5. Lisa Henderson
6. Jan Musselman
7. Libby Dyson
8. Amber Thompson
9. Marieke Bart
10. Amanda Bates
11. Lisa Ann Bernard
12. Kimberley Anne Morris

Until Next Time

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Tricia Butts
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  1. Wonderful card thank for the share

  2. Great uplifting card design Tricia... love it...

  3. Super fresh card, Tricia. I love that you heat embossed the small balloons - it has actually never crossed my mind to do that. Thanks for sharing x

    1. Thanks Rachel. I love how they turned out too. I love how the embossing pops against the Blueberry Bushel background. :)

  4. Great card, Tricia. Love the little copper balloons. Thanks for sharing

    1. Thanks Libby. It was a fun way to add balloons in the distance. :)

  5. Very pretty card Tricia. I love the clouds in your label.

    1. Thanks Jan. It was a fun way to decorate the label for the sentiment. :)

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    1. Thank you, I love embossing. It's so much fun. :)