Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Celebrate Today... Birthday Wishes

I love the fringe look on this card, how about you??

I have seen this technique before, just never used quite like this!!

Read on to learn more....

We start our card with a Whisper White card base, then add layers of Smoky Slate and Whisper White card stock.

Next, we stamped those dots (from the Celebrate Today Stamp Set) in Pool Party ink - stamp once in full strength and again with the ink left on the stamp for a softer look.  We also stamped the "tail" of our balloon in Hello Honey Ink, using the same technique as the dots for the lighter images.

Celebrate Today Photopolymer Stamp Set  137138  $25.95

Then, we made that cute balloon - just add a square of Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets to a piece of Whisper White card stock, then die-cut with the Balloon Framelits - what a cute look!

We also stamped the banner (from the Celebrate Today Stamp Set) in Smoky Slate ink and die-cut it with the Balloon Framelits.  These two items are sold separately, but are also bundled together for a 15% savings on both items!!

Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets  137788  $9.95

Balloon Framelits  137362  $15.95

Celebrate Today Photopolymer Bundle  1388639  $36.25

Now, for that fringe technique I mentioned earlier....

Just take a strip of Hello Honey 5/8" Quilted Cotton Ribbon and cut along one of the seams.  Then, pull the layers away to reveal the fringe.  Keep these layers to create the "tassle" on your balloon.

Hello Honey 5/8" Quilted Cotton Ribbon  137864  $6.95

To make the tassle, gather together about 10-15 strips of frayed ribbon.  Take another 4 strips of frayed ribbon and tied around the middle of the 10-15 gathered frayed strips.  Then, just tuck one end behind the balloon, and the other end becomes the tassle!

How fun is that!!

Thanks so much to Krista Frattin for her inspiration on this card and for her "fringe" technique idea!!  I can't wait to try it out on other projects!!

I hope you were Inkspired today!!

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