Number of Years

SUO141Oh…do we have a super EASY challenge for you on the SUO challenge this time.  How about this…Happy Birthday!  Honestly…except for ‘anything goes’…it doesn’t get any easier than this!

The only thing sometime with a really ‘open’ them like this is narrowing down what to do.  Oh…what to do…what to do!  So I went trolling on Pinterest for some inspiration and this is saw the idea of a balloon embossing folder.  Well we don’t have that but I decided I COULD make a ‘faux’ embossed folder background.

Here’s the details…

  • Whisper White THICK – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4
  • Punch out balloons (both the large and small) using Whisper White THICK (I just like the feel of that better for this!) and add to the 4 x 5 1/4 Whisper White panel.  Once you have everything on there, just trim off the edges.  Add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Melon Mambo – punch out Large Balloon, use White Gel pen to add some details and add using dimensionals, draw on ‘string’ using Basic Grey marker
  • Cut ‘happy’ out of Basic Black and add to card front
  • Stamp banner and greeting using Basic Black Archival on Mint Macaron, cut out and add using dimensionals.

Yep…take a little time for the background but otherwise…super simple!

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations!

Set(s): Number of Years
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Basic Grey Marker
Other: Hello You Thinlits, Balloon Bouquet Punch, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

3 thoughts on “Number of Years”

  1. omigosh, Mary…..just when I convinced myself that I did NOT need the balloon set with the punch, now you make me want the punch and since it’s a bundle we all know what that means! BUT this is super cute and I love it….especially the “faux balloon embossing” technique, adorable!

  2. I love the faux embossing, Mary! I had thought you created the embossing by putting the balloon punch-outs under the cardstock, then running it through the Big Shot! I’m going to try both ways 🙂 Thanks for sharing your inspiration

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