Glittery Birthday Balloons

June 24, 2014

Hi Everyone,

It’s Debra Hensley here waving from sunny and HOT Texas. Today I would like to share a sparkly birthday card featuring the Elizabeth Craft Designs Balloons die.

Birthdays are that special day when you can’t celebrate too much, laugh too much, eat too much or bling it up too much! I wanted to make a bright and cheery birthday card with lots of bling so I decided to use Silk Microfine Glitter and Shimmer Sheetz. A cute image and we are all set.

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1. Fold a 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of white cardstock in half to form a standard A2 size card.

2. Cut a piece of Red Iris Shimmer Sheetz to 4 x 5. Emboss with Lots of Dots embossing folder using your favorite die cut machine. With a sanding block, lightly sand the color off the raised dots for a fun look. Adhere to a 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 green cardstock mat. Adhere to the front of the card base.

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3. Adhere a piece of double-sided adhesive to white cardstock. Die cut 4 balloons and one large heart from the Balloons die. Peel off the release sheet and glitter each balloon and the heart using different colors of the Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish with your finger to set the glitter into the adhesive and bring up the shine.

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4. Stamp and color bear image with Copic markers. Fussy cut image and color the cut edges with gray or black ink for a more finished look and to hide any uneven edges. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 2 x 2 3/4 and a piece of green cardstock to 2 1/4 x 3. Adhere the white to the green. Adhere the colored bear image on pop dots.

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5. Die cut 2 grass shapes using the Grass Stand Up Helper and trim one side of each a little bit so they fit nicely behind the bear’s feet. Adhere using a small piece of double-sided adhesive.

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6. Add green and white twine to the back of each balloon. Arrange the balloons on the front of the card for placement. Adhere balloons to card front using glue dots on some to create dimension.
Tip: Keep your phone or a camera handy when you are creating your card to take pictures of arrangements. That way you don’t have to worry about forgetting where you had things placed when constructing your card.

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7. Adhere bear image to card front about 1/2 from the bottom and 1/4 from the left edge. Arrange the balloon strings behind and in front of the bear’s hand and adhere. Tie a small knot from a scrap of twine. Trim off closely and adhere over the strings on the bears hand. Add Happy Birthday Peel-off to complete your blingy birthday balloon card!

Here is a close-up:

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I hope you enjoyed making this fun sparkly card with me today. Thanks for stopping by!

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies:

0226 Red Iris Shimmer Sheetz
E114 Lots of Dots Embossing Folder
726 Balloons Die
729 Stand Up Helpers Die
502 Double Sided Adhesive
623 Royal Blue Silk Microfine Glitter
631 Soft Green Silk Microfine Glitter
625 Sky Silk Microfine Glitter
614 True Red Silk Microfine Glitter
300 Happy Birthday Peel-Off Sticker in Black

Other Supplies:

White and Green Cardstock- Bazzill
Green and White twine- Doodlebugs
Bear Image- Jackson & Bubbles – Purple Onion Designs
Copic Markers : R2o, B04, G24, W1, E31, E33, E35
Glue dots
Pop Dots/foam adhesive
Sanding Block

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  • Mary Prasad June 26, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Cute card and so pretty with the glitter!

  • kellyboothKelly Booth June 26, 2014 at 8:30 am

    So cute Debra!! Love this fun card……

  • Rita Edwards June 24, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    What a beautiful card, Debra! Yes, loving those glittery balloons so much! Xxx

  • Judi Kauffman June 24, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    I saved the blog for the end of my work day and am grinning at all of the sparkle and color! I think I’d rather make cards than cook dinner – that balloon die is calling me…

  • Diane Hover June 24, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Super cute…love it…so colorful and adorable!!

  • karenaicken June 24, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    I am a huge fan of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Balloons and I LOVE how you used them here, all sparkly and fun. What a great card!
    Karen A

  • Laurel June 24, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Adorable!! I recently received the cupcake die in the mail. It handled the glitter foam sheets from the dollar store with ease. Love the ECD peel off birthday stickers!

  • Alethea June 24, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Any age would love to get this super card!

  • Arlene June 24, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Love the glittered balloons and such a cute teddy.

  • Suzanne Ponce (sue) June 24, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Oh my he is so cute! Great idea with the glittered balloons,I usually put glaze & sprinkle a little glitter to make them so have to try this instead…less drying time

  • Marge Burns June 24, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Clever idea, love it.

  • Raquel Mason June 24, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Love those sparkly balloons & Shimmer Sheetz combo! I just recently ordered the balloons die myself & I can’t wait to get it.

  • dyeandpigment55 June 24, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Very bright and happy card. I just love that bear

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