A Way With Words

Make a Wish

June 27, 2020

Hey Friends!  It’s EK Gorman back to share one of my favorite things in this world to do when making cards.  I just love to make a card that looks elegant and lovely, but in fact has an underlined teasing tone to it.  One of my favorite stamps to create this type of card is A Way With Words Happy Birthday Collection stamp set.  It has just the right amount of elegance and teasing to create the perfect birthday card for that friend who might be getting old.

IMG_0263Step One:  Pull out a piece of Yupo paper and splatter on some alcohol ink to create a background.

IMG_0264Step Two:  Die cut the yupo paper with the A Way with Words Big Balloon die set.

IMG_0265Step Three:  Using a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 4.25×5.5 inches.  Blend a collection of coordinating ink onto the cardstock to create a soft background.

IMG_0266Step Four:  Adhere the balloon onto the cardstock using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

IMG_0267Step Five:  Die cut and adhere the bow to the balloon from the Big Balloon die set.  I used Kids Choice Glue to adhere the bow.

IMG_0268Step Six:  Using a permanent black ink and a stamping platform, stamp the sentiment onto the balloon from the Happy Birthday Collection stamp set.

IMG_0329Step Seven:  Adhere the card front to an A2 card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Trim any bit of the balloon that hangs off the card frame.

IMG_0330I hope my birthday card makes you smile.  Let us know in the comments below if you enjoy making cards that make people laugh.  Until then, happy crafting.


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