Saturday 22 July 2023

This or That? Beautiful Balloons Cards

Friends, it's time for some fun with another This or That!

Both cards feature the Beautiful Balloons Bundle and Bright & Beautiful DSP. I'll include a clickable photo supply list at the end of this post.

Do you prefer This?

Or That?

To see instructions & demo for the card with the Azure Afternoon background (blue, at top), click here.

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Here's what an assortment looks like, with 2 sheets of each Core Colour:

To make the Fresh Freesia "That" card, I started by colouring a small length of White Glittered Organdy Ribbon. Using the brush tip of Lost Lagoon Stampin' Blends (Dark), I gently brushed across the ribbon, then set it aside to dry.

Next, I used the Beautiful Balloons Dies to cut a:

  • large star from Azure Afternoon Cardstock
  • small star from Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • small star from Berry Burst Cardstock
  • tag from Basic White Cardstock
I used my Take Your Pick tool to remove the small images from the dies, then poked out the tiny confetti bits from the tag. This tool is also great for placing tiny embellishments, as it also has a putty end.

Using the Beautiful Balloons Stamp set, I stamped my sentiment onto the tag in Berry Burst ink.

To assemble, I adhered a 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" strip of Bright & Beautiful DSP to a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Fresh Freesia Cardstock card base.

Next, I used Stampin' Dimensionals™ to adhere my tag to a 3" x 3 3/4" piece of Vellum Basics Specialty Designer Series Paper. To adhere the vellum, I placed Mini Glue Dots™ on the back, under the tag, so that they would not show through. I love this vellum, which comes in a pack with 3 patterns:

With Stampin' Dimensionals™ and Mini Glue Dots™, I attached the stars. Then I fed the coloured ribbon through the hole in the tag and tied it. As a final step, I added Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

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