Balloons are perfect for any celebration! These are super fun with the words on each balloon from the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set! I love it!!! I also love the Black and White with a pop of Sweet Sugarplum!
I started with a Sweet Sugarplum card base. Then I cut a Basic Black piece (4″ x 5-1/4″) and Whisper White piece (3-3/4″ x 5″). I stamped the balloon strings from the Balloon Celebrations Stamp Set in Basic Black. For the balloons, I used Sweet Sugarplum Ink and stamped full strength and then again for a lighter shade. Then I went back to the ink pad for more ink; that is how I got the 2-toned balloons! I stamped various greetings from the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set in full strength Sweet Sugarplum. For the word Friend, I actually placed a piece of scrap paper over the balloon to stamp the “fr” on so it would look like it was hiding behind the other balloon. Then I adhered this piece to the Basic Black layer and placed a strip of the Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon across the card. I tacked it on the back side with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added more to the corners. Then I placed this piece onto the card front. For the greeting, I stamped the banner image in Basic Black and the greeting in Sweet Sugarplum from the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set. Then I punched it out with the Duet Banner Punch (Bundle & save 10%)! I added the greeting to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals! I love it!
You could create this card in wedding colors, school colors for graduation, pink or blue for a baby card, and so much more! You could always go for multiple colors rather than black and white with a single color. What colors would you use? Let me know in the comments below!