I have a confession.
I am addicted to balloon stamps. Like crazy, must have them all addicted!
Good thing that balloons are great for more than just birthday cards and projects, right?!!!!
Today I've got four card shares featuring balloons from the new wplus9 Whole Lotta' Happy Stamp Set.
My first card is, of course, a birthday card. One layer. No fuss, no muss and with the great mixing and matching of the sentiment stamps in this set, you can create just the right birthday greeting for the recipient!
I used a combination of Avery Elle Pigment Ink colors on each balloon for the multi-colored effect. I started with the lighter of the two colors and then added the darker color with a dauber before stamping. I had to finish each balloon with a little glitter from the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker, too!
I am always always needing baby cards and I never have any on hand. I quickly stamped up these two cards, one with pinks and one with blues, so that I have one of each on hand!
Again, these are extremely simple. The addition of a bit of glitter marker on the balloons gives them that extra something and makes them shine!
I love the look of a crisp black stamped greeting on a single layer card like this, too.
Another card type that I don't seem to ever have handy are wedding cards! Balloons make the perfect accent for these cards. Add an appropriate stamped greeting and you have a quick wedding card!
To give my one-layer wedding card a touch of elegance, I stamped and embossed the greeting as well as three of the balloons. The rest of the balloons I stamped in Avery Elle Mint To Be and added some glitter pen over the top! Easy peasy!
My very favorite balloon stamps and dies:
(cards I've created using balloon stamps and/or dies)
- Happy Birthday Single Layer Card feat. Mama Elephant & Avery Elle Stamps
- Happy Birthday Card feat. Mama Elephant Party Kit Stamps & Dies
- You Get Wiser Card feat. My Favorite Things Stamps & Dies
- Oh Happy Day Single Layer Card feat. Lawn Fawn Stamps
- I Love You This Much Single Layer Card feat. Mama Elephant Stamps
- Birthday Party Invitations feat. Mama Elephant & Avery Elle Stamps
- Congratulations Graduations Card feat. Mama Elephant & AVery Elle Stamps
- Happy Birthday Giant Balloon Card feat. Simon Says Stamp Spring 2014 Release
Hope everyone is having a fantastc week!