Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Happy Birthday Balloons


Hello my friends and Happy Tuesday to you!!

Well, card making doesn't get much easier than this!  I spotted the challenge over at AAA Birthday Card Challenge and came up with this quick & easy card.


 I've had this fabulous Clear Scraps 'Party' 6x6 stencil in my stash for quite awhile and every once and awhile I remember it's there!  

I really should just take a few minutes and create some background panels in various colors for future use (I think I'll do that today ...otherwise will once again be forgotten lol). 

 Of course I chose shades of purple (my favorite) and also remembered I had these new Nuvo Diamonds Hybrid Ink Pads (Tropical Paradise) inks 

Nuvo Diamond Hybrid Ink Pads - Tropical ParadisePicket Fence Studios Blender Brushes - 4/pkg

and went to town having fun using one of my Picket Fence blending brushes with these pretty ink colors.

The only addition to my card is my sentiment.  I chose a bold sentiment die by Elizabeth Craft (#1054).  I die cut twice (1 black & 1 purple) then off set them to create a shadow effect.  

VIOLA!  Card is ready to sign & send!

I hope you have a great day today!  We were to get some bad weather but it appears it may have gone north of us ... whew!  But I had already planned on crafting today so I'll just keep going lol.

*** UPDATE ***

Three more stenciled, cut and ready to turn into cards!  SEE I told you they were quick & easy!  LOL

Challenges to share in:

NBUS January Challenge - Never Before Used Stuff
Crafting Happiness Challenge #81 - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle January Challenge - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges Challenge #568 - Green or Purple

 As always ... thanks for stopping by!!



  1. Oh, my gosh, what a treat to see all the extras in different colors as well as the finished product in purple! I don't know which color is my favorite. Love them all!

  2. I love your wonderful birthday celebration cards. Great blending with the stenciling and I love the die cut sentiment the way you layered them too. They are so bright and cheery!

  3. LOVE how you did these sharp looking cards! Very eye-catching! Definitely a fun design for a birthday celebration....I need to CASE these for my stash.

  4. Oh my goodness, I do love the purple card but all the others are just as nice! Don't you just love the blending brushes?

  5. Dear Darlene
    Love the beautiful Birthday cards and how you have layered the sentiment.
    stay safe

  6. Looks amazing in all the colourways. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  7. Such a fabulous card! Thank you for joining us at Crafter’s Castle! ❤️ Hugs! Mynn xx

  8. These balloon cards are just super festive and fun! Perfect birthday cards. Thank you for joining us at AAA Birthday Challenge!

  9. I'm a pink and purple kinda gal, so that's my favorite, but I love them all! Fun, bright, festive and they work for most birthdays. Thanks for playing along at AAA Birthday. Hope to see you join again. Tina


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