Balloon Wishes

Happy Groundhog Day everyone!  It’s so nice to finally be back crafting after fighting the flu/cold since last week.  And now that it’s February, I really need to get some birthday cards completed as I have 7 family birthdays alone!  So today, I have a CAS birthday card to share.



The balloons were die cut from white cardstock and retired resist polka dot paper using NBUS Birthday Smiles die set.  The strings and stars were also die cut from white cardstock.  Blueprint Sketch distress ink and a blending tool were used to add colour to them.



The first part of the sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock.  The Ombré wishes was done by inking just the bottom portion and stamping repeatedly using the MISTI.  It was then die cut out with the NBUS matching die.  Another was die cut from fun foam and stacked for dimension.



I lightly added some Blueprint Sketch distress ink for the background on a white A2 stitched rectangle panel.  The panel was adhered to a top folding white card base before the card was assembled.  Forgot to mention that Perfect Pearls was added to the balloons for some sheen.





I am playing in the following challenges:

Darnell’s NBUS – #10 Use NBUS
Less is More – #313 Balloons
Addicted to CAS – #103 Wish
Inkspirational – #127 Polka Dots
Happy Little Stampers – February CAS Blue





19 thoughts on “Balloon Wishes

  1. Trina what a stunning birthday card, love the inking on the background that matches your balloons. Grey card for a guy!
    Thanks so much for joining this month’s Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge

  2. Trina, breath-taken-away with your gorgeous blue balloons; my CAS-loving heart has been completely captured! WOW! Thank you for sharing this gem in the Inkspirational gallery!
    PS. Hope you’re feeling better!

  3. Thud! That’s me falling off my chair! You do wondrous things with the CASest designs, Trina! This is divine! I love the monochrome ombre results from your fabulous blending!! I am pretty sure I saw this in the winner’s circle somewhere! I’m sorry I don’t remember where, but congratulations for the well-deserved recognition and thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #10!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Trina, this is outstanding! You have such a great eye for design and this is fabulous just using one colour with white. LOVE!
    Thanks so much for playing along at Less is More and Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge, Anita x

  5. Ooooooh, fabulous card! I love the soft inking in the background and the super stylish balloons with their curly strings! What a super design. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More 🙂

  6. WOW! WOW! WOW! Trina your cards are absolutely fantastic always and this one is so jaw-droppingly beautiful and classy yet full of party fun and delight. Superb tones of blue and gorgeous blending. Love it! Thanks so much for playing along at Less is More and Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge with this one. Sarah x

  7. Brilliant CAS design, I love how all the elements are placed so tightly close to each other, it really draws your eye to them! Love this!

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