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Balloon Bash Birthday Card


I know I've told you before how much fun it is to stamp with Cindee... and yep, we had another play day!!  We made several cards and this one was super fun!  I saw the idea online but there was no watermark so I don't know who originated this idea, but we thank you whoever you are!  We stamped the Balloon Bash "just for you" stamp "on the reverse side" of the photopolymer on our Whisper White Cardstock with Pool Party ink first, then turned it over and stamped the actual image with Memento Black ink. If that totally doesn't make sense,  SEE THIS VIDEO for more info on "stamping the reverse side" of your stamps (same technique shown at the end of the video with the tree image stamped on the wrong side).


So after stamping the "wrong side" and then stamping the right side, then we inked the stamp with Pumpkin Pie ink and stamped it on a scrap, and cut out the "just for you" banner, and added it to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.


Cindee said... we must decorate the inside of our card... well of course! :)

Such a GREAT suggestion Cindee!  We used the balloon stamps in the same Balloon Bash birthday stamp set and added a piece of the Birthday Bash DSP too! Ink colors:  Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay.


So after Cindee's great suggestion, I had an idea... and we added the In Color Sequins to the front of the card...  ya.. don't tell anyone I'm a clutz with the liquid glue..


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Such a great tip, thanks for sharing. This idea will come in handy with several stamps.
Have a joyful week.



OMG! I totally did NOT know that you could mount the photopolymer stamps on the "wrong" side and stamp with them! I thought you could only stamp on the "correct" side because of the stickiness used to attach the stamp to the clear block! And the tip to use your Stampin' Pierce mat underneath is genius! I will be trying both tips out soon. In fact, I'm working on my Perpetual Birthday Calendar right now and will be using the mat on the cards I am making using the leftovers from the kit. I've already stamped all of the months.

I am also a klutz with the liquid glue so I don't use it for the bling. I used mini glue dots....worked so much better for me. On my July page, I used a pencil and drew some stars that I traced the glue over in order to add the glitter to it. I tried drawing the stars in glue on a piece of scratch paper before going to the actual calendar and it was a total disaster!

Thanks for the tips.


Mary R

Brilliant! I would never have thought of this unless I had done it by mistake. Thanks to whomever thought of it!

Lisa Rhine

Beautiful card, Patty! I love what you created!

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