Monday, January 11, 2016

Happy Belated Birthday!

Good morning!  Jess here with a belated birthday card!  I'm always bad about sending out birthday cards on time so I always try to have a stack of belated birthday cards for the inevitable late card!
I've owned the Year Two stamp set from Lawn Fawn for years now but had never used it until this week.  Now that I see how absolutely adorable it is I will definitely be using it again soon!  I also had another revelation during this crafting session...I need the Party Ballon dies!  Can you tell what I used to create my faux balloons?

To start off, I used distress inks in Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, and Chipped Sapphire to create a smooshed watercolor background.  While that was drying I stamped my turtles from Year Two and colored them with copics before fussy-cutting them.  Next I die-cut the round stitched tag dies and cut off the bottom of each die to create my "balloon."  I colored them with copics and then stamped the sentiment inside.  To finish the card I tied black twine bows to each balloon and used more twine and foam mounting tape to adhere the turtles and balloons to the watercolored background.

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  1. Hey Jess, cute card. I'm sure the recipient will love it so much they'll forget it was late, lol. Thanks for sharing and of coarse inspiring.

  2. turtles or snails are just perfect for a belated card, yours is super cute, wouldn't the balloons make them faster? i would like a stampset with a hare, so you can send birthday cards early (before you forget) and blame it on the hare ;-)

  3. Your card is adorable!! Love the way you improvised to create the balloons!

  4. Love those cute turtles and big, bright, happy balloons!

  5. meany more belated birthday wishes to you lovely wishes to every one >a >

  6. get more wishes


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