Friends Don't Let Friends Eat Cake Alone

Hey Y'all!!! I love stencils almost as much as I love shaker cards. They are so versatile. The Balloon Party Stencil is no exception. So many cool things could be done with it using all different kinds of inks and techniques. All the details for making this card yourself are below (including links).

I began by coloring a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White paper using the Balloon Party Stencil and Distress Oxide Inks.

• Inks (Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Shabby Shutters, Broken China, Bermuda Bay)
• Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Paper
• Card Stock - Polished Pink, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz
• Stamps - Birthday Kitties
• Stencils - Balloon Party
• Dies - Three Candles, Stitched So Sweetly
• Foam Tape, Bearly Art Craft Glue, Metallic Mesh Ribbon

Here is the link for the stencil:

I started by making the card base from one of my favorite colors of card stock, Bermuda Bay. It matched one of the colors of the balloons perfect. The card base is 8 1/2 x 4 1/4, scored at 4 1/2 on the long side. Just a helpful tip - Make sure you used your bone folder to crease the score line well so the card stock doesn't tear.

I cut the balloon background I colored to 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" and glued it down to the card base with wet glue. Before I glued it down I wrapped a piece of Metallic Mesh Ribbon around the bottom of the balloon background. It's just taped down on the back with normal scotch tape.

I created 4 additional layers using Polished Pink, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Pear Pizzazz card stock. They are cut to 4" x 2", 3 3/4" x 1 3/4", 3 1/2" x 1 1/2", 3 1/4" x 1 1/4". You can cut whatever colors you would in whatever sizes you would like so the card stock makes you smile. I glued these layers together using wet glue.

I wrapped these layers in Metallic Mesh Ribbon before I glued them down on top of the balloon background.

I used a fun little candle die to cut a single candle out of Bermuda Bay card stock. Glued it flat to the top of the mesh ribbon with wet glue.


The sentiment is from the Birthday Kitties stamp set. It's part of the NEW super cute "Sweet Celebrations" release at Ink N' Splatter. Stamped it in Bermuda Bay ink, cut it out with one of my favorite sentiment dies, Stitched So Sweetly, and popped it up with foam tape.

Friends don't let friends eat cake alone!

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