C reate a fun card full of visual cheer using the Balloon Celebration Bundle and the Ombre' Gradient Stamping technique
Melon Mambo card base 4 1/4" x 11", scored and fold at 5 1/2".
Whisper White layers: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" - need two
Whisper White and Melon Mambo scraps to stamp and punch balloons.
Melon Mambo/Basic Black baker's twine from Baker's Twine Combo Pack: about 6"
NOTE: Always put the Stampin' Pierce mat under your card stock when stamping with Photopolymer stamps to achieve a well-stamped image.
Row 1: Cut two Whisper White layers 4 1/8" x 5 3/8". Starting at the bottom edge of front white layer, ink larger balloon stamp from Balloon Celebration with Pink Pirouette ink. Lay white layer on Stampin' Pierce Mat with grid sheet in between the mat and card stock. Stamp off on scrap paper ONCE before stamping with the bottom of the balloon about a 1/2" from the bottom of layer.and on the left edge. Continue stamping across the layer, stamping off on scrap paper after each inking, overlapping the sides of the balloons slightly.
Row 2: Ink stamp with Pink Pirouette ink again, but this time DO NOT stamp off. Stamp slightly above and in between the first row of stamped balloons. Stamp all the way across the layer, re-inking the stamp after each stamping.
Row 3: Clean stamp with baby wipe. DO NOT clean photopoylmer stamps with Stampin' Scrub. If using Party Pants set you can use the red rubber balloon stamp from this set for the Melon Mambo balloons. Ink Stamp with Melon Mambo, then STAMP OFF TWO TIMES on scrap paper before stamping slightly above and between the second row of Pink Pirouette-stamped balloons. Continue inking and stamping off for each balioon stamped in this row.
Row 4: Ink stamp with Melon Mambo ink. STAMP OFF ONCE each time before stamping above and in between Row 3.
Row 5: Ink stamp with Melon Mambo, repeating the stamping off once before stamping just as you did for row 4.
Row 6- 8 (or however many rows of balloons you need to fill up the layer) Ink stamp with Melon Mambo ink and stamp above and in between previous row WITHOUT STAMPING OFF. Continue stamping will full-strength ink in rows all the way to the top of the card.
Stamp Pink Pirouette balloon on white scrap.Punch with smaller balloon in the Balloon Builder Punch. Stamp "put your PARTY PANTS on" from Party Pants set with black ink.
Ink balloon stamp with Melon Mambo ink. Stamp off once before stamping on white scrap. Punch with larger balloon from Balloon Builder Punch. Stamp "HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!" from Party Pants set with Black ink on balloon.
Stamp balloon with Melon Mambo ink WITHOUT STAMPING OFF. Punch with larger balloon punch. Stamp CAKE TIME! from Party Pants with black ink.
Put a small piece of white Metallics Glitter Tape on Melon Mambo scrap. Punch with small balloon punch from Party Punch Pack. Punch a second small balloon from Melon Mambo scrap.
Put Stampin' Dimensionals or pieces of dimensionals on the back of each balloon.
Stamp "it's your birthday!" from Big News with black ink on lower center of stamped front layer. Stamp balloon strings on right side of greeting with black ink. Adhere layer to card front with SNAIL.
Adhere punched balloons above and on balloon strings with the dimensionals. Tie a small piece of Melon Mambo/Basic Black baker's twine into a bow. Adhere near the bottom of balloon strings with a glue dot.
On inside white layer, stamp a row of full-strength Pink Pirouette balloons near the top of the layer. Stamp a second layer of Melon Mambo balloons above and in between the Pink Pirouette balloons.
Stamp "celebrate AMAZING *SPECTACULAR*FANTASTIC*YOU" from Fabulous Four with black ink below the balloons. Adhere layer inside card with SNAIL.
Cut 3” x 6” of coordinating designer paper with largest Envelope Liner Thinlet. Adhere inside envelope just below the glue line using a line of SNAIL ONLY along the top edge of the liner. Fold envelope flap down to crease the liner and push it farther down into the envelope. Stamp the envelope to match your card and you are done!