Happy Inspiration!

Hi readers! Happy Sunday to you! I hope you’re having an awesome weekend! I am delighted to share a couple adorable cards from new guest designer to Simon, Amanda Korotkova!

Happy Birthday balloons 2

Sending love 2

Hello everyone! It’s Amanda here and I am so honored to be a guest at Simon Says Stamp blog today!

I want to show you two balloon themed cards I created using a few of my favorite SSS products.

Happy Birthday balloons

To make this card, I first die cut a piece of medium gray cardstock using the larger rectangle from the Stitched rectangles dies and then die cut three balloons from the Celebration time wafer dies. I adhered three different colors of patterned paper to the back of the balloons and then carefully glued silver threads to their bottoms.

Happy Birthday balloons 3

When I had that ready, I die cut three times the word “Happy” from the Happy Birthday craft dies and glued all of them using Zig two way glue to make it pop up a bit more from the background. I also created a banner where I embossed the word birthday in silver embossing powder and attached it to the card using 3D foam squares. Before adhering the card to a white card base, I added some sequins and white dots using my Gelly Roll pen.

Sending you love

For this card, I also die cut a frame and a piece of white cardstock with the Stitched Rectangles dies and a bunch of heart balloons from the Celebration time dies. Then, I white embossed three clouds from the Soaring for you stamp set and inked the cardstock with Hero Arts pastel blue ink and a mini-ink applicator (I know that’s not how you usually use these inks, but I didn’t have any other soft blue and it worked pretty well).

Sending love 3

For the sentiment, I covered the word “love” and the little heart using some post-it tape and then embossed it with Ranger super fine detail silver embossing powder. I die cut the word Love from the Small Love You waffle die using silver glitter cardstock to complete the sentiment. To color the heart balloons, I used Copic markers (V12, V15 and V17) and then glued white threads to their backs before placing them on my card. I stamped the cute little bunny from Lawn Fawn’s Snow Day stamp set and colored it with Copics before fuzzy cutting it with my scissors.

Once I had all the elements, I adhered them to the card, added Wink of Stella Clear to the balloons and a little heart and silver sequin to a couple of them. To finish my card, I attached both pieces to a soft blue card base.

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Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Amanda for being our guest!

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  1. These two cards are just adorable!! I love the die cutting idea on the first one and the heart shaped balloons on the second!! That little bunny is just too cute as well!! TFS!!

  2. Both of these cards are happy inspiration indeed! Love the negative use of the die cut balloons with pretty patterned paper behind–an idea to use with other dies in my collection! The liittle Lawn Fawn bunny is so cute in the second one. Adorable cards!

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