Thursday, 3 September 2020

Balloon Shaker Slimline Card

Hello crafty friends ...

It's time for a new Challenge at Your Next Stamp - 
the Fun Friday Challenge #147 has a theme of 'Keep It Clean (clean and simple card)'
We are partying all month, so let's add something extra to our creations - embellishments, gumdrops etc.

The Fun Friday Challenges come with two chances to win prizes!!
Comment on the YNS BlogInstagram or Facebook pages for a chance to win a free stamp set. Comment on all three to increase your chances, but comments must be left by September 9th 2020. The winner will be announced on September 11th on the YNS Blog.

More details about the prizes at the end of my post.

If you follow my blog, you will know that Clean and Simple is NOT my usual style, so this was a real challenge for me. I did end up adding lots of colour inside, which helped the card 'fit me' a little better. Ha.

I had mailed Back To School shaker cards to all of the Grandkids except the youngest, who isn't old enough for school yet. This is the card I mailed to her, because she loves to get Happy Mail too and I knew if her brother got a shaker card Alma would want one as well.
I didn't add any Gumdrops to this card (gasp) since the shaker was created with a double layer of foam tape and was quite bulky enough. 

I used one of the cute hamsters from the new Hammie Happy Birthday, snipping off the stamped balloon and adding penned balloon strings coming from the shaker. The 'Super Cool Kid' is also from the Hammie Happy Birthday set!

Inside, I used a heart stencil and my blending brushes to add colour to the inside panel. Then I also added a strip of Washi Tape on the far left, glueing the ends down so it didn't lift. Finally, I added a stitched wavy circle as a signing block. This is where we wrote our note to our Granddaughter Alma.

The Fun Friday Challenge #147 runs through September 17th 2020 at midnight EST. One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives an additional $5 gift certificate for a total of $20!!  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes. Check it all out on the Your Next Stamp blog HERE. 

Stitched Wavy Circle - Your Next Stamp

Various Card Stocks
Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes
Various shaker filler from my stash
Rainbow Wheels shaker filler - Studio Katia
Mini MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Copic Markers
Black Marker
Sakura black glaze and white gel pens
Heart Stencil -
Washi Tape - Erin Condrin

Card size - 3.5 x 8.5", fits in a #10 Business Envelope

Thanks for stopping by today


StampOwl said...

this is adorable, love that cute puppy with the shaker balloon

Toni said...

Sweet cards--love the bright colours.