Monday, April 13, 2015

Happy Birthday balloons

I am seeing spotlight stamping everywhere and I want to give it a try.  What I have seen most is a background stamped with a bold sentiment then some shapes are used to do the spotlight.  I searched everywhere in my stash but couldn't seem to find such a good stamp for spotlight stamping.

Determined to give it a try, I made my own "background" by stamping the sentiment repeatedly.  Here's what I have made:

And yes, I stamped the sentiment "Happy Birthday" 20 times - 5 times on each cardstock.  Good thing is that clear stamp allows easy alignment so it actually didn't take that long.  Of course, had I done a better job at planning where the balloons would go, I wouldn't have to stamp so many times on the colored cardstock.

A happy dance for understanding the reason for poor quality pictures for the past few days.  Ever since I took pictures of my newborn nephew, I forgot to change the settings.  Oops.  I blame the cold I caught on Easter, which left my brain working in a slow motion.

My card is entering the following challenges:
Crafts 2 Celebrate - Anything Goes
613 Create - Anything Goes (I've picked A2, birthday, metallic)

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Penny Black - Birthdays

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. i love it! great job with the technique - i love the balloons! thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more.

  2. Hi Joyce,

    Beautiful card and brilliant stamping to get it all lined up. Thank you for joining us over at challenge 7. Good Luck.

    Love &Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. Awesome CAS card! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Spread the word! Our challenge is always anything goes! Good luck!

    La-Vie B. – Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog DT
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

  4. Hi Joyce
    very pretty C&S birthday card...
    thanks for joining us at C2C
    hope to see you againand wish you good luck
    Lady DT

  5. The balloons are such an elevating element in this beautiful CAS design. Thanks for slipping this under our door here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  6. Joyce, this is simply beautiful! Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create and I hope you'll join us again soon.

    Em AKA Creative Em
    613 Avenue Create DT

  7. Sweet and lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more Challenge, good luck;-))m