Introducing… Birthday Sentiments, Background Blocks Party Confetti & Balloon Bash Stencil

Introducing… Birthday Sentiments, Background Blocks Party Confetti & Balloon Bash Stencil


Welcome to the first day of the product introductions. This is the exciting bit, where you get to see the sneak peeks in action!

Today myself and the Design Teams are introducing 3 of the February / 6th Birthday Release products, Birthday Sentiments, Background Blocks Party Confetti & Balloon Bash Stencil. As you can see by the titles, they all have a birthday / celebratory theme to them.
To start the hop and find all the Design Team links (in case you get lost along the way, as the DT has grown) click HERE.
Now how about a look at these stamps in action…
First up I thought I would share a card using the Balloon Bash Stencil and just one of the mix and match sentiments from Birthday Sentiments. If you like the previously released Festive Sentiments, then I think you might just LOVE this sentiment set too ūüėČ
I started out with some smooth watercolour card, I use The Langton Hot Pressed (Smooth) Grain Satiné. I selected 5 colours of Distress Oxide in to form a rainbow effect. I then simply applied the colour through one of the balloon images in the stencil starting from Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers & Wilted Violet. I then spritzed the card with some water and dabbed the excess to achieve the mottled oxide effect on the balloons.
The balloon strings are stamped from the previously released Balloon Bash clear stamp set and then I used my MISTI tool to stamp the sentiment in VersaFine Onyx Black ink a couple of times to get a nice smooth, solid impression.
Next I decided to ink up Background Blocks Party Confetti as I wanted to give my new go to technique a whirl on it! I simply love the direct to stamp colouring with water based markers. And this stamp simply calls for a rainbow of colours, don’t you think?!
For this card I placed the Background Block inside my small MISTI stamping tool and chose to colour the block with my Stampin’ Up! Brights marker collection. I simply started with a colour and just randomly coloured the elements in the design and simply repeated this for each colour until the block was all coloured.
I then ‘huff’ over the stamp to moisten the ink. As¬†The process is quite time consuming, the ink can dry onto the stamp, so you need to do this before you stamp or you will get a dull stamped image. But I think the results are worth the effort!¬†After I had stamped the image I trimmed it down and adhered it to a Tempting Turquoise card base. I added sentiments from Birthday Sentiments and embellished with a yummy cupcake from Celebrate With Cake.
Before I removed the¬†Background Blocks Party Confetti from the MISTI tool, I decided to spritz the image with some water and stamped the design onto some watercolour card, this formed the base for my next card design…
Again, such a cool effect and the colours are a little more muted this time, with being watered down. This time I embellished the card with a duo of stamped balloons from the Balloon Bash clear stamp set and another mix and match sentiment from Birthday Sentiments.
That’s all I have created to share with you today! Be sure to hop on over to sweet Carol to see the creativity there. If you get lost along the way here is the list of Design Team Blog Links…

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Comments (15)

  • Julie B Reply

    What a great inspiring trio Bev. Love the soft w/c effect background and the DO inked balloons. ūüôā

    23rd February 2018 at 10:06 am
  • Rahmat Reply

    Love the balloons, and the colorful confetti looks awesome, sure looks time consuming.i gotta try that, and I am loving the last card.

    23rd February 2018 at 11:34 am
  • Jane Reply

    Will need to try that huffing technique and I love the watercoloured effect too. Fabulous inspiration Bev!

    23rd February 2018 at 1:53 pm
  • carol Reply

    Celebration and partying happening all over your trio of delights, Bev! The rainbow balloons are delightful; the confetti a charming backdrop for your yummy cupcake and balloon duo! I predict full on sell-outs of these three sets; hope you ordered lots!

    23rd February 2018 at 2:19 pm
  • Nancy Littrell Reply

    Beautiful creative cards using your new UNIKO products. I love the font on the large words and all the choices of small words. Fun background stamp and stenciled balloons too. TFS Hugs

    23rd February 2018 at 5:11 pm
  • Carole Dixon Reply

    I love your three cards Bev..especially the first on with the big balloons. Lovely vibrant colours. I can see this is another card(plastic) bending release!

    23rd February 2018 at 5:35 pm
  • Marjorie DUMONTIER Reply

    These birthdays cards are absolutely perfect !

    23rd February 2018 at 9:03 pm
  • Vicki Reply

    Such bright fun cards. Love the way you spritzed the stamp to get a second image.

    24th February 2018 at 1:08 am
  • Sue D Reply

    Festive and colorful cards!

    24th February 2018 at 4:13 am
  • Linda W Reply

    These are gorgeous Bev …. I love the coloured balloons, and the new background stamp looks fab, especially coloured with the markers, love the effect xx

    24th February 2018 at 11:03 am
  • Deborah Frings Reply

    Love the rainbow balloons, and the celebrate with cake card, but it’s the soft watercolour effect on the last card that I just love! xx

    24th February 2018 at 12:12 pm
  • Izzy Reply

    Three fabulous cards, Bev ! The three of them with fun and vibrant colours, just perfect for these festive Sentiments ! I always admire how you coloured each details with your pen. I tried your method but it doesn’t work with my pens, they dry to quickly. Love the watercolour look of your last card, such an awesome result ! xx

    25th February 2018 at 11:13 am
  • kanda Reply

    Fabulous cards. Love the confetti background and those balloons are super xx

    25th February 2018 at 1:34 pm
  • Valerija Reply

    Beautiful cards. So sweet, wonderful backgrounds and great colours.

    26th February 2018 at 1:03 pm
  • Iris Soscia Reply

    Such pretty cards – love the stencils.

    28th February 2018 at 6:03 pm

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