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Make a wish - by Bonnie

May 16, 2023

Make a wish - by Bonnie

Hello and welcome. 


Today I'd like to share another card I made as guest designer for Gerda Steiner Designs for their May 2023 release.  Today I'm sharing a cute birthday card that could be used for all ages.

I started out by stamping my images from the Cupcake Mice set, along with my saying, on scrap Neenah white card stock then coloring using both Prismacolor and Copic markers before layering and adding three white brads.  I then dug through my brad stash to locate the balloon brads I knew I had somewhere but haven't used in a long time.  After adding an orange balloon brad, I then lightly stippled leftover pacific pointe ink around my image panel.  Taking a Marvy balloon punch I've had for years, I punched out red, blue, and yellow balloons to add to my card using both glue dots and pop dots.  For my card, I took a Rubbernecker birthday balloons stencilI had won (and not used yet), and blended Stampin Up summer sun, pure poppy and pacific pointe inks using my blending brushes from Picket Fence Studios before adhering it to my card.  Taking a black gel pen, I highlighted the make a wish before adding faux stitching and then "strings" for my balloons.  The final touches were yellow ice stickles and a clear 3D glaze pen to highlight the birthday hat, eyes and mouse's nose.


Here's the progression of my card:



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Stamps: Gerda Steiner Designs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin Up Pacific Pointe, Summer Sun, Pure Poppy
Card Stock: Neenah White; Stampin Up
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Brads, Balloon Punch, Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Black
Gel Pen, PFS Blending Brushes, Birthday Balloon Stencils, Yellow Ice Stickles, 3D Glaze Pen

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