Sunday, June 14, 2015

Big Balloon Ideas



Welcome to the third group post for Papertrey Ink's June release, featuring .... balloons! What's more fun and festive than balloons? They work for everything from birthdays and graduations to anniversaries, weddings, and all sorts of holidays. The design team has all sorts of balloon ideas to share today. 

Remember, all of the June release products will be available June 15 at 10 pm in the Papertrey Ink store.

For today's project, I chose to work with the new Shaker Shapes: Balloon dies. These are so FUN! I love the confetti-filled balloons that I see all over Pinterest, and now I can make paper versions, filled with die-cut confetti, glitter, sequins, beads, you name it.

I wanted my balloons to have a translucent look, so I die-cut two backer pieces out of Sheer Basics Vellum. Next I cut two acetate pieces. Since I was filling with glitter, which doesn't need much depth, instead of popping up with foam, I added the glitter and stitched the layers closed. The frame pieces were die-cut from Luxe Silver Cardstock and adhered on top to cover up the stitching and give the balloons a nice finished look.


I also die-cut some of the balloon confetti (which comes with the Shaker Shapes: Balloon die set), and added some white tone-on-tone streamers and stars to the background panel. The balloon strings are also die-cut using the new Balloon Strings dies. Last, I added a gold foil die-cut sentiment. This sentiment die is included in the Shaker Shapes: Balloon die set. You can't see in the photo, but I coated all the white background pieces with a clear Wink of Stella pen.

For more inspiration, visit the design team blogs:

Thanks for visiting today!


21 comments:

Brenda Gordon said...

What a great card, Amy! I love it.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty, Amy!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful!!!

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful card! I like the transparency of the balloons.

jan metcalf said...

The tone on tone confetti is a nice background!

Tracy said...

beautiful and elegant!

angelzmom said...

Wow! Whimsical yet very elegant card. Perfect!

Betty Sue said...

I LOVE your card! It's stunning!!!

Nancy said...

Great looking card, love the silver shaker and the all white card and details, perfect!

Gina said...

Oh, Amy!! This is STUNNING!!!! Simple. Elegant. Fantastic!

Jackie Parkins said...

Very elegant! I love the gold and silver against the white card, it's stunning.

Susie Sonnier said...

Such an elegant card.

Larissa Heskett said...

Just BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the Sparkle and the Regal feel!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Kathy Krug said...

Love the elegant look of your shaker card,

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!

MTPatB said...

Amy, I love shaker cards and your idea for the vellum balloons is fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

Lynne said...

Amy - I so love your style! The white on white is awesome!

Susi Kelly said...

Amy, this card is lovely! I love the white-on-white elegance of it.

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Amy,

This card Is a STUNNER!!!! Once again PTI is soooo lucky to have you !

Cariños,
María Alba

Kris in Alaska said...

I adore balloon cards and yours is top notch!

Sharbogast said...

Absolutely love this card!!