Stampin’ Up! Balloon Celebration for Totally Techniques

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A very Merry Christmas to you all!  Hope that you all have a wonderful holiday with family and friends.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Balloon Celebration stamp set from the upcoming Occasions Catalog to create my card for the monthly Totally Techniques blog hop.  This month we’re focusing on the masking tape technique.  Here is my card:

Balloon Celebration - Stamp With Amy K

I created a quick written tutorial for the Masking Tape Technique for another card that I made, you can check out my tutorial here.

The design for my card was inspired by Retrosketches #195.

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I started by using Blue Painters Tape and my Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry ink pads to create the striped background on a panel of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the balloon string image from the Balloon Celebration photopolymer stamp set (available Jan 5) on a panel of White Vellum in Basic Black Archival ink.  I adhered the vellum panel over the striped panel with Glue Dots (hidden under the areas where the balloons would be adhered).

Balloon Celebration 1 - Stamp With Amy K

I adhered the striped panel to a panel of Mint Macaron card stock with SNAIL, then to a Melon Mambo card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the solid balloon images from the Balloon Celebration stamp set in Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry inks on a panel of Whisper White card stock.

Balloon Celebration 3 - Stamp With Amy K

I stamped the dotted balloon images in corresponding colors over the solid balloon images, then punched them out with the matching Balloon Bouquet Punch (available Jan 5).  I adhered the balloon punches to the card front with Glue Dots, then tied a bow from the Baker’s Twine Combo Pack (available Jan 5) and adhered it to the card front with a rolled up Glue Dot.

Balloon Celebration 2 - Stamp With Amy K

I stamped the sentiment from the Balloon Celebration stamp set on a strip of Whisper White card stock, punched both ends with the Banner Punch and adhered it with Glue Dots to the card front.  I added three of the It’s My Party Enamel Dots (available Jan 5) to finish it.

Balloon Celebration 4 - Stamp With Amy K

I stamped the balloon images from the Balloon Celebration stamp set in Basic Black Archival, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron and Melon Mambo inks on a Whisper White panel inside the card.

You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Okay, on with the hop!  Click the banner below to move forward to Lee Conrey’s fantastic project.

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If you get lost along the way, here is a list of the participants in the Totally Techniques Blog Hop:

  1. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand
  2. Amy Koenders – USA <= You Are Here
  3. Lee Conrey – USA
  4. Shelagh Freemantle – Canada
  5. Marine Wiplier – France
  6. Erna Logtenberg – Netherlands
  7. Heather Wright-Porto – USA

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Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! Dec 22-28

Here are this weeks Weekly Deals:

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through December 28.

Backorder List From Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! has provided us with the list of items currently on backorder with their anticipated in-stock dates.

8 January

  • 126995: Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades (1,004 backordered; 6,688 expected) – will likely be delayed until February due to a quality issue


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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Melon Mambo – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base
  • Mint Macaron – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel
  • Whisper White  – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, six Balloon Bouquet Punches, 5/8″ x 3″ strip, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
  • White Vellum – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Price: $5.25

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7 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Balloon Celebration for Totally Techniques

  1. Amy, I just love your card. I am going to have to try this with the tape. Just so nice. Hope you are enjoying a wonderful Christmas Day. Merry Christmas
    Best wishes, Karren

  2. Love your card Amy. I am going to try the tape technique. Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas Day. Merry Christmas.
    Best wishes,

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