Simon Say Stamp - Birthday Background Cards Trio



Hello Lovelies! Do you ever have enough Birthday Cards in your stash? I love when you can get a "two-fer" card out of one diecut, but here we will use the Balloon Background Die from Simon Says Stamp's Good Luck Charm Release for a card trio!


We will take one sheet of A2 Holographic Rainbow Cardstock and do some paper-piecing with the Balloon Background to make our cards!


Simon Says Stamp has this paper in both A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") and Letter (8 1/2" x 11") and I especially like the A2 size as you can get the entire rainbow of color in a format perfect for the A2 cards that I make most often. In addition to paper and die-cuts, let's review the key supplies for this card.


Card Essentials:



Click here to view the full supply list or check out the one linked in the gallery at the bottom of this post when you have finished exploring this card.


BTW, did you notice the Simon has the cutest paw-print Triangle Trays for keeping your little bits together on your work surface and helping you get them back into their containers!



Time to bring on the balloons!!!


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY SASS CARD - Die-cutting, Paper-piecing and Staining Sentiment Strips

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Featuring:

  • Simon Says Stamp Balloon Background Die

  • Simon Says Stamp A2 Holographic Rainbows Cardstock

  • Simon Says Stamp CZ Design Sentiment Strips - Sassy Birthday

  • Simon Says Stamp Detail Tapestry Plate Die

  • Simon Says Stamp End of the Rainbow Sequins



Die-cut the Holographic Rainbow cardstock using the Ballon Background Die , setting aside ALL the negative pieces for use in the other cards.












Die-cut white cardstock with the Detail Tapestry Die and trim to 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to an A2-sized card base.













Adhere holographic diecut to Detail Tapestry layer with Bearly Craft Glue.













Select your favorite rainbow of dye ink pads and color the selected white sentiment strips by applying inks with a Blender Brush. Apply foam tape to the Strips.











The Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-tion helps me keep the card still when applying and aligning the Sentiment Strips.












Place some End of the Rainbow Sequins in a Triangle Tray to easily select them for adhering to the card.













With a rainbow of color on the front of this card, using only clear sequins gives a bit of sparkle without adding clutter!



Holographic rainbow cardstock for the win!


Now your only question should be who to give all this sassiness to?





 

WISHING YOU THE HAPPIEST CARD - Die-cutting, Paper-piecing and Wet-embossing A Sentiment

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Die-cut Layer: 4" x 5 1/4"

Featuring:

  • Simon Says Stamp Balloon Background Die

  • Simon Says Stamp A2 Holographic Rainbows Cardstock

  • Simon Says Stamp Detail Ringlet Plate Die

  • Simon Says Stamp CZ Design Clean Line Stacks Stamp Set



PREPARE THE STENCIL BACKGROUND & INK-BLENDED DIECUT

Die-cut white cardstock with the Detail Ringlet Die and trim to 4" x 5 1/4".














Die-cut white cardstock using the Ballon Background Die and adhere the balloon outline die-cut to the Detail Ringlet layer.













Insert and adhere the balloon shapes from the holographic rainbow diecut into the white outline.





























MINI EMBOSSING TUTORIAL - get a raised impression in any color using only clear embossing powder!

  1. Select an embossing powder tool like the Rabbit Hole Designs Cottontail Powder Tool, to dust your cardstock with anti-static powder and ensure that your embossing powder sticks only to the wet ink that you will use

  2. If using the Rabbit Hole Designs Cottontail Powder Tool, pump the barrel to release powder into the brush

  3. Align stamp in Stamping Tool and ink with Intense Black Ink

  4. Stamp onto cardstock until you have a clean impression

  5. Clean stamp of any residual black ink and without moving the stamp or the paper, ink the stamp again in Clear Ink

  6. Dust the clear-inked image with clear powder and heat-set with a heat gun to melt the powder


Die-cut your newly embossed sentiment,













Pop-up with foam tape and adhere to the card front.














Select only gold sequins to embellish this card.















A little bit of bling never hurts!



This is sure to brighten the day of any Birthday Girl or Boy!


 

VERY HOLOGRAPHIC HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARD - Die-cutting, Paper-piecing

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Featuring:

  • Simon Says Stamp Balloon Background Die

  • Simon Says Stamp A2 Holographic Rainbows Cardstock

  • Simon Says Stamp Big Happy Birthday Wafer Die

  • Simon Says Stamp Cardstock - Black Glossy




PREPARE THE STENCIL BACKGROUND & INK-BLENDED DIECUT

Die-cut Black Glossy cardstock with the Balloon Background Die














Select the Balloon Background diecut frame from the pile you set aside previously.













Outline the reverse side with Craft Tacky glue for a strong bond and adhere to a card base.













Adhere black Balloon Background outline into the holographic "balloon frame" and excepting the balloons and their loops, fill in remaining negative spaces with the pieces of holographic cardstock.










Diecut the Big Happy Birthday sentiment out of Glossy Black cardstock and adhere to a white cardstock outline.













Adhere the diecut sentiment and sequins to finish!















Once again, I'm mesmerized by these balloons and the shiny rainbow paper!





 

Lovelies, I hope you had your sunglasses on for this post but it was worth it if you enjoyed the cards. LOL


Thank you for visiting and see you soon!

 

SUPPLIES:

I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. All stamps used today were part of my maker package from Simon Says Stamp. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with SimonSaysStamp.com.