Happy 4th Birthday!


Made for my granddaughter's 4th birthday. She loves the color purple, animals and balloons. So I wrapped them up into one birthday card for her!

The sketch is from Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge #400 which required the inclusion of three rectangles, and the use of your favorite patterns. 

The kangaroo is cut from a pattern paper from the Stampin' Up! (SU) "Animal Expedition" designer series paper. The animal pattern and berry colored pattern behind that are from the same paper pack. The leafy background is from the retired SU "Botanical Gardens" pack.

The balloon was punched from SU Elegant Eggplant cardstock, then three white punched "4's" were glued together as a stack, then glued to the balloon. The entire balloon was inked with clear Versamark, then coated with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, and heat set. In the photo you can see a bit of light reflecting off the shiny embellishment that results.

I felt the kangaroo just looked to plain and flat, so I also embossed it to make it a bit darker and shiny. Both the kangaroo and balloon were attached to the 2"x 4" rectangular panel using adhesive foam strips. A piece of string was tied to the balloon, and tucked behind the kangaroo's paw.

The topmost rectangular panels had their corners rounded with a punch. All panels were glued to the card front with Tombow.

I am rating the difficulty level for this card as a "2" out of a possible "5". Once you choose your pattern paper, it comes together rather quickly. I took 3x longer to choose my papers than in assembly of the card itself!!! I think my granddaughter will be excited when she opens her card!

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