10 Minute Birthday Card + Tips

Here’s a bright and cheerful birthday card that comes together in minutes. Balloons work for everyone!

Celebrate by Tami Hartley for Hero Arts

I think one of the best things about handmade cards is being able to personalize them for the recipient. I’ve stamped the birthday girl’s age onto one of the balloons, using the numbers from the Alpha Tabs Stamp & Cut.


A few tips on the creation of this card:

– Slightly offset the solid balloon stamp and the outline stamp for a whimsical look. If you prefer the aligned look, the stamps are very easy to line up.

– Stamp the polka dot image included in the Balloon Animal Birthday set with Unicorn White pigment ink on top of the neon balloons for added interest.

– Stamping with Charcoal ink can be a nice alternative to black. It’s just a bit softer, yet still stands outs. I stamped the sentiment, balloon outlines, strings, and numbers in Charcoal.

– Instead of adding bulky layers of paper, build up flat layers of color. For this card, I first painted a wash of pink watercolor. Then I added pink splatters. And finally, I stamped Kelly's Wood Grid on top with Neon Pink ink. (Did you know today is National Pink Day?!)

– Cut tiny triangles from glitter tape and use them as confetti-like embellishments. One roll of tape = approximately ten bazillion glittery triangles! :)

Wishing you a bright and happy Thursday. Thanks for stopping by!



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