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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Sparkly and Easy Glitter Balloon Background

#INKcredibleTechnique - Stenciled Glitter Background

The sparkly background on this card is easy to reproduce with minimal supplies.

Card made with Stampinup's Happy Birthday Thinlit Dies and Balloon Bouquet Punch as a stencil for the glitter background  by StampLadyKatie

The first step was the color on the card face. Starting with a white piece of paper, I lightly sponged two colors across the card face.  The darker Calypso Coral on top and shaded down to the lighter So Saffron


Card made with Stampinup's Happy Birthday Thinlit Dies and Balloon Bouquet Punch as a stencil for the glitter background  by StampLadyKatie
The glittery balloons in the background are subtle but really help make this card something special.  

I used a punch to get the balloon shape, but you could easily reproduce something similar with circles. I do have links to all the product used at the end of the post. The steps are super easy ...
  • Punch the hole
  • Position the hole over the card face and use a sponge to dab liquid glue into the opening
  • Reposition as desired to fill the space
  • Sprinkle with glitter and let it dry
While the glittery balloons do catch your eye, the main focal piece of the card is the sentiment.


Card made with Stampinup's Happy Birthday Thinlit Dies and Balloon Bouquet Punch as a stencil for the glitter background  by StampLadyKatie
For the focal point, you could layer anything over this pretty background, but I took the easy route, this sentiment is a diecut. And using glimmer paper adds a lot to the sparkly festive mood of the card.

If you're pressed for time then doing one simple diecut for the sentiment is lots quicker than stamping and prepping a more complicated focal piece.  

Other than the drying time for the glitter this is really a quick and easy card.

If you want a quick way to add a stand-out sentiment to a card then definitely add the Happy Birthday Thinlits to your shopping list.

And if you want a "wow" technique to impress people, then add glittering through a stencil to your list of go-to techniques.


If you haven't browsed the Stampin'UP! store I encourage you to spend a little time there. This is a great company with wonderful product. I do receive commission on sales and I appreciate your business - thank-you. My commission is paid by the company, you pay nothing extra when purchasing product through me.

I hope I've inspired you. I'm happy to answer questions about this or any other project. My email is in the header at the top of the page.




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