Balloon Celebration Greeting Card Remake - SBTD July Hop | Stampin Up

Happy Friday!

I hope you have had a wonderful week! We have been having an amazing summer and have just been super busy so it was been WONDERFUL to get back into my craft room and play around.

It's time again for the Stampers by the Dozen blog hop! And this month's theme was such a great idea! We are recreating our first or older projects. I think this is such a good idea! I love revisiting my old work and seeing how I've grown and how my style has changed.

So I decided to "recreate" (yes I put that in quotes you'll see why) the first card I made a video on. You can check out that amazing piece of work (yes, that is sarcasm) right down here:

Now for my "recreation"... when I approached this I just decided I'm going to take all the same supplies and see what I ended up making. You'll notice, this is very similar to my original project and what can I say, this has always been on of my favorite cards I've ever made so I guess it makes sense that I came up with something pretty similar to the original.

So I started with stamping and punching out all of my balloons. One of the best tips for this punch especially is to make sure you have a clear idea on the orientation of how the images need to be to punch correctly. You just have to make sure the orientation is correct or you'll end up wasting a lot of paper and potentially ruining some of your images.

I did punch way more balloons than I actually needed but I'd rather have more options to play around with to come up with the design I like. But can we just take a second and appreciate how amazing these colors look together especially on the DSP?

Next, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the balloon strings on the DSP. I would highly recommend using something like the Stamparatus especially with this paper. Because it has foil on it, it takes a minute for the ink to set so you really do need to stamp it once let it dry and then stamp again if the image isn't 100% solid.

After that, I just played around with the balloons until I found a layout that I liked. This is the fun part! I honestly could sit here forever playing with these and moving them around.

Once I had everything right where I wanted it, I used Snail to adhere down the balloons that were further back and Dimensionals to stick down the balloons in the front. This gives a really nice layered look.

I used some gold embossing powder with the Thoughtful Banners set and the Duet Banner punch. This makes the perfect sentiment for this card!

After that, I just cut all my pieces and put it all together! I seriously love how this turned out! Even if it wasn't all that different from the original :)

Make sure you click the link below to check out the next project in the hop!

Happy crafting!

Xoxo, Lyndsay

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