Hi there, crafty friends! It’s Leica writing on the Spellbinders Blog. Today, I want to share with you three cards I made using the new Carissa Wiley – It’s My Party collection. I absolutely adore this collection because I’m always in need of birthday cards to send to my family and friends.
For my first card, I created a shaker card using the Giant Party Balloon. I used Pastel Pink Hot Foil on Pink Sand Color Essentials Cardstock to hot foil the balloon. To make a fun background for the shaker balloon, I hot foiled the Starburst Glimmer Hot Foil Plate in Pastel Mint. Then, I hot-foiled the Happy Birthday sentiment and cut it with the matching die. I filled the shaker with colorful sequins for a joyful and festive touch. Finally, I attached the balloon shaker onto a card panel made from Alabaster cardstock and glued it onto an A2-sized white card base. To add a little extra sparkle, I scattered some sequins here and there.
Moving on to my second card, I heat embossed the Party Balloon Garland Clear Stamp Set in gold on Alabaster cardstock. Then, I used Distress Oxide Inks in Dried Marigold, Kitsch Flamingo, Spun Sugar, and Twisted Citron to ink through the Balloon Garland & Sentiments Stencil. This created a colorful and playful backdrop for my card. I also hot-foiled one of the sentiments from the It’s My Party Glimmer Sentiments collection and cut it with the corresponding die. I added some foam tape to the sentiment and placed it in the center of the card to give it dimension. To complete the look, I used the Party Balloons Bouquet Glimmer Hot Foil Plate in Pink Pastel to create a bow, which I foam mounted on the lower left part of the card. Finally, I glued the card panel onto an A2-sized white card base.
For my last card, I used the Party Balloons Bouquet Glimmer Hot Foil Plate as the focal point. I hot-foiled the trio of balloons on white cardstock and used the coordinating die to cut them out. To make the design on the balloons, I used Distress Oxide Inks in Dried Marigold, Kitsch Flamingo, Mowed Lawn, Spun Sugar, and Squeezed Lemonade with the Balloon Bouquet Designs Stencils. I attached the balloons with foam tape onto a small card panel in Pink Sand cardstock. Then, I matted this onto an Alabaster cardstock that I ran through the machine with the Optical Arches Embossing Folder. For some extra sparkle and interest, I added some fun sequins here and there.
That’s all for my cards. I hope you enjoyed them and feel inspired to create some cards for your friends and loved ones. Crafting with this new collection was an absolute joy, and I’m sure you’ll have a blast too!