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CAS Balloons

Hi All!

I love this new balloon set I got not too long ago. There are 5 different shapes, and each shape has 3 stamps. Today I’m using the two multi-step stamps that give a dimensional look to the balloons.

I find that using water to blend multi-step stamps just a little bit smooths out the lines between the colors and makes it even more realistic. Here is a close-up of the balloons:

CAS Balloons

Notice that I didn’t use any stamp alignment tool for these stamps – they are very easy to line up.

Today is my last post for 2017! Thanks to all of you for a fantastic year at LiveLoveCards – it wouldn’t be what it is without all of you. I appreciate your presence more than you know. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Balloon panel 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches 10.8 x 13.3 cm
Black strip 1/4 inch 6 mm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm

Supplies:

Let's Party Again
Let’s Party Again
Create 365 Brights Washi Tape
Create 365 Brights Washi Tape
Picked Raspberry Distress Ink
Picked Raspberry
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo Marker (part of Brights set)
Melon Mambo Marker
Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink
Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink
EH|SSS
Carved Pumpkin Marker
Carved Pumpkin Marker
EH|SSS
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink
Squeezed Lemonade
EH|SSS
Scattered Straw Distress Ink
Scattered Straw
EH|SSS
Mustard Seed Marker
Mustard Seed Marker
EH|SSS
Twisted Citron Distress Ink
Twisted Citron Distress Ink
EH|SSS
Wild Wasabi Marker (part of Subtles)
Wild Wasabi Marker (part of Subtles)
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink
Peacock Feathers
EH|SSS
Peacock Feathers Marker
Peacock Feathers Marker
EH|SSS
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
EH|SSS
Copic Multiliner Pens, 4 pack
Copic Multiliner Pens
Gansai Tambi Black
Gansai Tambi Black
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Aqua Painter
Aqua Painter
Canson Mix Media Paper
Canson Mix Media Paper
BLSY|AMZN
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
EH|SSS

Comments

  1. wrote on December 29th, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Connie

    Well, you finished the year well. Your card is clean and simple and very elegant looking as usual. I’ve enjoyed all the new ideas and techniques you’ve shared with us during the year. This community is very special and that’s because you really do so much to make it that way. THANKS DARLENE! AND HAPPY 2018 TO YOU AND EVERYONE AT LIVE LOVE CARDS!!!

    • wrote on December 29th, 2017 at 10:11 am

      darlene

      Happy New Year to you too, Connie! 🙂

  2. wrote on December 29th, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Dayse

    Such a clean look to this card. I was actually really surprised the way distress ink stood up to 2nd gen stamping it did really well. Mine usually give a faded out look. The stamp set is cute and I think it will go on my wish list. Love the black to balance it all out. Thanks for a fabulous year of inspiration and fun. Happy New Year to you and the LLC community.

    • wrote on December 30th, 2017 at 10:01 am

      darlene

      Hi Dayse. I was surprised by the stamping off quality of the distress ink too! I hope you have a Happy New Year!

  3. wrote on December 29th, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Delusional1

    Beautiful Card…Love the technique…Happy, Happy New Year!

    • wrote on December 30th, 2017 at 10:02 am

      darlene

      Happy New Year to you too Delusional1! 🙂

  4. wrote on December 29th, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Carol Mac

    Love those balloons! Thanks for having a couple of videos during the xmas break! Happy New Year to you and yours, as well as everyone at LLL!!! 😎

    • wrote on December 30th, 2017 at 10:02 am

      darlene

      You’re very welcome Carol – I just can’t stay away. 🙂 Happy New Year to you too!

  5. wrote on December 29th, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    anitac

    I also love the clean simple look to this card. I would like to thank you for another great year of sharing your knowledge and expertise with us. LLC is such a great inspiration and truly enjoyable. Happy New Year to you and your family Darlene and to the LLC community!

    • wrote on December 30th, 2017 at 10:01 am

      darlene

      Thank you Anita! Happy New Year to you too!

  6. wrote on December 29th, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Glenismaree

    I am not really a “balloon person” but these balloons are gorgeous which means I will probably become a “balloon person”??? Well, another year has passed and I would just like to say a big THANK YOU Darlene for sharing with us your amazing talent. Happy New Year to you and your family and to the LLC community.

    • wrote on December 30th, 2017 at 10:03 am

      darlene

      Same to you, Glenis. It’s wonderful to have you here! 🙂

  7. wrote on December 30th, 2017 at 5:41 am

    swimbikerunat60

    Well my dear Darlene, what a fabulous, colorful and fun way to end this year!! Love this balloons and the way you stamped them, this could be a great card for kids and adults too.
    I want to join in to thank you for a wonderful year of inspiration and for your kindness sharing your talent with all of us, I want to wish for you and your beautiful family a Healthy, Joyful and Peaceful 2018 as well as to all of us at the LiveLoveCards community.
    I want to also thank all of the fabulous ladies in my Christmas card group for your beautiful Christmas cards, I was so happy to receive cards from as far as Austria, Switzerland, Germany and also from the good old USA.
    Big Hugs to all of you.
    Maria.

    • wrote on December 30th, 2017 at 10:03 am

      darlene

      Happy New Year to you too Maria. I hope 2018 is a great one for you!

  8. wrote on December 31st, 2017 at 9:53 am

    CraftyDad

    Another great card. Thanks for sharing!

    Happy New Year! And best wishes for an awesome 2018.

    : )

    • wrote on January 1st, 2018 at 11:45 pm

      darlene

      Happy New Year to you and your family too, Michael!

  9. wrote on December 31st, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    RDH95

    Darlene,
    What a fun card to end 2017! I have enjoyed being a member of LLC. You are so inspirational. I especially want to thank you for taking time to try new products and giving your opinion about them. Also, thank you for organizing the card exchange groups for birthdays and holidays. I enjoyed getting cards from everyone in my groups. Wishing you and everyone in LLC a happy 2018!😌

    • wrote on January 1st, 2018 at 11:46 pm

      darlene

      You’re welcome, RDH! I’m so glad you enjoyed the exchanges. Happy New Year!

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