10/07/2017

Winnie & Walter WCMD Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to the Winnie & Walter WCMD Blog Hop! I am glad you are stopping by today! You should have arrived from the wonderful Joan Bardee, if not, you'll find the complete blog hop list here on the Winnie & Walter Blog.

I honor of World Card Making Day, I made this card using one of my favorite techniques:

I first created a stencil with the new Big Round Balloon Cutaways. Now I used this stencil to ink a panel of white cardstock with various coral and mint inks. I drew the strings of the balloons with a pencil and adhered the panel to a black card base.
Then I die-cut the "happy" from In a Word: Happy Coordinating Cutaways thrice from black cardstock, layered the words and adhered it to the card. I stamped and heat-embossed the "birthday" onto a strip of black cardstock, trimmed it and adhered it. Finally, I added matching sequins.

I hope you like today's card! Now be sure to leave a comment on every blog of the hop for your chance to win one of the five $25.00 coupons to the W&W store! Your next stop is the amazing Yana Smakula!

Happy WCMD, happy hopping and good luck!!

Vanessa

77 comments:

Hussena said...

What a fun way to use the dies to create this stencilled background ..Your card is so lovely !!

Megan said...

Great way to stretch your supplies! Fun inking!

Michelle said...

Amazing colors, the perfect sentiment and a lovely bit of sparkle.......beautiful!!!!

cm said...

Wonderful to create your own stencil using the balloon dies; the results are fun and dreamy! Love this!
~carol

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow the background is sensational. LOVE this card:)

Ddlove 3 said...

Love this!

C Gray said...

Live the balloons and colors. Nice birthday card.

Lea Lawson said...

This is so pretty!! I love that you've created your own stencil...the blended balloons look amazing together! ♥

bev p said...

This just made me SO happy! I almost wish it was my birthday!!! Thanks so much. Love how the colors overlap with blend-y goodness.

Joan B said...

eek, i love this. those cutaway dies are fantastic. and making a stencil here is perfect!

Custom Crafty Lady said...

I didn't realized that you used a stencil to do the background. That's nice.
Erica

Mary Holshouser said...

happy, happy, happy.
Love the colors, the overlapping
balloons. Fun card.
thanks for sharing.

Lura said...

Va-va-voom! These colors really jump out at you. Very effective card...

Janis said...

So much fun with all those balloons! I love this creative way to use your dies to make stencils.
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Elise Smith said...

Wow! I love this color combination! This is such a fun design :)

Kim Faucher said...

Love how you layered your balloons!

Winnie Walter said...

Oh my goodness, Vanessa! This card is a real beauty and your inking is superb. Thank you so much for joining in the hop. :-)

Amy C. said...

I love all the colorful balloons! Very creative design!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Wow.. you have created an awesome background..love it totally.

Laura Chiesa said...

So pretty!!

NanW said...

I love the layered look of the balloons.

Patty said...

WOW!! My favorite card so far!! It just makes me so happy to see those wonderful colors together!

Daria Z. said...

This is absolutely wonderful! What a fun idea - I will definitely try this.

Stacey Palmer said...

Love your card, all the balloons are great. Neat use of a die. Never thought of making my own stencil. Thanks for sharing.

Janet Zeppa said...

What a very cool background!

Kate said...

this is a really fun card, love how use made the background. Awesome card :)
Kate xx

Christine said...

The colours are beautiful especially with the layering. The black greeting really pops out. The matching sequins finish it off with style!

Di said...


Love your fun card I think it is awesome and so different. Love the colours and the way you did them.
DiB.

judy said...

I love the colorful balloons; what a great idea to make your own stencil from the dies!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

That's a great card !! I love the overlapping creating a new color.

Stefanie White said...

I love your choice of colors, they layer really well. Great card!

Deborah Kaye said...

Fabulous card! I like the colors you chose for the balloons!

Akee said...

This card makes me smile, so happy and bright! I love the idea of self-made stencil with a die.

happyscrap said...

Awesome card đŸ‘đŸ» I think it’s my favorite of all the bday cards! Good job!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful work!!!! Happy World CardMaking Day!

Freda said...

Great idea! Definitely going to try this...thanks for the inspiration.

pcm said...

super happy!

Laura Buehler said...

I like how the balloons overlap.

Janet said...

Such a cheerful card, your choice of colors are very Nice! Thanks for sharing!

BarbLibrarian said...

Wow, I love those colors. Your card is fabulous. I need to try this, too. Thanks for the ideas!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love the transparency of the blending. So pretty

Jenny said...

Great card!

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW - WONDERFUL card Vanessa!
LOVE your colour combo and amazing inky dimension, LOVE your sentiment combo too!

Louisa Mochizuki said...

Beautiful background!

Helen said...

Great card. I love all the lovely colours and the way they overlay. Thanks so much for sharing.

Deeps said...

Love the stenciling and a great idea to use the balloon die negative as a stencil.

zoeysmomma1 said...

I love the cheerfulness of this card! Great card!

Michelle H said...

I'm a huge fan of balloons on cards, especially when they are overlapping. Stunning card.

Debbie said...

lovely! happy to meet you along this hop & look forward to more of your happy inspiration.

Teresa Doyle said...

This is such a fantastically fun Birthday card! Thanks for sharing Vanessa, I am going to try this!

Kati Caprara said...

Love the colors of this card -- such a happy, fun card! Balloons are so fun with the cute strings! Thanks for sharing! This is a great release!! Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Tracy A said...

I love the design and colors. Your made me smile.

cghundley said...

Awesome way to create
the stencil and lovely
inking!
Carla from Utah

Debbie B said...

Love love love this card! The colors are so pretty! I have been wanting to do this, but wasn't quite sure how! Thanks for your inspiration!

Lisa Moline said...

What a great idea to use the die cut stencil - the balloons are so sheer and pretty for the background! Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing!

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

gorgeous work :) thanks for the inspiration

Kathy Bolam said...

Absolutely love your choice of colors and the overlapping is sensational. Thank you.

Katie Baird said...

Fun card. Love the colors of the balloons. Thank you!

Alaska .Kris said...

This card goes perfectly on my Balloon Cards Pinterest board!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your festive card! Balloons are always fun! Great colors!

Karthikha said...

What a super fun card! Calls for a celebration :)

Christy Q said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the stencil you created with the dies to create that beautiful and awesome background.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful colouring!!! Nice work!!!

Laura Miller said...

Fabulous card - - makes one fill that your in a room full of balloons. Thanks for the technique tip.

Beverly S. said...

Your card has such beautiful colors with the sentiments being so bold with them. Thanks for sharing! Thank you too to Winnie & Walter for the fun WCMD activities! Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Judie said...

Stunning colourful card!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the overlapping big balloons...cool effect.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Such a pretty background. Thanks for sharing.

Angela Walters said...

This is a great birthday card. It's always good to remember we can use our dies for so much more than just cutting out a stamped image!

Karenladd said...

Whoa!! That is one celebration and a half! Your layered, translucent balloons are fun and festive

Amy Seigler said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the way you stenciled and penciled in the strings on your balloons. Great card!

Trina P. said...

Fun and colourful. Terrific birthday card.

Sue LD said...

Love the colorful balloon background.

Sindhu said...

Fun and beautiful card...loved it..

Liz O. said...

What a fun design! Love the colors! TFS!

mendo.dre said...

Sweet card. Love the colour palette.

Piyu said...

The colorful and perfectly blended balloons look so awesome! Beautiful card!