Jul 28, 2016

Simple Little Birthday

Here's a quick to make, and easy to mail, birthday card.  It is fast to make because the balloons are one image, the Gina K cardstock allows you to color with Copics and not get any bleed through to the inside of the card, and there are no embellishments.

  • Trim Gina K White Heavy Base Weight Cardstock and score to make an A2 card.  
  • Stamp Hero Arts Birthday Balloons with a Copic friendly black ink.  I used Hero Arts Intense Black ink, but Memento Tuxedo and other Copic friendly inks will work.
  • Color balloons with Copics.
  • Add Wink of Stella clear glitter over balloons.
  • Using a stencil with circles as a guide for placement (a Julie Ebersole idea), make small dots over the card with the same Copics used to color the balloons.
  • Stamp sentiment.

MOOD WHEN DONE = I have no complaints!


  1. adorable card Joan - and didn't know that about Gina K. cs - thanks

    1. thanks, Betty. I think it is just the white cardstock that has this no bleed feature. it is HEAVY and has a coating on it that prevents the bleed through. Very white also. I hoard it!!!

  2. How fun! Love the added glitter, AND the tip on the cs!

  3. Loooove my Gina K heavy weight card stock. I need to order more!!!
    Cute card! The wink of Stella adds just the right amount of pizzaz!

  4. No complaints here, either. I love it! Three Copics and all that color? Fabulous! Love the shimmer, too, and the dots. Looks pretty with the colored envelope.

  5. You made a CAS card pack a punch with the wonderful shimmery balloons Joan B! Julia xx

  6. What a pretty little balloon bouquet! I like the sparkle!


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