Birthday Balloons

Hi friends!  It's Friday and time for a brand new sketch over at Viva la Verve.  This week's layout is brought to us by the lovely Maureen.  We're attending a birthday party for one of the boys' friends tomorrow morning, so I thought it was the perfect excuse to pull out some birthday stamps!



I started by cutting the Tagged Rectangle, then stamping the sentiment from Birthday Bots in archival black, then coloring with Copics in colors that matched the party invite. I placed a strip of washi tape over the sentiment to mask it off, then stamped the balloons from Birthday Bash and highlighted with a grey Copic.  I stamped the balloons again on white and colored with Copics, hand cutting to pop over the tag.

Next I stamped one of the bots from birthday bots and colored with Copics, popping up parts of the head, and tucking him behind the tag.  The 3 is a die cut from TCP, which I cut in white, then colored with a Copic marker and accented with a white gel pen.  I also offset a basic black mat for it.  The stitched circle behind is colored with a copic to match the orange and matted with a pinking circle.

I added in some stripes for the current Sensational Stripes Diva Inspiration challenge with some paper from the Scoot collection.  I chose a coordinating red paper for the vertical strip and stamped it randomly with the balloons image from Birthday Bash, then colored with a copic and accented with a white gel pen.  Finally, I added the star border from the Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set and then adhered to a panel embossed with my favorite stars & swirls folder.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous start to your weekend.

VLV July Week 4 Sketch
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Stamps: Birthday Bots, Birthday Bash (Verve)
Paper: white, basic black, Scoot (Echo Park)
Ink: archival black (Ranger), white gel pen, Copic markers
Accessories: Tagged Rectangle Die, Scalloped Trim Trio Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), stitched circles stax (MFT), pinking circles nestabilities (Spellbinders), corner rounder, stars & swirls embossing folder (Sizzix), Numbers Plate Cutups (TCP)

9 comments

  1. Super cute Julee - love the fun, primary colors.

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  2. Super cute card. Love the colors and all the layers.

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  3. Absolutely darling card. You rocked the sketch.

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  4. Adorable card! Love all the details.

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  5. Too cute! Love the dots on the 3 and on the red panel.

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULEE!!! I hope you have the best birthday ever tomorrow!
    Your card is adorable. I spy a sweet little bot peeking out. tee hee hee. You know I loVe your bots. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  7. Happy Birthday Julee!! I hope you have a very blessed day with family and friends! This card is awesome! I love the bold colors!

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  8. Happy Belated Birthday Julee. Hope you had a blessed day.

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