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
Enabler's List
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)


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

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

  3. Absolutely darling card. You rocked the sketch.

  4. Adorable card! Love all the details.

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

  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.

  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!

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


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