Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin! This month's theme is 'It's What's on the Inside that Counts' - I Love this idea!! So often we spend so much time creating a beautiful card front and then leave the inside blank. But this time, the focus is on the inside of the card!
So I had a request to make a birthday card with purple and teal, and it was right about the time when I was thinking about what to make for this month's design - so I combined them into this card!
I used a retired stamp set, Balloon Celebration, for the front. We do have a current stamp set with balloons in it, but I always liked the style of these ones, so I had to use it! But I first stamped the Happy Birthday (from Perennial Birthday) across the middle-ish to start. Then I just stamped those balloons in Gorgeous Grape all over the top part and in Bermuda Bay on the bottom part, some of each are stamped-off ink.
And then for the inside 'WOW' - all I did was add a 3/4" white strip of cardstock (that hopefully just made it fade into the background of the card base), that was folded in half and then again in half again, to make quarters. I only glued down the two ends and left the middle sections folded out to create a section to pop-out.
Then I punched a bunch of balloons from Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana using the Balloon Bouquet punch. I glued them randomly onto the 3/4" strip.
And to highlight one balloon (and kind of balance out the left side of the inside of the card) - I added a Black Twine string and bow.
And on the right side I added the inside greeting - and I Love the font and greeting from the Perennial Birthday stamp set!
Here's just another view, from the top, of the balloons to see how much they pop out!
I hope you enjoyed your stop here - and you have to check out what's next! I can't wait to see what the fabulous Sara has in store for us!
Thanks for stopping by,