Balloon Bouquet with Emboss Resist

Homemade card featuring Balloon Bouquet Punch and Balloon Builders stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Balloon Bouquet with Emboss Resist

Love it in the air; this is the time of year for weddings and anniversaries! Add on top of that graduations, baby showers, and Father’s Day coming up, it is a busy time of year! While the Balloon Bouquet Punch might be an obvious choice for birthdays, it also works great for other occasions!

The Balloon Bouquet Punch is so versatile. It’s great on it’s own to make balloons… but it also currently coordinates with FIVE different stamp sets. Can you name them all?

The Balloon Builders and Balloon Adventures stamp sets are retiring, available while supplies last, and are currently listed as low inventory!

The Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set will be available when the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog goes live on June 1st! That’s less than a week away!

My project today uses the Balloon Bouquet punch and one of the retiring stamps sets, Balloon Builders. I love the soft, realistic looking shading that these balloons have and this set has some of the best balloon pun sentiments, including one that always gets a song stuck in my head. I will miss this stamp set, for sure!

Homemade card featuring Balloon Bouquet Punch and Balloon Builders stamp set from Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugarplum, Basic Black, silver

Card Directions

  1. First, cut a Whisper White card base.
  2. Next, cut a Basic Black panel 1/8″ (0.3 cm) smaller than the card base.
  3. Then, cut a Whisper White panel 1/4″ (0.6 cm) smaller than the card base.
  4. On the Whisper White panel, stamp a several small and large balloons with VersaMark ink using the Balloon Builder stamp set.
  5. Sprinkle the balloons with white (or clear) embossing powder. Tap off any excess powder, then heat with a heat tool until the powder melts.
  6. With Pink Pirouette and Sweet Sugarplum ink, sponge a pattern onto the balloon embossed panel. My “pattern” was pretty random for this card. Remember to always rub the sponge on a piece of scratch paper after inking it so it doesn’t leave blotches!
  7. Cut a strip of Neutrals Designer Series Paper (Basic Black with white spots) about 3/8″ (0.9 cm) wide.
  8. Adhere the embossed panel to the Basic Black panel, adhere the strip of spotted paper across it, then trim off any excess from the ends of the strip.
  9. Add Pink Pirouette and Sweet Sugarplum ink to a small piece of Whisper White cardstock, then punch out a balloon shape. Punch additional balloons from Whisper White, Basic Black, and vellum.
  10. Heat emboss the sentiment “Love is in the air” from the Balloon Builders stamp set in white on a black balloon. It may be easier to get the sentiment straight if you stamp and emboss first, then punch out the shape. You could also use a stamp positioning tool like a Stamp-a-ma-jig or MISTI to get that sentiment lined up perfectly!
  11. Arrange your balloons, then use layered dimensionals to hold them in place. Some of my balloons are up on two or three layers of dimensionals for added depth!
  12. Coil up a piece of silver metallic thread and adhere it using a dimensional behind one of the balloons.
  13. Finally, adhere the front panel to the card base.

Homemade card featuring Balloon Bouquet Punch and Balloon Builders stamp set from Stampin' Up!


Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: VersaMark, Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugarplum (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Balloon Builders (c) Stampin’ Up!

Punches: Balloon Bouquet Punch (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: white embossing powder, heat tool, vellum, dimensionals, silver metallic thread, sponge

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Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!

By Natalie Lapakko

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4 thoughts on “Balloon Bouquet with Emboss Resist”

  1. All those gorgeous layers give such a sense of joy and celebration. Beautiful use of resist embossing and those lovely vellum balloons are wonderful. The black is a perfect contrast. Yet another amazing card from you!

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