Happy 13th Birthday
The first 'Happy 13th Birthday' had a series of 13 stamped in a staggered pattern. The '13's' were stamped in Versa Mark and clear embossed on Elegant Eggplant card base.
Three of each large balloons from the 'Balloon Celebration' stamp set was stamped in Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise and Wisteria Wonder. Love the colour combination!
The balloons were also stamped with the co-ordinating stamp with Versa Mark and clear embossed to give that little extra textured pattern.
All of the balloons were then punched out using the matching punch. (Another great bundle from the Occassions Catalogue).
Silver Metalic Thread was tied to six of the balloons (two of each colour), and adhered with a dimensional. Then all of the strings were tied together and a glue dot adhered to the knot on the card.
The inside of the card was stamped and the remaining balloons adhered.
Happy 1st Birthday
The second card I found on Pinterest by Alisa Tilsner. I made only minor changes to my card due to available materials. The technique of faux embossing technique appealed to me. I thought that it was going to be far more fiddly but turned out quite easy.
The inside of the card was stamped too.
Alisa's instructions were good. To be on the safe side before cutting into good cardstock, I made a pratice piece using Whisper White base and numbers from scraps.
Position the cardbase on craftmat as in picture and then arrange numbers going down the centre and then arrange numbers cross ways. Using the lines on the cradtmat to keep straight.
The corners were lined up but must have been moved when taking the photo - sorry about that!