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Happy Birthday

June 12, 2019

Happy Birthday

Hello!  It's Andrea Shell with you today, and I'm thrilled to be a guest designer this month!  I just love Gerda's adorable illustrations: The sweet faces of her critters just make my heart melt.

Panda with Balloons Card by Andrea Shell | Lovely Pandas stamp by Gerda Steiner Designs

Birthday cards are my favorite cards to make, and nothing says "Happy" like a big bunch of balloons!  I gave this cutie pie from Lovely Pandas a whole lot of balloons to hold by stamping and masking just the balloon of the image.  I stamped the panda separately and cut off the single balloon.  I stamped everything with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  I  hand-drew the strings with a black pen and fussy-cut both images.

Panda with Balloons Card by Andrea Shell | Lovely Pandas stamp by Gerda Steiner Designs

To keep the focus on the panda and balloons, I kept the background pretty simple.  I used a cloud stencil and Tumbled Glass distress ink for the sky and green Copics for the grass.  I stamped a sentiment from Happy Hoppy with Versafine Onyx Black and adhered the panel to a white card.

Panda with Balloons Card by Andrea Shell | Lovely Pandas stamp by Gerda Steiner Designs

I popped up the colored images with foam tape and added highlights with a white gel pen.  For some sparkle, I adhered clear sequins and brushed Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay onto the balloons.

Have a wonderful day!



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