Balloon Celebration by Stampin’ Up! – #GDP015

Balloon Celebration by Stampin’ Up! – Celebration card for Global Design Project Celebration Challenge #GDP015

I’m back on the challenge merry go round this week, entering #GDP015, with this celebration card using Balloon Celebration by Stampin’ Up! from the upcoming new Spring/Summer 2016 Catalogue.

I just couldn’t resist this stamp set and matching punch combination when I first saw it and remarkably it has sat untouched on my shelf since it arrived last week in my pre-order. I have been itching to use it, but have resisted (until now) as I am still desperately trying to finish off Christmas craft projects before it’s too late.  Just look at that balloon punch out! What do you think?


Balloon Celebration by Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Tracy May

I love, love, love, it!! I was toying with making this a New Year’s card by adding 2016 to it, but decided against doing so, as the card can be used for any celebration now! Besides I already have a card in my head for New Year’s. It just needs to get out of my head and on to paper!

Balloon Celebration by Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Tracy May

I did a quick wash of Real Red ink on to Watercolour paper and dried it with my heat tool, before stamping the pattern on to the balloon (also in Real Red) and punching the balloon out. The little splatters around the edges are from an awesome new set that will be a perfect partner to Gorgeous Grunge – it’s called Timeless Textures and you can be sure you’ll be seeing as much of that stamp set on my blog as you do Gorgeous Grunge!

Give me more time and I’ll have more projects to share with you using Balloon Celebrations by Stampin’ Up! and the matching punch.  Both of which will be available to order from January 5th. Let me know if you aren’t on my catalogue mailing list but would like to be (UK, NL, DE, FR, AT only I’m afraid).

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  1. eeek! i LOVE this card! Saw it on the GDP list and I must say – it’s sure says “celebration!” love the teeny strip of silver down the side too!

  2. How gorgeous is this card?! Love the strip of glimmer paper and addition of the stars Tracey. Your pink and white colour scheme is lovely, as is the splatter background! Thanks for playing at Global Design Project this week.

  3. It´s awesome:-) love it

  4. Awesome card Tracy! The real red water colouring is so clever. Looks fantastic. I had no idea that sentiment was the string – so cool. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project challenge!

  5. Love this card Tracy. Simple and clever! 🙂 hugs from Scotland. x Bibi

  6. Love this, Tracy. The way splatters in the background mimic the balloon is such a great idea and I’m loving the de-bossed stars.

  7. I adore your card Tracy, thanks for taking part this week xx

  8. This single balloon is quite a celebration, Tracy. I love how you’ve dressed it up – such a sweet card. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Celebrate Theme Challenge for the Global Design Project.

  9. Great combination of colour and texture on what at first appears a ‘simple’ card. Many thanks for great ideas.

  10. I love it!!! I am making one for a friend of my Mom’s who is turning 90 in 2 weeks.

  11. Who’s is the star background by!

    • Hi Jackie – it’s the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder by Stampin’ Up!. There is a product table at the end of the post where you can see a picture of it 🙂

  12. I really love your card! Great colors!
    I saved it to make it some day.
    Thanks for sharing it.

  13. Lauren Doig says:

    Did you emboss the card first and then stamp?


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