Friday, May 21, 2021

Just Add Balloons - MFT May Outside the Box Challenge


Balloons aren't just for birthdays — any occasion that's celebration-worthy deserves some colorful balloons to add to the festivities! Box cards provide a great opportunity to add dimension to your scene with elements like balloons positioned at different depths. Elevate your box cards with bunches of balloons in this month's Outside the Box Challenge.

I took this challenge quite literally and used BUNCHES of balloons on my card today. Balloon Bundle and Balloon Bouquet Stamp Sets and Die-namics provided me with plenty of balloons to send this birthday greeting into the clouds! How fun would it be to take this card out of an envelope and watch those balloons open up??

To begin, I created the box, using Outside the Box Level Up, Outside the Box Clouds, and Box Card Greetings Die-namics along with Mini Cloud Edges Stencil and Sweet Tooth and Black Licorice card stocks. 

When that was done I stamped lots of balloons on No Line Coloring card stock with Extreme Black hybrid ink, colored them with Copic markers, and added shine accents with a white gelly roll pen. 

Once all the pieces were completed it was just a job of adding the balloons to the back of the cloud shelves. 

And there you have it from me for today! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!

All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Balloon Bundle, Balloon Bouquet
Die-namics: Balloon Bundle, Balloon Bouquet, Outside the Box Level Up, Outside the Box Clouds, Box Card Greetings
Stencils: Mini Cloud Edges
Dye Ink: Lazy Day
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, No Line Coloring
Supplies/Tools: Steel Snips, Large Metal Adapter Plate for Die-namics, On-Point Precision Glue

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Copic markers, tape runner, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, plastic eraser, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads, Scor-Buddy, Smart Grid Paper Pad


  1. OMG! You only made one of these cards, right?? hahaha! Did you put each balloon on a separate piece of acrylic? This card must've taken you forever to complete! It's fantastic!!!


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