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Altenew Birthday Wishes

Hello, Crafty Internet,

Today I am sharing some goodies I recently purchased from Altenew. This store is quickly becoming my favorite place to shop for stamps and dies. I have a few of their sets now and I have not been disappointed yet. Note: I am not affiliated with Altenew.

The paper pad was not part of the haul. I received it with the A New Day card kit from Altenew. It is such lovely paper. The stamp set is Birthday Greetings and I purchased the matching die. I also picked up the Creative Edges Notebook die. I did not use the Notebook die for this card, but I did give it a test run and I love it.

I pulled out a postage stamp die from the box I have and I don’t remember where this came from. I think I bought it on Amazon, but I don’t know for sure. I like the postage stamp edge but I do wish the size was just a 1/4″ longer just to fit better on my card. It didn’t stop me from using it, but it did make me add to my list of goodies to find a new set with a little bit larger dimensions.

I stamped the balloons on a piece of yellow paper from the paper pack with VersaMark ink and clear embossed it to give it a little shine. I used the matching die cut to cut it out. I was originally going to use two balloons on the card, but one worked out better.

I used my Mini Misti to stamp the sentiment from the set. My apologies for the glare there. I used Archival Ink in Black to do the stamping.

Tying the string around the balloon was a bit of a trick. I originally wanted to tie a bow, but the string would not cooperate with my fingers (who weren’t cooperating with my brain) and I couldn’t get that accomplished. I ended up tying a knot and covering the smaller string with foam tape on the back. It secured the string to the die cut and secured the balloon to the card. Win.

It looked a little plain to me so I took some black acrylic paint, watered it down, and added some small splashes to the background. It gave it a nice finished touch.

Here is the finished card. I do love the way it turned out and I adore the postage stamp edge on the panel.

Please let me know what you think of the card in the comments below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sarah

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