welcome back to the papertrey ink june countdown! it's day four and the biggest party day yet - birthday inspiration group day! the design team is featuring caution: another year older and so much more. i can't wait to see what they create, but first i have a couple projects to share too. now that i've shown you all of the borders, i decided to put them together to create my own patterned paper. i wanted a simple light colored background, so i stamped both the candles and the party hats at the same time in soft stone in rows across a full card base. depending on what you're creating, you could also ink them separately in alternating colors or different shades of the same color, etc. you could even add in a caution tape or two and have more alternating rows. so many choices! to my simple soft stone party pattern, i added a die cut sentiment, watercolored with zig clear color markers, and continued on with snippets from one of the caution tape borders. sequin flowers from betsy's shaker kit are the perfect finishing touch. hooray! it's party time!
i really liked how the soft stone pattern turned out and had a little extra from experimenting on my desk, so i decided it just had to be turned into another card. i think it's like having patterned white space because it's so neutral and light and still allows me add in colorful elements without being too busy. anyway, for this one, i did the maile tilt and added in a big die cut balloon in orange zest colored transparency and a die cut and stamped sentiment from heather's new good times set. i found some waxed string in my bottomless studio, which is perfect for the balloon - it sticks to itself and holds shape well. the trick for sticking the balloon down without seeing the glue? i strategically added the flower sequins to the front so that i could put glue behind them on the back. i love being able to see the patterned element through the balloon - such a fun detail! and probably one of my faves so far this week. these are the last of the cards i was able to bring to the soccer fields. if our team is still in it after today's games, i will be a little late with my post tomorrow. if i'm not here bright and early, check back later. i'm sure the design team will have you hopping anyway - and speaking of them, i've got to run over to nichole's blog and see what they've created today...
see you soon!