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Sugar Pea Designs & My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY!

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The My Sweet Petunia team is hopping with Sugar Pea Designs today!

Leave a comment on each stop on the blog hop for a chance to win a MISTI (winner’s choice of an Original or a Mini) from My Sweet Petunia or the Sugar Pea Designs giveaway of TWO $25 Gift Certificates! The MISTI winner will be announced HERE on the My Sweet Petunia Blog on April 28th. The Sugar Pea winner will be announced at the Sugar Pea Designs Blog.

If you’ve arrived from Isha Gupta‘s blog you are in the right place. If not head on back to the start of the hop at My Sweet Petunia blog.

My card uses the super cute Chunky Monkey stamp set and my Mini MISTI.

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Hop list:

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Unexpected Miracles

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New Impression Obsession Challenge – You Take The Cake (cake or dessert)!

To enter the challenge go to the  Impression Obsession blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog AND you can to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing!

My project uses E16277 Rose Dot Cake, C17168 I Wish For You, 3183-LG Spot Lights and my MISTI.

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Today’s hop list:

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Ilina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Happy Birthday Balloons – Two Ways!

I always like to have lots of birthday cards on hand for last minute giving and mailing (for both my own personal stash and my non crafty friends. I have a project to share today using a very cute birthday stamp from Simply Stamps.

I’m going to share two different ways to use the adorable Happy Birthday Balloons stamp. This is just two ways to use it.. I have more ideas running around in my head. I’ll save those for another post.

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I started out by making a simple watercolor background. Lots of circles and splatters with green, blue, orange and a pretty dark pink. Don’t worry about being perfect with your circles. It’s all about random colors.

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I then stamped my Happy Birthday Balloons stamp with black ink and mounted it onto a blue card. How pretty is that for a very simple card?

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For my second version of this image I’ll step it up a bit and add another layer for the balloons and banner. I made a quick wash background with the same blue and green paints for the balloons as I used on the background. I wet my watercolor paper and let the two colors blend.

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I stamped my Happy Birthday Balloons with black ink. I added a little shading to the balloons and highlights with a white gel pen and then used scissors to cut them out. I used a black marker on the edges after cutting.

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Next I stamped the “birthday” banner onto white cardstock with black ink.

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Here is a close up of the card after the cut out pieces were layered onto my card. This version is still very simple but adds a little more punch that the first version of the card. I liked how festive both of the cards turned out.

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Have a great day!