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Hello everyone, Amy Rysavy here from Prairie Paper & Ink! I’m really excited to be a Guest Designer for Honey Bee Stamps today!

I received their new Hooray stamps and dies as well as their Celebration Box┬ástamps and coordinating dies not too long ago – and combined all of them to make this card.

I heat embossed the balloons from the Celebration Box stamp set onto white card stock with detail white embossing powder, then sponged several of the new Distress Oxide inks over them. After I was done sponging the ink I sprayed them all with water, let the inks react then wicked it all away with a paper towel.

I did the same method for the box – sponged ink onto the card stock, sprayed with water then pressed with a paper towel. I then used the dies from the Celebration Box set to create the box and the flaps (LOVE that those are included in the set – just makes for a fun element). I also used the coordinating balloon dies to die cut all the balloons.

I attached white thread to all the balloons and slipped all the ends of the threads “inside” the box via the nifty slit the die cuts in it – so they all look like they’re floating out of the open box.

The sentiment was die cut from white card stock, with the “bubble” portion being cut from vellum.

I finished off the inside of the card by adding some more balloons (this time stamping the strings with black ink), and stamping a sentiment from the Hooray stamp set. I used all the same Distress Oxide inks to ink up the word ‘birthday’ before stamping it inside the card and that was it!

Be sure to check out the video!

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3 responses to “April Spotlight Designer: Amy Rysavy’s Hooray!”

  1. Very cute card! I love the colors used and the look of the balloons coming out of the box. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Lisa Shireman says:

    Great card, Amy! I love the bright and festive colors.

  3. Jan (Spirit Eagle) says:

    I love your cards Amy! You have been such an inspiration to me. You are my teacher! I watch your videos every chance I get and I have learned so much! Thank you for sharing all your talent and opening this door for me. It has changed my life! Thank you!