CASology 5-Year Anniversary Hop

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Hello and welcome back to The Season! Today we’re so excited to participate in CASology’s 5 Year Anniversary Blog Hop! You should have arrived from May Park‘s blog. The hop will continue until Monday, July 31. There are tons of prizes to be won from this hop including a $20 gift code to our shop (valid on The Ton stamps, dies, inks and gilding).

  • To be eligible for the sponsor prizes, participants must comment on all stops included on the hop list.  Winners will be selected randomly using
  • To be eligible for the CASology prize, participants must comment on all stops included on the hop + link up a BALLOON themed card to the gallery.  Winner will be selected randomly using
  • Winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 1 on CASology’s blog.

If you get lost on the hop, here is the complete hop list:

For this hop, we’re creating BALLOON themed cards to celebrate!

Week 259 - Balloon

Today, I made two cards using this fun cue card!

anemone garden balloons

For my first card, I used our Anemone Garden background stamp (the heart balloons are from our City Girls: Special Day set).

I started by Rose Gold heat embossing the Anemone Garden stamp on watercolor paper. Then I painted each anemone using Peony, Lemon Yellow and Tangerine Color Bursts. The leaves were painted using a combination of Sap Green and Terre Vert Color Bursts.

anemone garden balloons2

Once I finished painting I set the panel aside to dry and stamped my heart shaped balloons using Beach Blondie, Peach Blossom and Hollywood Star dye inks to match my floral color palette. After I finished stamping the balloons, I used the coordinating die to cut each balloon out. I also cut out six additional balloons from vellum paper.

anemone garden balloons3

Next I rose gold heat embossed the banner from our Basic Banners set and then die cut it using the coordinating die. Then I taped on some metallic thread to each cardstock balloon. Next I proceeded to pop up each cardstock balloon. I then tucked the vellum balloons among the cardstock balloons using liquid adhesive making sure that those areas where the liquid adhesive was applied were the areas tucked away under the other balloons. Next I taped down the thread onto the watercolored panel. Then I popped up my sentiment banner.

For my top folding A2 horizontal cardbase, I applied a strip of Burnished Rose Gold Foil Tape to the top edge. I adhered my watercolor balloon panel to my base and then finished off this card by adhering our Clear Dew Drops in 7mm and 5mm sizes.

park life balloons

For my next card. I created a simply color scene card using our City Girls: Park Life and Fountain Terrace Scene stamp.

I started off by stamping each scene element from our Park Life set on cardstock using our copic friendly Caviar Hybrid ink. Then I colored each element using copic markers. Once I finished coloring, I die cut everything using coordinating dies.

Next I stamped the fountain scene onto cardstock using our light Crystal Pewter Dye Ink. I added stitching to the edges of our scene panel using the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangles (large) set. I then popped up my Park Life elements onto the scene panel with foam tape. Lastly, I added our Clear Dew Drops in 7 and 5mm sizes.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and videos! Continue to hop for a chance to win some great prizes! Your next stop is Sherrie Mannion.



180 thoughts on “CASology 5-Year Anniversary Hop

  1. ,Mary Holshouser says:

    The flowers are beautiful. Love the gold
    embossing. Popping the balloons from
    the flowers was a great idea.
    Adding all of the colored elements
    onto the black/white background
    was a fantastic idea for the 2nd card.
    thanks for sharing.


  2. Tammy says:

    Lovely cards! I have to say the second one is my favorite! I love the black & white background and then the pops of color with the rest of your scene! TFS!


  3. Pat says:

    I adore that beautiful floral background Effie and the heart shaped balloons look so pretty over the top, and a super banner sentiment to finish. x


  4. Helen says:

    Two incredible cards. In each the balloons are showcased so well into the overall design. Thanks for sharing these as part of the blog hop.


  5. cmayne says:

    How wonderful to see such amazing creativity highlighted in this marvelous hop! Both cards have certainly added sparkle to my day! Love the florals and balloons, especially!


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