Hello crafty friends! Today, I’m sharing this card that I made for a ScrappyShak Design Team challenge. The challenge was to use any of the Pink and Main Scratch-Off stickers or sticker sheets. I came up with this idea for a gender reveal card that did not involve pyrotechnics. No person or animal was hurt while creating this card, and I suspect the same will be true when the gender is revealed!
I thought it would be cute to use balloons to reveal the gender. I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Celebrate Colorize Thinlit dies to make some paper balloons, I had recently gotten the incredibly adorable Lawn Fawn Elephant Parade stamps and dies. The stamps include “It’s a girl”, “It’s a boy” and “Hello baby”. They’re small enough that they fit on the balloon. I just inked up the part that I wanted, and stamped away. I decided my gender reveal was going to be for a girl. I stamped “girl” on one of the balloons (a blue one… ha ha), and “baby” on the rest.
I wanted to cut out the Pink and Main Scratch-off sticker sheet to cover up the words using a circle die. You get both silver and gold Scratch-off paper in the package, and since you only need a little, I imagine the package would last a long time. I found this neat small circle die with a zigzag edge in the Sizzix Tim Holtz Postale set, which I thought was perfect for this. The Scratch-offs also come in precut circle stickers in silver, gold, and silver glitter, but they are about an inch in diameter, and too big for my balloons. I suppose I could have diecut them to be smaller too, but I didn’t think of that initially! I made an A2 sized card, and for my design I was able to fit 6 balloons. I could have made a larger card, with more balloons. Imagine a large table decoration with as many balloons as people invited to the gender reveal party! Everyone gets to scratch off a balloon until the answer is revealed! After I had used up my sample Scratch-off sticker sheet, I realized I didn’t have to use pink and blue balloons, and might have picked better colors. But it’s okay – you. do you – I’m sure you can come up with a prettier balloon bouquet for your card!
I used a Lawn Fawn stencil to add some grass with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. I stamped an elephant from the Lawn Fawn Elephant Parade stamps onto a piece of watercolor paper that had been inked with several layers of Lost Shadow distress ink, and then used the coordinating die to cut him out. I also added a banner that I stamped “It’s a” and then added “…” in black marker. I added a background border with a dry embossed piece of printed paper that had been in my scrap pile for years, and a few clear confetti sequins.
I hope you enjoyed this card. I think it’s kind of brilliant, but I bet it’s been done before, like everything else! Well, I haven’t done it before! Thank you for stopping by my blog, I appreciate you!
Products used, available at ScrappyShak:
Pink and Main Scratch-off Sticker Sheets
Sizzix Tim Holtz Celebrate Colorize Thinlits
Sizzix Tim Holtz Postale Thinlits
Lawn Fawn Clear Stamps Elephant Parade
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Dies Elephant Parade
Distress Ink Pads – Mowed Lawn, Lost Shadow
Bearly Arts Glue with precision tip
Lawn Fawn Grassy Stencil