Monday, 6 March 2017

More Balloons!

Hello, Crafters.

I hope you've had a great weekend!

Ours was delightfully busy, especially yesterday afternoon when I went through wedding invitation designs with Vicki and Leigh. 

It's all been decided and I'm pleased to say they'll be mainly Stampin' Up!

The balloon design on today's card was something I created when I was designing yesterday's Double Slider Card. 

Initially I wanted to stamp and paint balloons but when I'd finished this I thought I'd overdone the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set splatters.

When I showed hubby he said he felt it made the balloons look 3D.

I had kept the images to the top of the Whisper White Cardstock (CS) because not all of it would be exposed when attached to the Double Slider mechanism. 

I needed something to fill the space but I didn't want to add more words. 

I decided on the Linen Thread because I feel it makes a card more masculine.

I painted the images using Marker Pens. 

For the large balloon I used Pool Party and Perfect Plum, with Crumb cak for the two lower parts.
I felt the Perfect Plum and Pool Party sections looked rather bland, so I added dots using a white gel pen and the pen end of the Perfect Plum Marker Pen, respectively. 

I also used Pool Party and Crumb Cake for the two small balloons and also added some Wisteria Wonder.

I added large and small clouds using Smokey Slate Ink, as well as the splatters. 

I layered the image sheet onto a aheet of the night of Navy design from the Carried Away Designer Series Paper (DSP) that's currenty available as a Sale-a-bration gift.

I layered this onto a sheet of Whisper White CS and then onto a Night of Navy CS card base.

I also put a layer of Whisper White CS on the inside of the card, and then I adhered two horizontal strips of the Carried Away DSP , one top and one bottom! 

I was quite pleased with the finished card and so pleased I'd decided to show the image to hubby - his positive resonse really inspired me! 

That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Love the way you colored the balloons. They look realistic. As a fairly new demo I love the inspiration you provide. Thank You.

    1. Hi, Donata. Welcome to the wonderful world of Stampin' Up! I wish you every success. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.