Monday 8 May 2017

Celebratory Balloons

Hi and welcome!  Today's card came about using the colors from Color Throwdown and the inspiration photo from Addicted to Stamps and More.  Because there are several bows on it, I'm also linking to 4 Crafty Chicks challenge.

I started my card by sponging a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock with Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac and Victorian Velvet distress inks.  Once I'd finished, I spritzed some water over the top and let it soak in before soaking up the water with a paper towel.  I then die-cut the panel using the Park Avenue frame.  The frame portion was adhered with foam tape onto a white card base and the inside was stuck flat to the card base.  

I die-cut some vellum balloons and some black stings and bows and added them to the card.  The sentiment has 3 layers of white and one later of black,slightly offset.

I finished the card by coloring the balloons with clear sparkle pen for a lovely shimmer.  Thanks for visiting!

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Products used:

Ink:  Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac, Victorian Velvet Distress Inks
Cardstock:  White, Black, Bristol Smooth
Dies:  Ballon Strings, Good Times (PTI), Balloons (SSS), Park Avenue (Mama Elephant)
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen


Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at 4 Crafty Chicks.


Cara said...

What a great idea to use vellum for the balloons! Love this card, so pretty. Cara x

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card! The pastel background looks wonderful! Love all the velum balloons!

Julia Aston said...

What fun vellum balloons Karren! love the pastel colors and die cut strings as well as the pretty framings! Julia xx

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful ink blending on your background and I LOVE your vellum balloons! I also love your fits perfectly on the frame...Another really sweet card, Karren!

Linda Callahan said...

Those vellum balloons are wonderful with the inky background!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Awesome card! Thanks for playing along at ATSM.

Kim S said...

Beautiful background! I love the vellum balloons and the black strings!