Monday, March 10, 2014

Picking Up the Pieces Vol. 17: Snazzy Birthday Balloons

Today's card was a fun one using one die to create a stencil and taking various ink colors and some masking to make this fun balloon bouquet!  I'll be entering this in the next Lawnscaping Challenge: Bling It

The tiny bows are die cut from the DCWV Glitzy Glitter favorite glitter paper!

Lawn Fawn Admit One balloon die, Lawn Fawn So Much to Say, Lawn Fawn Let's Roll, Lawn Fawn Let it Snow, Memory Box Tiny Bow, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Peanut Brittle and Lilac Posies, Hero Arts Shadow inks in Pale Tomato, Tide Pool, Butter Bar, Passion Flower and Green Hills

 I started with the center balloon and built upwards using the die cut as a mask and the negative of the die cut as the stencil.  (Tip: to create a stencil it's best to use heavyweight cardstock, I used 100lb cardstock.  It was sturdier and easier to color in using a sponge dauber).  To create the shadowing I used a neutral ink color like Peanut Brittle and just inked up the edges of the balloon stencil. Then I took the wavy line from Lawn Fawn's Let it Snow to create the balloon strings.  I had to add in the little smile from Let's Roll to create the balloon faces!  

Hope this makes your Monday a little brighter!  Mahalo for stopping by!!


  1. So gorgeous!!! LOVING those balloons!!!!!!

  2. LOVE what you've done with those balloons...and the bows? adorable!

  3. oh my word.. this is so totally cute. love the smiles on the balloons and great color combo.. FABULOUS

  4. Ack! how sweet are these happy balloons?! Love!!!!

  5. These balloons are FABULOUS! Wow, this is just awesome! Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping Challenges!

  6. So cute, amazing card!! And I love the smiley faces, hehe
    Thank you so much for joining us at Lawnscaping challenges :)


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