Sunday 28 August 2016

Balloon Trios

I have a trio of balloon-y cards to share today...featuring a set of dies by Die-namics (called 'Party Balloons').

I started by 'smooshing' Distress Inks on to pieces of watercolour paper...colours used: Blues (Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers & Cracked Pistacio); Oranges (Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade & Fired Brick); and Purples (Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet & Blueprint Sketch). I added a couple of layers of ink (drying in between each application) then splattered with some water droplets and removing with a paper towel to lighten the colour. I cut one of each of the balloon shapes from each colour to give me enough balloons for three cards. I stamped the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment from the 'Handwritten Borders' set by Simon Says Stamp for the string of the centre balloon on each card, then doodled strings for the other two using a black gel pen. I also doodled some 'string' around the bottom of each of the balloons, then added them to my cards...popping the middle one up using 3D foam pads.

Challenges for these cards:


  1. Great cards Helen, love the technique you used to colour the balloons, thanks for sharing. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

  2. Oow! "smooshing" is one of my favourite pastimes :D Great idea, looks amazing. Thank you for sharing with us at CWWC Challenges XXX

  3. Simple and gorgeous cards, Helen! I love the 'smooshed' colours of the balloons!

    love Mags B x

  4. Beautiful cards! I love the idea of watercolored balloons. ♥
    Thank you for sharing with us at Card mania challenge!
    Dess ^.^

  5. Fabulous cards Helen. xx

  6. Great use of your dies and lovely creations Helen, thanks for much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  7. Really lovely! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.


Thanks for taking the time to look and comment on my cards! Helen x