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:
- Allsorts - Use At Least Two Dies
- Amusing - Anything Goes
- CAS on Sunday - Balloons
- Card Mania - Let's Party
- Crafting When We Can - Dies and/or Punches