Monday, 22 February 2021

Party Balloons Twofer

I have a couple of cards to share today inspired by this month's Twofer Challenge, where the theme is 'Balloons'. I chose to use one of my 'Party Balloons' dies by Die-namics on my two cards.


On my first card I cut the balloon from a snippet of matte gold card, turned it upside down, and used it as a vase for one of the Inkadinkado 'Doodle Flowers' stamps. I stamped the rose on to watercolour card, coloured it using watercolour pencils, then added the 'vase' over the top of the flower stem using 3D foam pads. I doodled a simple border using a black gel pen, then stamped a sentiment (from the Happy Little Stampers 'Doodled Flowers' set), before adding the panel to a matching pink card blank.


On my second card, I used the balloon in a more conventional way...cutting it this time from a snippet of paper from the My Mind's Eye 'Pretty Please' pad. I started by stamping the kitty (from the 'Be Very Scared' set by Penny Black) on to a sky blue card blank...masking off the 'pumpkin balloon' before inking, so that I could replace it with the die cut one, then coloured him using watercolour pencils. I cut a few clouds using my Memory Box 'Puffy Clouds' dies, then added those and the balloon to the card using 3D foam pads in varying thicknesses. The sentiment stamp is from another Penny Black set called 'Airborne'.


Challenges for these cards:

11 comments:

Marcia Hill said...

Two FABULOUS cards using our balloon prompt Helen!! Using the balloon as a vase is so clever, and your card is absolutely lovely!! And your more traditional balloon card is just as sweet with that CUTE little kitty flying by with a "Hi"!! Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful cards with us at The Twofer Challenge! :0)

Darnell said...

I love your range of design skills, Helen! You've taken a balloon and very cleverly used it as a beautiful vase in a feminine and elegant floral design and then you've used it in the conventional way on an utterly adorable critter card! I love them both equally! Thank you so much for playing in TCC #35! Take care and keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

brenda said...

Great thinking outside the box with these two Helen.

Many thanks for joining in with our 'Flowers. Butterflies and Birds' theme at We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge.

B x

Bonnie said...

I love how you used the balloon die for a vase, Helen! That doodled flower is so pretty and the doodled frame a perfect match! The kitty is adorable! I love the expression on his face! Thanks for sharing with us at The Twofer Challenge!

JulieP said...

These are both darling!!! I love your balloon turned vase and that kitty is having too much fun. Thanks so much for playing with the HLS die cut challenge!

Mervi said...

So cute and clever pair of cards.
Thank you for sharing
at We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge;-))m

oldpunca said...

Twofer to fall in love with! I like how you turned balloon into elegant vase. Flower is wonderful added. Black border and pink base are perfect way to finish the card. Second card is cute with the kitty flying among clouds just to say hi. :-) Thank you for joininh us at Twofer Card Challenge. Hugs, Sonja

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining with ust at Fab’n’Funky Challenge this time and good luck :)

Ginny said...

fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Debbie Mageed said...

What fun cards you made from your die - love the versatility you showcased from it. That sweet little kitty just makes me smile. Thank you for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers Die Challenge and hope you come back soon.

Di said...

Wow Helen - two wonderful cards and so clever to use the balloon die for that gorgeous vase. Great work!

Hugs

Di xx