Hey friends. A super quick post today! I finally caved and ordered the entire collection of WPlus9 inks - and I am not regretting it. They are gorgeous! The ink stamps beautifully and the colors are pretty unusual – definitely fills some holes in my collection (which is hard to believe I had any considering how many ink pads I have!). I usually stick with a color scheme but I just went for it on this card – I wanted to try them all!
So, thanks to the great challenge over at Lawnscapings to create your own patterned paper with stamps, there have been lots of great videos floating around the blogosphere to show different ideas (for example, Kelly’s & Mary’s).
For a long time I’ve wanted the American Crafts City Park papers – especially the balloon one. But, alas, I don’t have it. Thanks to some great inspiration, I decided to make my own balloon paper. Now, if anyone has this particular PTI stamp set, they’ll know the balloon & balloon basket are separate stamps…this sheet of paper took me a looong time!!
And here is the first card I’ve made using the patterned paper. I accented some of the red balloons with glitter, but its hard to see in the pictures. The bird and banner are both embossed with clear embossing powder and adhered to the card with foam adhesive.
Happy Sunday everyone. It is a gorgeous sunny day in London!
Made this cheerful balloon card for my friend’s birthday – hope it brings her some cheerfulness. Balloons are very cheerful to me.