I started by creating my folding a card base from some kraft card stock. I’m completely out of white card now, but I thought the kraft would be a good alternative.
I then worked on stamping out my sentiment pattern. Initially I was stamping it directly onto the card base with the help of my MISTI, but as I got to my final one I miscounted how far to move the card and stamped it slightly out of alignment. So instead I took a snippet of kraft, which just happened to be exactly the height I needed, and stamped the sentiment along there instead. The sentiment comes from Clearly Besotted‘s Mini Basic Banners 2, which is now retired.
Next I returned to my card base and started working on my balloons. They are from Uniko’s Balloon Bash. I first stamped the small round balloon with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide. I stamped twice to make sure I got a good impression. I then masked off the balloon and stamped the longer balloon with Peony Purple Versacraft ink.
Next I took the straight string from the balloon stamp set and stamped it starting at the base of each balloon. The string wasn’t quite as long as I would like so I shifted the card and stamped again so as to make it longer. I also added the bow to the pink balloon.
Before adhering my sentiment patterned panel I very lightly went over the edges of the panel with the ink blending tool I use for my Worn Lipstick. I didn’t add any more ink than what was already there as I didn’t want it to be very obvious, I just wanted it to help differentiate it slightly from the card base. I then adhered the panel to the card base using foam tape, and trimmed off the ends that were overhanging the edge of the card.
As a final touch I took my white gel pen and added a mark to each balloon to give the impression of roundness and shine to them.
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