Sunday, 12 February 2017

FMS 274

I needed a 21st birthday card and nothing in my stash seemed quite right for the young lady I wanted it for. Inspirational rescue came in the form of the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.




The balloons were a bit of an experiment with watercolour pencils. I wanted to get the effect of light hitting the balloon, so I stamped them on shimmery white cardstock, coloured them with pencil and used a blender pen on them.

It's got a celebratory feel to it, so hope she will like it!

Update: She did like it and especially liked the envelope which had matching balloons!


Ingredients
Card: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Shimmery white, silver glimmer paper, Basic Black.
Stamps: Balloon Celebrations, Banner Blast (retired)
Inks: Bermuda Bay, versamark, Bermuda Bay watercolour pencil
Other: Large Number framelits, Sparkle embossing folder, Balloon punch, Banner punch, Silver embossing powder, 0.5mm black marker pen, Mini treat bag framelits (for the star).


9 comments:

  1. Your card caught my eye over at Freshly Made Sketches. The balloons are great!

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  2. This is fabulous, Jan! I love the way you've coloured the balloons, and the silver embossed decorative circles add a great, festive, touch. Just beautiful.

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  3. What a great card! I love those big sparkly numbers and fun balloons! So fun! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  4. Love the sparkle and happy balloons! Glad you joined us at FMS!

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  5. Jan, this card turned out so beautiful! I love the touch of silver embossing: that makes such a great background! The balloon shading is just perfect, too. They look just like real balloons!

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