I needed to make another set of simple birthday cards for a double birthday party my son attended a few weeks ago. Again, I needed to make them quick and very simple.
I cut 2 balloons from Bristol paper using the large elongated balloon die from the set Uplifting (51-004). I then white embossed sentiments from the Hero Arts clear set Yay! on each balloon. I watercolored the balloons using Fired Brick, Festive Berries and Barn Door Distress Inks as my color palette. I set aside the balloons and let them dry.
I cut 2 small rectangular panels of paper. Using various blue shades and white Inktense water color pencils, I scribbled each color going from darkest to lightest. I then used a wide brush to water color and blend the colors to create an ombre look. Once that was dry, I mounted my panels on a card base.
I then added the balloons to the card using dimensional foam. I then tied green baker’s twine to the “knot” of the balloon. I then carefully rubbed Faber Castell Gel Medium to the rest of the twine and adhered it to the card in a “s” shape. Finally, I added a drop of Glossy Accents to the knot to prevent it from unravelling.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.