I'm back with my 4th card as the March Guest Designer for JUGs. This week we have a fun photo inspiration with lots of possibilites.
I need a masculine birthday card in a couple weeks and thought a rainbow of balloons would be perfect. The Penny Black Uplifting dies include 5 different shapes & sizes of balloons. I tend to use a variety to make a balloon bouquet, but this time I wanted to do something different.
I picked out an old 2004 Print Works sentiment stamp I've always loved. Then I decided on the medium size balloon as it allowed me to use 5 die cuts for my design. I applied Distress Inks candied apple, carved pumpkin, squeezed lemonade, mermaid lagoon & lucky clover using direct to paper technique on white cardstock scraps. I added water drops for more interest which really shows up on the blue & green balloons. Each die cut was backed with another white one for a bit of dimension without needing foam tape. I also covered them in 2 coats of Nuvo Glaze for a fun, shiny surface & tied on white crochet thread.
The plain white cardstock was too stark for me, but tiny black splatters using a Zig solved that problem. Always great to have a card with interest that's flat to mail. You can get lots more inspiration when you check out the work of the talented DT & I hope to see you in the gallery. I'm entering ModSquad & The Snippets Playground.
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