I was inspired by Papierelle to do a balloon card and decided to put a butterfly on a string and thus make it a balloon. I felt this would give the card a playful airy feel.
In my stash I still had some designer paper in a suble colour with lots and lots of little butterflies which I wanted to use for a background. So I cut it to a panel using a wonky stitched rectangle die.
Then I chose a butterfly from a My Favourite Things stamp set called Blissful Butterflies. There are lots to chose from and I love the set.
Using the Hampton Art stamp positioner, I layed out the birthday sentiment – which is from Charlie and Paulchen – and the butterfly where I wanted them and stamped them in Versafine ink. I then Heat embossed in white. The string and bow I added from the Avery Elle banner stamp set.
To make the stamped images show up more, I ink blended some pumice stone Distress inks over the panel.
I drew on the splatters with a glaze pen, which gives them a suble shine.
For the highlight on the ballon, I added a rhinestone in a colour to match the background.
Finally I chose a pastel purple card base to adhere the panel too so as to add just a little colour.
I am entering this card in the following challenges: