This week over on the Daring Cardmakers blog Leo has challenged us to feature that ever-popular celebratory accessory, the humble balloon, on our cards.
It can be in stamp, pattern, die format, you could even use a real balloon in some very imaginative way, or why not go for hot air balloons?
I had chance to break out another lovely Christmas present or two for my card this week:
Paper: Dear Lizzy
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp
Die: Avery Elle
Other: Promarkers, Wink of Stella pen, 3D foam tape
I used my MISTI to get all the stamps lined up OK. The scalloped border is from a set by Avery Elle, also a lovely Christmas present and it simply cuts into the card, it doesn't cut out a frame around the scallops. Looking forward to using this set more, especially with say flourishy greetings or watercolour backgrounds.
For extra balloons I chose a left-over piece of paper from the Dear Lizzy Fine & Dandy collection which has many happy colours and birthday-appropriate patterns in it. :)
Don't forget to pop on over to the Daring Cardmakers blog for more balloon inspiration and to join in the challenge with us!