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Thanks: Balloons


This card was created on 4th November; day 4 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge.

I don’t have a lot of full-size background stamps, but I just had to pick up these balloons from Create A Smile. For some reason my brain came up with the bright idea of colouring it and then cutting out all the blank spaces…


I coloured the background stamp using various red, orange and yellow Inktense blocks. Then I put a fresh blade in my craft knife and cut out every single bit of card that wasn’t a balloon; there were a lot of them and it was not a quick process!

Once it was finished, I added silver thread to the balloons that had strings on the original image and then I gave those balloons a coat of glossy accents as well.

I glued the die-cut thanks sentiment to a strip of vellum and added a few enamel dots. I fixed it to the balloon panel, hiding glue behind the dots and the sentiment.

Apparently I was in the mood for making it hard for myself that day as, rather than glue it flat to the shiny blue card base, I popped the panel up using rather a lot of small foam dots.



The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge


  • stamps:
    Create A Smile – balloons in the sky
  • dies:
    Lil Inker – thanks
  • pens:
    EK Tools – calligraphy pen
  • colour:
    Inktense blocks
  • embellishments:
    Doodlebug – sprinkles – ladybug assortment
    Imagine Crafts – sheer shimmer spritz – frost
    Ranger – glossy accents
    silver thread
  • paper and card:
    Papermill Direct – super mirror – blue
    Papermill Direct – luxury artist watercolour paper
    Dovecraft – premium vellum
    Papermill Direct – sandgrain – silver
    black card scrap


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