It took me a while to work out what I was going to do with the Big Balloons Celebrations stamps and Big Balloons Celebrations Die Set. See, I wanted a shabby looking card and well, the balloons don’t really scream shabby. But it’s amazing what paper can do to transform a set of stamps and dies from which I would first think could only be used for clean and simple to my usual more is more kind of card. I love it when an idea I have in my head turns into the exact card I was wanting to make.
I used Galeria Papier As If In A Dream Retro paper pack, love the creamy pinks and greens in this pack. I die cut the balloons from matching papers in the pack and edged with Pumice Stone Distress Ink so they would pop off the card and not get lost in all the pattern. I stamped the sentiment after I had die cut the balloon using my beloved Misti. Man oh man I would be so lost without it.
The doily die is by Prima and the leaves are by Rosy Owl (my favourite leaves of all time!)