Sunday 12 February 2017

FMS 274

I needed a 21st birthday card and nothing in my stash seemed quite right for the young lady I wanted it for. Inspirational rescue came in the form of the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

The balloons were a bit of an experiment with watercolour pencils. I wanted to get the effect of light hitting the balloon, so I stamped them on shimmery white cardstock, coloured them with pencil and used a blender pen on them.

It's got a celebratory feel to it, so hope she will like it!

Update: She did like it and especially liked the envelope which had matching balloons!

Card: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Shimmery white, silver glimmer paper, Basic Black.
Stamps: Balloon Celebrations, Banner Blast (retired)
Inks: Bermuda Bay, versamark, Bermuda Bay watercolour pencil
Other: Large Number framelits, Sparkle embossing folder, Balloon punch, Banner punch, Silver embossing powder, 0.5mm black marker pen, Mini treat bag framelits (for the star).


  1. Your card caught my eye over at Freshly Made Sketches. The balloons are great!

  2. This is fabulous, Jan! I love the way you've coloured the balloons, and the silver embossed decorative circles add a great, festive, touch. Just beautiful.

  3. What a great card! I love those big sparkly numbers and fun balloons! So fun! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Love the sparkle and happy balloons! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  5. Congratulations Princess Jan

  6. Jan, this card turned out so beautiful! I love the touch of silver embossing: that makes such a great background! The balloon shading is just perfect, too. They look just like real balloons!