Balloons, Balloons and more Balloons!

Balloons, Balloons and more Balloons!


All these balloons are making feel like it is party time! They are such a happy subject to be playing with … so there is a ton of happiness going on over at the Global Design Project this week!

Balloons, Balloons, Balloons

Seeing as the Balloon Celebration stamp set and Balloon Bouquet Punch are my featured bundle this month, I think I can sneak in another challenge entry this time! It is a theme challenge this week and the theme is …. Balloons.

GDP023 Balloons

To see my first submission this week, click here.

Balloons Close UpI loved how Paula Dobson added a white highlight to the balloon on her project (see her challenge card here).  And when I had finished sponging on these Balloons punched from Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo cardstock, I felt they needed a little more highlighting.  I drew my highlights with a Versamark pen and white embossed them, then I added a touch of white gel pen over the top. Not as darling as Paula’s highlight… in fact my highlights look like they are reflecting a massive disco ball, but hey, it is party time! 😉

Scalloped Edging on Balloons Card

I really wanted some curly balloon strings and I could have drawn them in with a marker, but I decided to use the “let us celebrate” balloon strings, even though the whole sentiment is not fully visible on any of them.

Disco Ball Highlights on the Balloons

If my balloons look like they are slightly layered up off the card, it is because they are a double layer. I didn’t like the first balloons once I got them down on the card, so I created them again and just glued them right over the top of the not quite right balloons. I quite like that they look a little raised without the full height of a dimensional.

Global Design Project Balloons Theme

If you are considering purchasing the Balloon Celebration bundle from me this month in order to receive the 4 free PDF Tutorials and the card kits to go with them, don’t wait too long. The Balloon Bouquet punch is currently running low on inventory at the Stampin’ Up! warehouse. If you do go to order the bundle from me this month and it ends up that the punch is out of stock, either keep it in your order and get it on backorder (and you will still get the free kits/pdfs), or let me know that you will wait until the punch is back in stock and I will make a note to send the the kits/pdf’s once you order the bundle.

Please also note that the Wink of Stella Brush Clear is now on backorder and won’t be in stock until 14th March 2016. A quarter of the expected stock is already on backorder, so if you do want one of these little beauties, then probably best to put it on backorder to ensure you get one when they come in.

If you would like to place an order, click on the shop now button to go to my online store, email me, or give me a call or text on 0438 464451.

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  • Im just browsing your blog and Im in love. You are amazing. I love love love your projects. The colour intensity, The design, The way you put elements together and details. Just spectacular. Hugs X Bibj

  • Oh my gosh, Cheryll. I can’t say enough about this card. I love the beautiful color combination and the way you treated the balloons. They have so much dimension. Truly a vibrant stand-out. Thanks for playing with Global Design Project.

  • Wowza, Cheryll! Your color choices in this card are amazing! Such a gorgeous card – your hand-drawn accents are perfect! I’m so glad you played along with this week’s Balloons Theme Challenge at the Global Design Project – thanks!

    • Thanks Brian, need to thank Stampin’ Up! for the colour choices, I just pulled them from the Bohemian DSP. 🙂 xx

    • Thank you Jess, I was pretty happy with this one in the end, considering I think I have “covered over” nearly every element at some point in the creation process!! xx

  • I just adore the dimension you have managed to get on these Balloons Cheryll. And the colours you chose are just – WOW! Thanks for playing at Global Design Project with us this week – again!

  • WOW so much I love about this card, the white detail on the balloons, the maroon scalloped edge and the craft sentiment, what a beautifully designed card, thanks for joining us this week x