Less is More Balloons

The challenge at Less is More this week is to make a card for a child or a baby. I was a bit stuck as to what stamps to use until I remembered the balloon and sentiment from the Penny Black set, Sweet Wishes. I coloured in the balloons with my Faber-Castell polychromos pencils, then blended with a blender pen before cutting them out. The sky panel is sponged (of course) and the balloon strings are drawn with a black fineline felt tip pen. The green balloon is popped up just because it seemed the thing to do. The Penny Black blog is featuring cards made with  one transparent set today, just like this one.

I’m a bit sad that the long weekend is over but I am happy that I managed to fill all my planter pots with flowers and my clever son helped me make my first ever video tutorial. More about that in a couple of weeks!


Stamps: Sweet Wishes (Penny Black)
Inks:  Memento Summer Sky & Danube Blue, Versfine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Also: Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils, Prismacolor fineline marker

14 Comments on “Less is More Balloons”

  1. Vicky says:

    I love the vibrant colours you’ve used for the strip and balloons Heather. A lovely card for any age of person really!

  2. Diane says:

    Fab card, perfect for children of all ages…and your colouring is gorgeous.

  3. Elaine says:

    It’s a great card – lovely and cheerful and suitable for anyone!!

  4. Ann Cox says:

    Cute, cute, cute!

  5. Roxie says:

    Real cute birthday card, I like the floating in the sky effect.

  6. valerie says:

    Lovely birthday card Heather the balloons are so vibrant anyone would love this!
    Val x

  7. Gery says:

    This card makes you happy, when you see it.
    Lovely and kind of cute.
    Groetjes Gery

  8. chrissieann says:

    What fun Heather!
    This looks really jolly.
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

  9. Lindsey says:

    Hope you had the same sunny, hat weekend we did, Heather! And yes, how can it be over already?
    I love the sweet simplicity of this card — perfect for a kid’s card!
    Looking forward to the video… is there Lego involved? 😀

  10. Deanna says:

    Stunning Card-love the vivid colors you used!

  11. mandi says:

    Absolutely superb
    The balloon arrangement is perfect!
    Thank you very much
    “Less is More”

  12. […] image extending beyond the masking. Here are a few other cards I have created using this layout Balloons, Delicate florals & Winter Sky. To create this card I sponged the sky first taking care to get […]

  13. Dee says:

    Your card turned out so beautifully. Love the colors.

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