Thursday, March 21, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge 14: Balloons

I have a couple of cards to share based on the Twofer Card Challenge 14: Balloons!

It took me a while to remember thinking the inside piece of Papertrey Ink Shaker Shapes: Balloon Die looked like a giant Easter egg, but once I did the cards for this challenge came together pretty quickly.

For this first card a watercolor paper panel is inked with orange and yellow watercolor paints before the large balloon is die cut. A little extra Mustard Seed and Spices Marmalade Distress Inks are sponged over the die cut before the Simon Says Stamp sentiment is added.

The MFT cloud stencil along with Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans Distress Inks adds a bit of interest to a white panel before the balloon is adhered. The top of the balloon is popped up and the bottom adhered snug to the panel before the panel is added with foam adhesive to a blue card base.

For this second card, the balloon shaker is transformed into an Easter egg by simply turning it upside down and snipping off the bottom piece. The same balloon die used on the first card is used to cut a transparency piece and a light aqua balloon. This balloon is embossed with a dotted chevron embossing folder to form the base of the shaker. The shaker is filled with assorted sequins and confetti pieces before being sealed.

The Papertrey Ink Simply Spring sentiment is stamped on the designer paper panel before the shaker piece is added. A couple Poppystamps Egg Cetera eggs and a set of Bunny Ears finish off this little scene.

I'm also adding this card to Poppystamps Challenge #54 Spring Cleaning (with the sequins, confetti, designer paper and embossing folder all being something old that hasn't been used in ages) and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where Simon Says Cute.. 


Thanks for stopping by,




  1. Your single, floating-through-the-clouds balloon is delicious, Jacquie ... what rich, warm, sunny colours and wonderful dimension! Sweet Easter card ... clever use of the balloon to create the egg ... love the fun shaker element ... and those tiny bunny ears! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

  2. You do make it all sound so easy, Jacquie, but a lot of thought and effort went into these two amazing designs! I love your colorful and bold thinking of you card with everything popped up for dimension. The cloudy sky is fantastic and I love how you finished the design with that swirly string! I also love how you turned the same balloon into an Easter egg ~ and a shaker Easter egg at that! You even embossed the background of the shaker. Then you included a pp sediment panel and extra pretty eggs, including one with bunny ears! I mean, your attention to detail with your cards is everything! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #14! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Wow! These Twofers are fantastic! I love the die you used for the traditional balloon and for the egg shaker.

  4. What a delight to see you and these cuties in the gallery, Jacquie! Your first card is so pretty; your watercoloring and added sponging make this a fantastic balloon! Such a fun card. And wowzers!! That Easter egg shaker is absolutely brilliant!!! LOVE this card. The background inside the egg made me want to CASE that for future cards, and the shakery bits are perfect for Easter. How perfect is that little bunny ears headband on that egg??! GREAT cards. Thank you so much for joining us at the Twofer Challenge! Bev

  5. Love your big balloon floating amidst your pretty clouds! And your big egg is a fun design, too - thanks for sharing these with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  6. I never would have thunked to use a balloon die for an clever of you to make such a delightful card!

  7. I love the bright colors and fun egg shaker. The little bunny ears on the egg just make me happy!

  8. Great cards, Jacquie, and I love your balloon to egg modify! Great thinking outside the box, and congrats on your HM at Twofer Challenge!

  9. How fun that those are the same die!!


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