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..
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