Hi all. I don't make cards for younger children very often and haven't got many stamps or dies which are suitable for these sorts of cards. I have quite often had to go out and buy a card, heaven forbid, when I just couldn't think of anything appropriate to make, but this time I remembered a balloon die which I got with a magazine a good few months ago and this was a first birthday and luckily the idea I had worked quite well.
I started by finding some snippets of brightly coloured papers from freebie pads which I have had for ages, and cut five balloons and then an extra one for the number using a snippet of plain card. I used some bakers twine which I fixed to the balloons with tape at the back and made them look like the strings were knotted on the bottom of the balloons.
I used one of the larger snippets to cover the front of a white square card leaving a narrow border. I then cut and embossed a snippet of white card using a Sue Wilson Embossing Folder called Checkboard.
I arranged the balloons and stuck them down to the embossed layer and added the gold letters. I had to improvise with the number which is lower case die cut 'l'. The Xcut alphabet set I have didn't seem to look right on the balloons and the stick on numbers were too tiny, but the die cut 'l' was more the right size and I don't have any die cut numbers.
I then die cut the sentiment which I backed with Stick It adhesive and adhered it to the card to finish.
Thank you for dropping by today and I really appreciate your interest and comments.
I am entering the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 220 where we use up our snippets of paper and card etc.