I was looking through some sketch challenge blogs today and came across the current sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch.
I needed a card for a niece's birthday and this was just the thing. I have a hard time with single layer cards in the past because I never felt like the card base was sturdy enough. I heard about a 110 pound card stock from youtube video. I wish I could remember who but I love this card stock. Its from Michaels and it's great for those single layer card bases.
I bought a ream of black to use for card boxes too. Any way, I wanted to use balloons but I don't have a balloon stamp set. :O I cannot believe it. That's on my list for sure now. I did have the Wplus9 unforgettable stamp set and it has a balloon.
I taped off the sentiment area with 1 inch post it tape and traced it with a S Pitt Artist Pen then stamped the balloon image over the tape line. The cool thing about clear stamps is that they are easy to manipulate. I fussed with the balloon string so that they didn't all look the same. I needed to make a mask to add some layers and depth so I just stamped the balloon on the sticky end of a post it and trimmed around the image.
I colored the balloons with Prisma Colored Pencils and Gamsol. I added some stars from the stamp set to round out the card front.