Watercolor Balloons

Sunday, March 31, 2013

 
I love these watercolor balloons.
I rubbed a few ink pads onto a large acrylic block and then spritzed it with water.
As the colors mixed, I stamped into the ink and then onto my paper.
A trick I learned from {Betsy Veldman}is to hold the stamp on the paper a bit longer than normal.  This allows the paper to absorb the water and ink and make a better impression.
This made a huge difference in the end result for me.
Thanks, Betsy!

 
This is the year that I and many of my friends turn 40!
I'm going to need a few more of these cards :)
 
 
 
Have A Great Day!




Cardstock: WP9 Ballet Slippers, PTI Soft Stone, White
Stamps: PTI Birthday Style, Fabulous Frames
Ink: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, Limeade Ice
Dies: PTI Headline Alphabet Numbers, Birthday Style, Fabulous Frames
Other: Faux Eyelets

18 comments :

  1. Loving the gorgeous watercolor on those balloons!

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  2. I love these colors! What a sweet card!

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  3. Love how the balloon peeks out from behind the frame Kara...really cute card!

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  4. This is really beautiful--you youngster!

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  5. Kara..love this! I'm going to have to give this a try.

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  6. Kara, this card is just stunning! Not only are those watercolor balloons so soft and beautiful, but the design of the card is just perfect! Pin this one to your Friday Inspiration File!! ;)

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  7. Hi Kara, gorgeous card, the balloons look fantastic, love your design. :) Cathy

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  8. This came out just perfect Kara!! The watercolour balloons look *amazing* and the rest of your design is just as flawless! Love!!

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  9. Gorgeous gorgeous!!! Love those white brad thingys!!!!

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  10. I really love this. Totally going to order that set because of you!

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  11. Oh, this looks so fabulous, Kara! I love your card! (I turned forty last year and the theme for my birthday was "flippin' fabulous forty" -- it was a flip flop theme!)

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  12. Those balloons are simply awesome! Loving the soft colors and the layout of this card :)

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  13. Hey Kara! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  14. Indeed, the pastel watercolors on these balloons are just stunning! I would love to play with that technique. Love how one balloon is floating out of your frame!

    40 was fine for me, but the jury is totally out on 42 this year (just physically-speaking) ... enjoy your 40!

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  15. Perfection, Kara! Awesome design and the coloring on the balloons is amazing!!

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  16. Gorgeous watercolour balloons and a great card for the trigger.

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