To make my card I started with a base made from PTI Lavender Moon card stock. Next I stamped the balloons and sentiment from Simon Says Stamps Birthday Bits stamp set onto Tim Holtz watercolor paper using Versamark ink, and embossed with silver. I used Distress Inks (Broken China, Milled Lavender, and Wilted Violet), to watercolor the balloons and add splatters to the background. The balloon strings and bows were cut from shiny silver card stock using PTI dies. The little silver drop shapes you see on the background are actually the inner parts of the bows, I thought they would make a nice confetti shower so I glued them on :) I finished the card by tying a white bow around the balloon strings.
More exciting news, the Sparkle & Shine Challenge has some new sponsors this year! For this first challenge the sponsor is Create a Smile stamps. The winner of this challenge will receive a $25.00 gift card to their online store and will be asked to be our guest designer for next month. How's that for an incentive to play along!
I hope that you'll join us, can't wait to see what you create!