Balloon Races

Congrats to Jeanne, the newest Featured Stamper (FS651) on Splitcoast! Jeanne does a lot of watercolor, so I dug thru my watercolor backgrounds for my card. I was inspired by THIS card because I like the hot air balloon theme. So I kept that but I used different images, different colors & made mine a birthday card.

I had just enough of a left over watercolor bg in the pinks/purples to stamp & fussy cut my hot air balloons. I added just a little white pencil on the zigzag lines. The green/yellow bg was one of those that didn’t really work when I made it. So I tried a technique (from one of Lydia’s Challenge last year) where you take a fine line pen & outline all of the watercolor sections. She called it Topographic Watercolor. I was surprised how much it improved the look of it & how I liked it behind the balloons. You just never know when a “fail” will work out in the future. 

Here’s the inside.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: DRS Designs:4 in 1 In the Sky, Hot Air Balloon, Another Year Flies (inside: Sunny Day Birthday Greeting
Paper: Staples 110# white, watercolor
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, (Kaliedacolor birthstone used on inside)
Accessories: Rubbernecker Square Stitch  dies, white Prismacolor pencil, watercolors