26 February 2018

It's a girl with Altenew Baby Balloon

Hi Everyone,

Well, who would have thought that I would be back here that quickly? :o) My little Baby Girl is so good for her Mama, and she has a nice long nap at least once a day, so I actually find some time for crafting every now and again! Isn't she just the best?! I hope she keeps it up for a while LOL!

Today's card was a quick make - I have befriended another pregnant lady towards the end of my pregnancy with Hanna, and we're due to meet for the first time with the babies "out"in a day or two, so I thought that it would be nice to have something little for her and her new Bundle. 

To my surprise, I reached for the Altenew "Baby Balloon" set to make the card, as opposed to my go to cutesy images for Welcome Baby cards - I am really glad now that I won this set! And there I was, thinking that I would never use it... 

The background is a watercolour-style wash with Distress Inks mixed with some Prima Metallic Accents. 

It turned out quite nicely, didn't it? Just please - someone remind me next time not to use vellum for my focal image - adhering it to the panel without letting the adhesive be visible was a bit of a struggle! In the end, I opted for a few Nuvo Drops as an embellishment here and there, and I think they saved the day!

I am entering the card into the following challenges:

SSS Wednesday Challenge - Make your own background

Have a great week,


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  1. this is just too sweet!I love that you used brads to hold down the balloon! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  2. Beautiful card! This just makes us SMILE. Great coloring too! Thanks for joining the Altenew Inspiration Challenge.


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