Saturday, March 26, 2022

Time For A Party

Hi my friends, I'm sharing a card made with the Balloon Trio dies, Life Is A Party stamp set and Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide ink pad which all came in Simon Says Life Is A Party April 2022 Card Kit. The kit is still available to buy at the time of writing but you can also purchase the individual items  from the kit HERE.

I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to be slightly smaller than A2, smooshed the Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide ink pad on to the craft mat on my Glass Media Mat, spritzed with water and laid the panel into the ink, dried and tapped back in repeatedly to pick up the remaining droplets, drying between layers. I die-cut the panel with the largest of the Balloon dies, lined up the middle sized balloon slightly overlapping and die-cut.
I die-cut the largest balloon 3 more times from Distress Watercolor card. I fixed the panel to white cardstock and fitted one of the die-cuts into the negative space along with the middle size balloon, die-cut from the coloured panel.
I inked the balloon strings with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black and stamped overlapping the balloon die-cuts.
I coloured over the Saltwater Taffy on the large balloon die-cut with Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink using a mini round blending tool and over-stamped with the background from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Lumberjack to create a tone on tone effect.
I fixed the large balloon in place slightly offset to create a highlight on the left side. I die-cut the middle and smaller balloons twice from Distress Watercolor card, inked the top layer with Salvaged Patina and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide inks, over-stamped with the background from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Composition and Lined, inked in the corresponding colours of Distress Oxide inks. I layered the die-cuts slightly offset and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium. I stamped the sentiment from Life Is A Party inked with Versamark ink on to a scrap of Alcohol Ink Black Cardstock, sprinkled with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder, heat set and fixed to the large balloon using foam adhesive.
I added clear drops fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium and matted the panel on to an A2 white card blank.

Today's card is a little reminder of today's fun YouTube Live Easter Inspiration Party over at Tim and Mario's place. 9am PT, 12pm ET, 4pm UK, 5pm Europe, get your snacks ready and I'll meet you there.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Absolutely fabulous in every way.I love the blending and the colours.xx

  2. So beautiful Kath is your card gorgeous colours and those balloons 🎈 are amazing x

  3. love this and what an excellent “howto”
    thank you for the wonderful inspiration