Monday, February 21, 2011

Birthday Balloons for Owen

Today Luke is going to a birthday party for his "buddy pal" at Preschool.  Mommy provided the present, Nana got to do a card.

My "buddy pal" Ruthann let me use her Crazy for Cupcakes set.  I can't believe I never bought this set.  It's great!  I think it will be in my next order even though she has graciously told me to use it as long as I want!

I inked the balloons and strings (don't you just love those strings?) with markers and colored the balloons in with the markers, smoothing with a blender pen.

I had 2 strings of the same color and I tried to trace one with the small nib on the red marker.  It's not perfect, but I doubt a 3 yr. old will notice.  The middle balloon is cut out and popped up.  I know, I can't believe I actually cut out that ribbon but it gave the look I wanted.

Just a simple layout to bring out the balloon colors.

It just so happens that the Free 4 All #52 challenge at SCS last Friday was to do a child's birthday card.  Isn't that perfect timing?

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Crazy for Cupcakes, Teeny, Tiny Wishes
Ink:  SU Markers (Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, Real Red)
Paper:  Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red

And guess what?  We get to escort Luke to the Birthday Party at the Fun House!  Pop and I may be babbling when we get home!


1 comment:

Benzi said...

Great job with those strings, Bonnie. Your card is too cute. Sounds like a fun time with your grandson. What is better than that?