Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Balloons and Presents - Winnie and Walter Rerun Challenge

Good morning! Today is the start of a new Rerun Feature and Challenge at Winnie and Walter - this month our featured set is The Party - a classic birthday card stamp set! I have two cards to share - starting off with a rainbow of balloons! 

I used several Altenew Inks to stamp the balloons - using the rock and roll technique and two shades of ink to get an ombre effect on each balloon. It's a little tough to see in the photos - but I promise it's there! I also used white pigment ink to add the reflection on each balloon, and some gray in k to add the strings and bows.

I added a sentiment from Sentimental: Birthday - a perfect accompaniment to The Party - and then used a bunch of Nuvo Jewel Drops to add some confetti all around! This is a cute little notecard size card - about 4x4 inches, the perfect size to feature these balloons!

Since I was having so much fun - I decided to make another card!

For this one I created a single mask using the gift image, and then stamped from the bottom up, masking each one as I went, to create a border of presents. I added a sentiment from The Party as well, and watercolored the image in.

I finished off with some Nuvo Crystal Glaze on all those bright red bows - just to add a bit of shine, and it was the perfect touch!

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


  1. Two beautiful cards!! Really like the colorful balloons!! And love the sentiment on the second card!!!

  2. Beautiful cards with fabulous colour palettes. I love the depth created as you can see one balloon through the next on the first card. And the stack of presents is lovely. Nuvo products are the perfect finishing touch to so many things. Happy New Year to you!

  3. I love the colourful balloons !

  4. These are wonderful - I just may have to get that set.

  5. I really love your cards, especially the rainbow of balloons! Hoping to CASE that one for an entry--thanks for the inspiration!