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Stampendous and Tombow Hop

Hello there! The Stampendous team is sharing projects using Tombow adhesives along with the new Stencil Duos. I loved using the Balloon Duo Stencil Set so much (see my post from Monday), that I decided to use it again this week!

I laid the pattern stencil on to my Mixed Media paper, taped it down, and then taped the balloon stencil on top of that. I used the fabulous pen that comes in the Stencil Duo set and traced the background image. Next, I removed the stencils, and colored the pattern in with Memento markers from Imagine Crafts.

Then I trimmed the balloon out, but I decided it needed a little sumpin' sumpin'... and hey! We're doing a Tombow Blog Hop, right? I used their cool Glue Pen to outline parts of the pattern on the balloon, and I sprinkled some Lime Micro Glitter from the Halloween Glitter Kit on top. I worked in small sections so that the glue didn't dry before I got the glitter on. It is holding the glitter beautifully! I also used the Glue Pen to adhere my thin twine (from May Arts) to the card. I drew a line directly on the card (this was the last thing I did on the card), and laid the twine down. Again, I worked in small sections. My sentiment was made from the upper portion of the Incredible You stamp.  I embossed it with Shabby White Embossing Enamel.

This card is kind of different from my usual style....very clean and simple, but I love it. I can imagine doing it over and over with all different colors. Hmmmm.....I may need to get on that! Be sure to check out the rest of the Stampendous gals that are posting today. Their links are below. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Kristine Reynolds

Serena Bee

Alison Heikkila (that's me!)

Smitha Katti

Tombow USA Blog


Pam B said…
Fun card! I love green.
What a fabulous design inside the balloon -love it! Love the sparkle the glitter adds, too. And I just love that sentiment!
I know they are traditional, but I love balloons on Birthday cards. I like the design they have with this set, but think about all the other ones you could use on such a big balloon. Very NICE card!

Thanks for sharing!
Jean Bullock said…
Great job on this and I love the sentiment you chose. Very cool.
Awesome card! Your brilliant green balloon is twice as nice with all of the beautiful stenciling! The Duos have stolen my heart and I cannot wait to get my hands on them!!! TFS!
Denise Bryant said…
Can't wait to try out the Stencil Duos! Great card... love your coloring!
HelenM said…
love the balloon!!
barbara c said…
I think this is a Beautiful Birthday card ..And with how you design the ballon with the stencil and all the fun products ..
Katie said…
Great design, I love this!!! I love how cool and bold the balloon looks over the black cs. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B. (USA)
Stampendous said…
Super cool card, Alison. The sumpin' sumpin' glitter was a great add to the card. Thank you for sharing today!
Mary Holshouser said…
Love the movement in the balloon.
Pretty colors.
thanks for sharing.
Judy said…
I really like this balloon stencil and that green color is amazing! Thanks for sharing.
Shari said…
This is really neat. Your site is so fun. I love how you colored in the balloon. ♥♥♥
McStamper said…
Love your fantastic balloon card.
Sue D said…
Fabulous--I like the green glitter.
Viki Banaszak said…
I love your card! The shading is awesome and so is the glitter!
Amanda Rhodes said…
I love the balloon- great coloring! Thanks for doing something different for us! :)
cghundley said…
Lovely card, love
how you did the
balloon with the
Carla from Utah
Diane said…
I love, love your glittery balloon!!
D.Ann C said…
That's the coolest look I've seen with the balloon stencil!!
Susie Bentz said…
Great card! Love the addition of the glitter and the blending of your colors is perfect!
Helen Gullett said…
Super fun birthday card!! Using glue pen is best way to add glitter on the pattern :) Fabulous!
Jean said…
Wonderful card! loving the green!

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