27 April 2015


Hello there, I hope you had a lovely weekend. I am back with another male orientated birthday card. Although, it could be used for females too I think. I thought it would be fun to try out the Hero Arts Ombre Inks on a balloon. I think it adds some interest to an otherwise plain and simple card.

I first took a panel of white cardstock and cut the edge at a diagonal, a la Maile Belles. I then stamped the balloon slightly overlapping the edge of the cardstock. This is from the Simon Says Stamp Celebrate stamp set and I stamped it using the Pool to Navy Ombre ink. I stamped the balloon string in SSS Fog ink below (Sorry it is a little difficult to see in the photo!).
I then stamped the sentiment, from the Clearly Besotted Many Mini Messages set in black ink beside the balloon. I took a white A2 card base and added a strip of black cardstock to it where the panel would be placed over the top. The panel was adhered with foam tape. I then finished ff with a couple of enamel dots.
Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click the picture to be taken to where I purchased it.

Thanks so much for visiting me today. I really do appreciate it. I should have a few more male cards in the box now. So hopefully that means I can go back to making pretty butterfly cards now! ;) Have a great day!


  1. Very very nice indeed. I do like the Ombré ink in this. You're right it does add interest and shows what they can do. Xx

  2. Great card, that ink works so well on the balloon. Karen x

  3. Great card! Love the design and the pretty ombre look of the balloon.

  4. Love your design Michelle and the ombre ink looks perfect on the balloon. x

  5. this card is just fabulous Michelle :) did you see we both won prizes over at the SSS blog hop ... Yaaaay!!! ♥


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