17 June 2020

Birthday Balloons

Hello there, I needed to make quite a few male birthday cards a little while ago and so I grabbed my Studio Katia Birthday Balloons Duo Stencils and some Distress Ink and did some ink blending!

I started off by taking a panel of white cardstock and placing the Studio Katia Birthday Balloons Duo Stencil Set on top and secured with memo tape. The stencils are made to layer on top of each other but actually, I just masked balloons off that I didn't want and sort of made my own pattern!
I applied the Distress Ink with blending brushes, trying to make a slight highlight in the balloon, to help them look dimensional. I used Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks. A combination that I saw Stephanie Klauck used and fell in love with it! I removed the stencils and then drew balloon strings in using an Arteza TwiMarker.
The sentiment from the Studio Katia It's Your Birthday Stamp Set was then stamped on top using black ink. The panel was simply adhered to a Hero Arts Mist A2 card base with foam tape. I made a few of the same design but changed up the balloon placement and sentiments. I think this one was my favourite though!
Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
I think balloons are great for male cards in particular as they can be used for any age. Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you are having a great week so far and staying safe. Take care!


  1. It's just gorgeous! I love that combination of colours, I'll have to use that. And I really need to get a balloon stencil. Sigh.

  2. wonderful colours ,great card - I must get this stencil - sadly out of stock boo hoo

  3. Beautiful choice of colours used Michelle, so simple but so stunningly pretty. Stay safe and healthy xx


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