Jul 14, 2016

Hero Arts Balloon Birthday

This was fun to make!

  • Embossed Hero Arts Birthday Balloons in white on watercolor paper.
  • Using a variety of Tombow markers, watercolored the balloons and the background.
  • Added speckles.
  • Painted white acrylic paint thinned with some water over the balloons and blotted.  
  • Stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Balloon Animal Birthday with Versafine Onyx ink.
  • Needed something. 
  • Not the dreaded sequins.  Not after all that work.  Couldn't take the chance on bad sequin placement!
  • Die cut as shown and popped up with additional circle die cuts.
  • Did not ruin.  Whew.
  • Adhered to A2 white card.
MOOD WHEN DONE = Happy!!!  How you doing?


  1. It's so wonderful to get to the end and be happy with what you created! :D Love your sky full of beautiful watercolored balloons Joan! Gorgeous background!

  2. Dang, your watercoloring with the Tombows is awesome. Interesting how you washed over with the dilute white acrylic paint. I also love how you did the popped up circle at the sentiment. I'm glad it was fun to make!

  3. Love + Pinned.
    the watercoloring is perfect.

  4. Awesome colors and design on this one, Joan!!

  5. This is an awesome card! I really love this one.

  6. Awesome card! As usual. I love your watercoloring, Joan! <3

  7. Joan, I just love this! The way you did the sentiment is fab. The light airy feeling from the white embossing is so perfect with the balloons.

  8. This is just adorable Joan. I'd be happy with this too! Love it and I am just great! Thanks for asking! LOL


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