Saturday, 29 February 2020

Interactive birthday balloons

This card was inspired by the video tutorial that I saw on Jennifer McGuire's blog.

I used a balloon die set from Simon Says Stamp to die cut my balloons from scraps of cardstock and added a little shading to each balloon using Catherine Pooler inks and my Taylored Expressions blender brushes. I chose primary colours because the card went to our grandson. The sentiment stamps are by Marianne Design and were white heat embossed. The background stamp is by Hero Arts.

When you pull the tab, the second sentiment is revealed on a smaller balloon. I love how this turned out and cannot wait to create a few more in different colours, since it's so simple to make and it's a great way to use up scraps too.

I'm linking up my card at:

Uniko - 8th birthday linky party

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes

Seize the Birthday - Toppings: Sentiment as focal point

And since I've been using lots of cardstock scraps
 for my balloons, I'm also having a play at


  1. This is a fabulous interactive card full of snippets. Nice and bright and cheerful in thus cold, wet and windy day.

    There's a party going on in the Playground Treehouse. . . Come and join us xxx

  2. What a great card Marianne! I love the design as well as the fact it's such a great way to use up plenty of little snippets.

    Di xx

  3. this is fabulous, Marianne! I love all the bright colors of your balloons, thank you for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

  4. What a clever design! Love the sentiment on the top balloon, it really pops off the page. Thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x