Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Girl with Balloon

This is my last post for the My Favorite Things Stamps Camp Create. The last challenge is Spectacular Shakers! Although my shaker area isn't too large, I still love this sweet shaker card! I think it is awesome that almost any simple image can become an area for a shaker, so I had to try it out with the balloon.

I started with an older, retired image from the Pure Innocence My Balloon Stamp Set and watercolored her in with Zig Markers. I followed suite with some customary watercolor splatters and then added a sentiment from Adorable Elephants. I then die cut a circle where the balloon image was to use as the shaker part of my card.

I assembled the shaker portion by backing the open balloon area with acetate, adding sequins and glitter in the area not backed with dimensional foam and affixing the panel to a kraft card base. I then bordered the panel with a decorative pink edge. So simple, but so sweet I think!

I really enjoyed playing in all the Camp Create Challenges, I was able to try new to me techniques and that is awesome for an "old" stamper like me.


  1. Just adorable Karen! Love your coloring and background.

  2. this is so sweet and I love the balloon shaker

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  4. Super sweet card, Karen, love the little balloon shaker :)

  5. what a sweet card with the balloon shaker - beautiful watercoloring on your image!

  6. She looks beyond adorable with her shaker balloon! Your coloring of her is so wonderful!

  7. So so sweet! I struggle a bit with shaker cards. I fell like they always turn out clunky and bulky. Maybe I need to try some small shakers like this...

  8. Love the balloon as a shaker--adorable card!