Thursday 9 June 2016

Stampin' Up! Pootlers Design Team - Balloon Builders - June Week 2_Card#07_2016

This month - June, I am part of the Pootlers Design Team challenge and we are using the Balloon Builders stamp set.  There are 5 of us who will be creating a project every week on a Thursday using the same stamp set.

This week 2,
The first idea I had with this stamp set was to make some kind of balloon animal, but for some reason I couldn't get it to look right. It actually oddly looked more like a wig or some kind of human hair - FAILED - or did I?. From my failure, it gave me the idea to make a kid's face out of combining some of the long balloons with the traditional round balloon shape and drawing a face on it. I started experimenting with colours and came up with a few different faces. 

We have three kids on my husbands side of the family who are all around the same age. There's Sienna who is of half Caribbean ethnicity, Lucija who is half Serbian, and my daughter Jessica who is  half Korean. When my husband came home from work he suggested that the faces I had created actually looked like it could be those three kids!! It was absolutely not intentional to do that, but with that in mind I decided to use this as inspiration for my overall card design. As you can see I have kept the design quite simple and tried to focus on the message in the sentiment. I hope these little kids, all with a little different ethnic background grow up together and remain FOREVER FRIENDS! xxx 

Filmed a video tutorial on how to make it. It is a short 3mins video. 
I really enjoyed making this project. I hope you too enjoy it :–D

Card base - Crumb Cake CardstockWhisper White Cardstock
Stamp set - First SightBalloon Builders
Ink - Face: Pink Pirouette, Delightful DijonCrumb Cake  // Hair: Delightful DijonBasic Black ArchivalChocolate Chip

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Jerim/Willowpiggy xxx


  1. what a amazingly original idea for a card with the balloon builders! certainly thinking right out of the box! love it!

  2. Love it! So creative and original yet simple. Way to go!

  3. This card is really cute.. and what a wonderful message it portrays!

  4. I LOVE this, thank you so much for sharing :)

  5. Love love love love love love love!

    Kathleen x

  6. Hello,
    your card is so cute! ♥