Balloon Birthday Card - Karen McKibbin

Hi again everyone, I've got a balloon birthday card to share today that was created with some stencils from Paper Rose Studio.
Supplies Used:  Balloon 6x6" Stencil & Mask 20982, Floral Borders 6x6" Stencil 19342, Happy Birthday Chunky Script Stamp Set 24640, Betty's Garden 6x6 Paper Collection 28576. Liquitex Gloss Heavy Gel, Distress Oxide inks, gold thread, Gelly Roll Sparkle gel pen.
I started this card by using the Ballloon stencil to create the background on an A2 size piece of white cardstock which I later trimmed down to be 4 x 5 1/4". I just used a couple of the smaller sized balloons to stencil the cloud of balloons and tried to leave a slightly lighter area on each balloon, and made sure I overlapped the balloons. Once I was happy with the balloons, I used the gel pen to draw some squiggly lines down for the strings.
On a separate piece of white cardstock, I used the second largest balloon stencil to create the two larger balloons.  To add the Floral Borders stencil over top, I kept the original balloon stencil in place with low tack tape, and then applied the stencil over top of the balloon with a darker ink.  Next, I applied a thin layer of the Liquitex gel over these two balloons to give them a shiny look.  Glossy Accents would also work for this.  Once that was dry, I fussy cut the balloons out, right up to the edge of the stencilling.  I then added the gold thread to the tails of these balloons, using some double sided tape on the back.
Next, I stamped the sentiment with black ink onto the balloon card front, and adhered this to a piece of confetti patterned paper from the Betty's Garden collection and attached this to my card base.  Finally, I used scrap card to add some dimension to the back of the bigger balloons and then glued them onto the card front. 
Thank you for joining me today and I hope I've given you a little inspiration!

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