Birthday Balloons

Hi friends!  It's Monday again and time for another Mojo Monday sketch.  Since it's the last Monday of the month, our challenge this week is a tall and skinny layout.  I flipped my card horizontally to fit the idea I had for a balloon bouquet.

One of the boys' good friends had her 3rd birthday party this weekend, so I got to make a girly card.  She loves all things sparkly and pink and purple, so I started by stamping the balloons from Birthday Bash in archival ink and then coloring with Prismacolor pencils and blending with gamsol.  I added a bit of glossy glaze to each balloon for a highlight and then dusted them with glitter.

The monkeys are from the just arrived back in stock To the Moon set.  Had to include two little monkeys, since the card is from both of MY little monkeys.  {grin}  They're colored with prismacolors and gamsol, then cut with circle dies and matted with stitched circle dies.  I added a little extra dimension to the birthday sentiment circle, layered some polka dot ribbon behind and found a scrap of dp that worked with my color scheme.  Each layer is matted with black cardstock.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a super creative start to your week.

Mojo Monday 413 Sketch
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Stamps: To the Moon, Birthday Bash (Verve Stamps)
Paper: black, white, dp scrap
Ink: archival black (Ranger), prismacolor pencils
Accessories:  classic circles nestabilities (Spellbinders), stitched circles stax (MFT), glossy glaze (Ranger), polka dot ribbon (May Arts), dazzling diamonds glitter (SU!), gamsol, blending stump


  1. This is so adorable, I love it. The monkeys are a cute idea. Love the sparkly balloons too.

  2. Darling card and a great way to use the sketch.

  3. Love how you flipped the sketch! Balloons in the BG are fabulous :)

  4. What an adorable card and imagine it stole the show at the little girl's party! We were both in balloon mode this week. :-)


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