An unexpected colorway


Operation Write Home has a balloon tutorial up right now that showcases the Hero Arts Happy Birthday Set Balloon stamp. They allow for other balloon stamps to be used as well.

Here’s mine.

I really don’t know how I came to this bright colorway. I started with a vintage Comotion balloon stamp that I picked up at Scrap DC. The sentiment is from a Studio G Alison Wong set. Wausau Fleck cardstock front, magenta and orange scraps from stash, colored with neon Crayola twistables, embroidery floss bow.

Imagine my surprise when I looked at Moxie Fab World and saw their Tuesday Trigger.

Hello awesome colorway! My OWH balloon card totally works with this as a starting point but I created a second card that uses pink, purple and orange.

Wausau Fleck cardstock front, paper is DCWV I believe – it was a thrift stash find. Heart and XO stamp are from TPC Studio Hugs and Kisses Set.

This card also works for the Operation Write Home Midweek Challenge – Love.

10 responses

  1. Madame Wong – your card is quite excellent!!!! I love the different colors and the simplicity of the message – XO! Wonderful!

  2. Fantastic job with your cards Kara. Love the use of string or floss, have to anchor the cute balloons to something. Love the tic tac toe card, and the bold letters in the squares. O.K., in the center squares in rows 1 & 2… how’d you get the ‘N’ to almost be full size? Inquiring minds want to know.

    • Marlene – I didn’t even notice I did the N’s like that. I sliced the paper and ended up with identical prints so tried to flip the squares around so it wouldn’t be so obvious. It’s kinda groovy. πŸ™‚

  3. Oh, they’re so colorful and engaging! I really admire the Tic Tac Toe card because I have the hardest time lining up little squares like that!