Friday 19 August 2016

Project 348: Ombre balloon birthday cards

I have been visiting Pinterest this week for inspiration and came across this great card featuring the Stampin' Up Balloon Celebration set from Inking Idaho:

I thought, oh man that's good. So I cased it as soon as I could. 

The headline card was my first attempt, using 3 dye inks to build up the ombre effect. I added a big greeting that I have had for ages and that was that. I really like the cracks in the ink, it looks like bit like a screen print. 

For this second card I was playing with format to get a higher concentration. I used the smaller balloon stamp and mixed dye and pigment inks for greater variety. I used a Fiskars birthday greeting that is so cheerful. 

Super easy once you get the hang of it, I think I will make these in bulk to give away to people.


  1. oh this is one super,cased card hun you have done a brilliant job great stamping hun hugs Cherylxxxxx

  2. I loved these when you showed them to me over skype, now seeing them in more detail I love them even more...I think the middle one is my fave, such richness of colour!! Cx


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