Thursday, May 19, 2016

Birthday Card ~ Blue Skies

Am I the only one that has issues with the 
colored Wink of Stella Glitter markers?
I finally invested in a couple since I LOVE my clear one.
I colored up my balloons and the colors were beautiful.
I can't get the green one to leave behind any glitter.
The glitter in the pink one goes down beautifully.
A few hours later when I got home and tried to take pictures 
the glitter was ALL gone and the colors had totally changed.
I ended up adding the glitter using my clear marker 
{I used regular white card stock on the balloons}
I took the last photo under a light so the glitter would show.
Okay on to my card.
I used a stencil and distress stamp pads to create my background.
I like how the texture looks on the watercolor paper.
To finish off I added the die cut sentiment.
I sponged the paper first so it would match the sky.

*Card base 5.5 x 4.25 in.
*Hot air balloons from the Blue Skies stamp set from Lawn Fawn.
*Hot air balloons cut using the Blue Skies die set from Lawn Fawn.
*Sentiment cut using the Happy Birthday Border die from Lawn Fawn.
*Wink of Stella pink, green and clear glitter pens from Zig.
*Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn Distress stamp pads from Ranger.
*Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pads from Tsukineko.
*E17 marker from Copic.

May your day always be filled with love and laughter.
Crafty hugs,   

Please join me and play along with these wonderful challenges:
Lawnscaping #130 Sparkle it up {Wink of Stella pens on balloons}
DL Art May Linky Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #230 & 231


  1. Wow! They look totally different. Both look pretty. But when you expect things to look a certain way, you aren't satisfied. I would write the company and tell them.
    Both really do look pretty.

  2. Cute and fun card, the glitter really sparkles. The background you created is perfect. I have yet to try a Wink of Stella pen so I don't know anything about them.

    Crafty Hugs,

  3. Great Baloons Dawn, They look glittery to me I hope you pens start working the way you want.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes MAY Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  4. These are so your festive hot air balloons.

  5. loving those hot air balloons!! that glitter is AWESOME!! i only have the clear wink of stella and the glitter brush from Spectrum Noir (LOVE that one), so I don't have any experience with the colored ones!! sorry! Thank you SO much for playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge!! :)


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