Did you ever have one of those cards when you seemed to just keep adding and adding and adding color to it?!?! Well this is mine. Of course balloons can't all be the same color...so we did it up right and used 9 different ink pads!
I wanted to use some of the special stamps that coordinated inside the balloons. Since I wanted the hues to be rich, I didn't want to stamp off to get the two tone effect. Instead I paired colors together that would look like a tone on tone. The ones I used together are: Island Indigo & Pool Party, Calypso Coral & Rose Red, and Wisteria Wonder & Elegant Eggplant.
As you can tell by the mess on my desk, I had plenty of thoughts of what to do with this card. Sometimes a messy desk is the inspiration for another card!
This card was first created with my nieces (left side). Funny enough, Abigail picked most of the colors....of course I tweaked them a little bit to make sure they looked good.
When we did the card with my nieces, we didn't use the piercing pad under the paper. As you can see on the yellow balloon, there's a weird circle on it. With larger solid colored photopolymer stamps, it's best to use this pad under neath to get a sharper image. They don't have that extra cushioning like on the rubber stamps so this helps with that.
I hope you enjoyed my card. And Have a Happy Colorful Birthday...whenever it is!