99 Red Balloons - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge

 Happy weekend! After my daughter shared her card yesterday, I am back with my card for the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge. We love being inspired by fun challenges and enjoy creating together. 

My first ever favorite song I can remember was 99 Red Balloons from Nena when I was in Kindergarten. Of course, I loved the original, German version that only says 99 Balloons and nothing about red - but for my card it was perfect:

The balloons were stamped, masked, stamped and so on. Then I masked off the rectangle and inked the background with Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Ink. I added a red line with a marker around that rectangle and colored my balloons with Copics. Not sure how I like my try to make them look translucent by indicating the shapes with a pencil! I added highlights with a white gel pen and adhered my panel to the card base. After I had stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment onto a strip of blue cardstock, I adhered it together with tiny star sequins.

Having the song in your head now? You are welcome! Thank you so much for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend and happy Easter!

Vanessa x

Lawn Fawn set used:


A Card Made by Alyssa

 Hello! Here is Alyssa. I really liked the idea and made a card for the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge inspired by the book Bliss Bakery, one of my favorite book series. This challenge is a wonderful inspiration!

Here is my card:

This sleeping gnome was required for a recipe in the first book. He had to whisper the secret of time into the dough. And every time a magic ingredient is put into the bowl, there are these blue bolts. I liked that the Bliss family wanted to help others with their magic recipes. 

These are the stamp sets and dies that I used:

milk and cookies (cookies, cookies tin)
bugs and kisses (jar)
life is good (water in jar)
cole's abcs (letters)

I hope you like my card!



MFT Sketch 535 Guest Designer + a tutorial!

Hello to you! It's my last day guesting for the MFT March Sketch Challenge. Besides my take on the sketch, you'll get a tutorial on how to color number balloons to make them look like foil number balloons. I got asked a lot about them on previous cards, so here it is. But first comes Sketch 535:

And this is what I made inspired by it:

Here I started with a white card base and stamped the Pumped-Up Numbers with grey ink. After I had added highlights with a white gel pen, I added a strip of grey cardstock, a rectangle of white cardstock and covered the front with vellum to tone it down. Now I stamped the images, colored them, fussy-cut the pieces and adhered them to the card. Finally, I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of pink cardstock, heat-embossed it with white embossing powder, trimmed it and adhered it to the card.

This cute little bear always makes me happy! But now to the promised tutorial. I hope you like it!

Will you try this? Let me know what you think. And don't forget to join the MFT Sketch Challenge this week for your chance to win $50 to the MFT shop! Thanks for visiting today!