Monday, February 8, 2016

PTI Balloons

Paper Trey Ink is celebrating their 9th Anniversary -- Their's is one of the first stamp companies I fell in love with.  
For their first challenge with the new release we were asked to pick a color palette to use on our card.  

It was so hard to choose, but one I fell in love with is Lexi Daly's colors.  

I also used the sketch from Always Playing with Paper Challenge

And of course the colors from Lexi's palette.  

All the stamps and paper are from PTI.  I stamped the balloons first with white pigment ink, then stamped over them with dye inks.  There was a bit of masking to get the desired effect.  I put some Wink of Stella over the balloons (which is very pretty IRL), and some sequins and done.  

I am also putting this into 30 Day Coloring Challenge .  Now I don't get to color and play with my cards often enough.  Work takes a lot of time -- then there is the usual housework, and hubby and family time.  But  . . . I had another snow day today (one on Friday too) so it was awesome having some extra craft time.  And I even baked cookies today!  Woo Hoo!

This will also go into the Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge - for CAS 

It is still snowing a bit.  Perhaps we'll have a delayed opening tomorrow.  
I hope you are having a good day.  Thank you for looking and your comments.  


  1. Such a lovely card, love these balloons. It is always great to stamp with white followed by dye inks, I usually use color pencils to add colors later. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
    P.S - I am your newest follower, would be happy if you follow me back.

  2. Such a great take on the challenge and I love the soft colors on the balloons. Thanks for posting the logo. :)

  3. This is a fabulous card! Great take on your inspiration challenges! :)
    Thanks for sharing it over at the ATSM challenge! :)

  4. Another pretty pastel card! Love the balloons! Thanks for playing The Challenge with us last week! Hope you play again soon!

  5. What a sweet Birthday card! Love the effect of white pigment and dye ink in soft colors on kraft. Thank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog!