Penny Farthing Balloons

When using a stamp for the first time I love to make a few designs in one hit with it - have you noticed that from my Flower Shop cards?  So here is another using the bicycle from the Timeless Talk set.  I LOVE the pop of colour the balloons give against the kraft background!  Makes it a good card for males, or anyone really.

It was easy to make, the only fiddly bit was working out where I wanted the balloons to sit.  You can see that I've used Stampin Dimensionals to pop up the front panel, they bring a dimensional elegance to a card. The balloon punch was an old one I had in my craft box from when I was a teenager and I tied the balloons to the bike with my trusty old Baker's Twine.

I was excited to have an occasion to finally use my piercing tool and mat and created a border to finish the card off. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Items used:

Paper: Stampin' Up! 2012-2014 In Colours DSP (retired)
Sentiment: Papertrey Ink - I Lovely Leaves


  1. Hi Fiona, Love your cards. This one is just gorgeous with the balloons. Love the piercing border.
    Cheers, Sue Madex

  2. So simple but yet so wow! Thank you for sharing.


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