I need a few birthday cards and was inspired by Joanne's "beloved" challenge to use one of the Pure Innocence stamps in my stash to make this bright and cheery card. I kept the layout very simple (at least for me) and added a few fun accents to liven up the card: a paper pieced red gingham dress, Crystal Effects on the blue balloon, and a touch of glitter on her barrett, heart and shoe buckles. Oh and a few pearls and machine stitching... ;)
Just a little tip - I'd apply the Crystal Effects to the balloon after the sewing was done. My plastic foot on my machine was stiching to the CE like a clear stamp sticks to an acrylic block. So don't like too closely at my sewing there! :)
Stamps: My Balloon - Pure Innocence (MFT). Paper: Farm Fresh designer (October Afternoon), Pure Poppy and Aqua Mist (PTI), Ivory Perfect Panel (MFT). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, Red Copic Spica pen. Other: Kiwi Kiss striped ribbon (SU!), white thread and sewing machine, Crystal Effects, Deco Scalloped Edger (EK Success), Ivory pearls (Kaiser Craft).