I loved Erin's ink blending and wonderfully balanced design. I CASEd Erin's design using a single balloon instead of her flower, confetti rather than sequins, and embossed streamers where she had writing. The balloon string winds down to give a nod to Erin's lower right swirl.
After I took the pictures, I thought the balloon looked rather flat, even though it is cupped a bit and raised with foam. Here it is later with the balloon covered in Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents:
Then, of course, the camera wouldn't cooperate because of the shine!
I used PTI's Hooray Stamp Set for the streamers and the sentiment. The background is Impression Obsession's Textural Dots. I heat embossed all of the stamped images using Zing Aqua, Mustard, and Apricot embossing powder. The main panel was ink blended with PTI's Hawaiian Shores. I made the balloon out of PTI Orange Zest cs using the Silhouette. I created a circle and then double clicked for point editing, and pulled the bottom downward a bit. I then created a triangle and merged them together. The white "glare" is from a Gelly Roll pen. The confetti was punched out of PTI cs: Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores, and Harvest Gold with a tiny hole puncher. The satin ribbon was salvaged from pajama packaging.
I hope you get a chance to play along with Tag, You're IT! for challenge #25. It would be so much fun to see you there!
Thanks for coming over to visit. I hope you are having a wonderful day!