Up, Up and Away with Pumpkin Balloons

One stamp set, Two Different Ways

When I think of balloons, I usually think of celebrating a birthday or a fun day at an amusement park, but today I have had pumpkins on the brain! lol

First, I have a straight forward birthday balloons card to share. After stamping the balloons, I started to add Wink of Stella clear glitter … so I thought! I had picked up the Gold glitter brush by mistake. So I continued to add some highlights in gold to the other balloons and then switched to the clear glitter brush and hoped to blend the two together.

One of the best lessons I learned while in art school…when you make a mistake, make that mistake throughout so it looks like that was your intent all long! 🙂


Stamps to create Birthday balloons card: Bunch O’ Balloons Multi-Step Clear Stamps and Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

I then did the exact same card with a Halloween twist! Love how it turned out! Which do you like best?


Stamps to create pumpkin balloons card: Bunch O’ Balloons Multi-Step Clear StampsPumpkins Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Friends of the Moon Clear Stamps (which)Owl & Autumn Moon Multi-Step Clear Stamps (bats), and Ready 4 Any Holiday Clear Stamps (retired) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Please don’t forget to check in with the KSS Design Team and see what they have cooked up. Have a wonderful Inky day!

Lynn  Nancy (Video Demo)

Additional supplies for the cards above:

Paper: Both finished cards measure 4.25″ x 5.5″

  • Birthday Balloons: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Elegant Eggplant and Night Navy from SU!
  • Pumpkin Balloons: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Basic Black and Really Rust from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks – unless noted) 


  • Birthday Balloons: Elderberry
  • Pumpkin Balloons: Grape Jelly and Onyx Black (VersaFine)

Inks used can be found in the Color Recipes for each set

Embellishments: Wink of Stella (first gold by mistake) clear glitter pen, blending brushes, and cloud stencil (done on Silhouette).

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