Washi Tape Challenge

Hello and I hope you have had a good weekend.  As the weather was awful, I disappeared into my craft room to make a card for the latest challenge over at Less is More which is:-
I don't have much washi tape - I tend to only use it to decorate envelopes but I added a strip to some white card cut out using a cross stitched die and this is what I came up with......
Washi used to make a card for the Less is More Challenge
I have used a mouse from The Greeting Farm 'Let's Mingle (again!) and coloured both him & the balloon with my Zig clean color brush markers and a little bit of water.  Actually make that mouse a 'her' as I can't see a man wearing a red spotted top like that one...well my husband definitely wouldn't anyway!) 
The Greeting Farm Let's Mingle
The balloon was die cut using an old Stampin' Up! framelits die.  After I had coloured the balloon I decided it needed a bit of shhpaarkle so I liberally covered it in Versamark ink and then heat embossed with some luscious sparkly embossing powder.
And here is a close up of the balloon....
Wow Clear Sparkle Embossing Glitter
The Greeting Farm - Let's Mingle
Taylored Expressions - Wish Big (balloon string & birthday sentiment)
Lawn Fawn - Happy Happy Happy & matching dies
MFT - Cross Stitched Rectangle dies
Wow - Clear Sparkle Embossing Glitter
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Card
Papermilldirect - White Smooth & Mustard card

Please hop on over to the challenge to see what the very talented LIM designers have come up with.
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  1. Your card is so fun, Wendy! Love that big sparkly balloon with the cute mouse and the washi grounds the image perfectly. It definitely brought a smile to my face this morning :) Thank you for sharing with us at Less is More!

  2. Totally agree,Sarah, although I can't ever see my husband wearing a vest at all.

    1. ... even though we live in the north of Cumbria!

  3. This is just as cute as a button or should I say Balloon? :) You always make the best cards. TFS.

  4. A fun card Wendy, such a cute image and lovely bright colours.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  5. What a wonderful cheery card Wendy. Love all those striking elements yet you've maintained a crisp and clean style too. Beautiful colouring, love that zingy, sizzling, sparkling balloon and great placement of your washi tape. Thanks for playing along at Less is More this week.

  6. Another WOnderful card, with bright happy colours, love the mouse and the balloon.

  7. Wow! The incredibly dazzling sparkle on your balloon is amazing Wendy! Love how you split the sentiment up for added interest and that washi tape is lush! Such a happy and joyful card. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Less is More xx

  8. Wow, love this! Such a fun card - the mouse is adorable, and the giant sparkly balloon is beyond awesome! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)


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