04 July 2018

Birthday Balloons - Sheepski Designs freebie for Kit & Clowder 20K celebration, Prismacolor on kraft

Kit & Clowder is celebrating having reached 20,000 members of the Facebook group!! Joining in celebration, Sheepski Designs is offering a freebie! Andrea created Liz with balloons to join in the celebration.

For my inspiration card, I made Liz into a birthday card. I used Prismacolor pencils on kraft and embellished with a die cut from Simon Says Stamp. Inside I used a sentiment from Unity Stamp Co and balloons from a Kraftin' Kimmie set.

To get this Freebie for yourself, go to the Kit 'n' Clowder page: .
To find other Sheepski Design images, check out Sheepski Design on Etsy.

Sheepski Designs also has 2 challenges: one on the challenge blog and the other in the Facebook group. Come join us there with your own creation with the freebie!

Putting It Together

I had been having printer problems so I wasn't sure I was going to be making anything with this image. To test some maintenance on my printer, I printed on a kraft paper of which I have quite a bit. Then, on a whim, I decided to do some colouring on the kraft. 

I used Prismacolor pencils and kept track of all the colours I used. Sheesh, quite the list! I had only intended to do part of the colouring on Sunday night but was enjoying myself so much I finished it.

I trimmed the panel and added some white Uniball to the eyes and Wink of Stella to the balloons for a subtle sparkle.

I did a dry layout with a white card base and a die.

I used the die to cut black and gold glitter cardstock. I used the Xyron to add adhesive to the die cuts.

Leaving the black on the backing, I layered the gold over with a slight offset for a shadow.

I put the die cut on the image panel and trimmed the edges before adhering the image to the card base.

Inside, I used a sentiment from Unity Stamp Co and a balloon from a Kraftin' Kimmie set.



Scrapping 4 Fun: Birthday with Bling
Crafter's Cafe: Keep It Simple
The Paper Shelter: Celebrate
Sketchy Challenges: Anything Goes
Love to Scrap: Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes


  1. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at The Crafter’s Cafe. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
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  2. Beautiful card and lovely colouring
    Thank you for your lovely entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  3. What a sweet card! Just adorable!
    Thank you for joining the Scrapping4fun.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well :-)
    Majda DT

  4. Beautiful...Love it ... thank you for playing with us at Scrapping4fun challenge.Dt Vidhi Jadeja

  5. Fantastic colouring on Kraft Rijacki, lovely CAS card <3
    Andrea x

  6. Superb coloring of such a beautiful image.
    Thank you for playing with us at Scrapping4fun challenges this time.

  7. Beautiful card!! Thanks for playing with us at TPS this week! Good luck! Hug Lena

  8. Very lovely card and thank you for the tutorial! Thanks so much for playing along in our Celebrations challenge at The Paper Shelter this week. Hugs:) Audrey DT

  9. thank you for sharing this beauty at our challenge.
    I hope you will join us again soon.

    -xiss- Renate.
    (DT The Skethy Challenges)

  10. Gosh you did a great job with the pencils the result is really impressive! Especially with that brown background! Funny though the expression on her face....must be a teenager...haha thanks for sharing at Love to Scrap!


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