Going along with the trend to be cleverly simple (and efficient), I set out to make a card that would create a few smiles. Dinah came into my office, took one look at the card, and smiled. Mission accomplished.
Here's what you'll need:
Jubilee Balloons Duo Stamp
4x9.25" Scored Card (8x9.25 scored at 4")
3.75x9" Fuchsia Panel (All That Jazz)
3.25x8.5 Aqua Panel (Cruisin')
Cork Board and Paper Piercing Tool (push pin, in this case)
Black PITT Pen (or black marker
India Black and Lagoon CS® Inks
20" Black Waxed Linen Thread
Common Threads UM Greeting Stamp
Thread the waxed linen onto the needle and enter into the far left stitching hole, front to back, leaving a 2" tail. Stitch back up through the neighboring hole and tie the threads together to form a knot. Enter the left hole of the second balloon and return to the front from the nearest stitching hole. Tie the other ends of the thread together, leaving a long thread loop between the balloons, as shown.