The panda holding the balloon is incredibly adorable. He looks at that balloon with such fascination. It also reminded me of those lantern festivals where lanterns fill the sky. I wanted to take that idea and transfer it to this card. Since this set only contains one balloon, I reached to another set from the shop, Valentine Penguins, which features a heart shaped balloon.
I do a bit of masking to cover up balloons so they don't overlap and I only stamp up the balloon portion of both stamps. I'm not too concerned with the string since you can just easily draw that in later.
Once I finished all the masking and stamping is done, I sat myself in front of the tv and colored it up. It was super relaxing and it got me to practice coloring in balloons to look dimensional! I just used a variety of color and colored as I pleased. After the fact, I realized that I should have inked up the background. I didn't want to color it in with markers so I just masked off the balloons and used distress inks for a dusky sky. I love this combo (Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet, Dusty Concord, and Chipped Sapphire) and with the balloons, it is super duper pretty! What do you think?!