How to Make 5 Bright Fun Critter Balloon Cards with Penny Black + Video!

I decided to stretch some Balloons today (could be dangerous lol), but what better way to do that than add some sweet Penny Black Critters!  Today’s video is part of my Penny Black Gimme 5 Series which means I have 5 same but different cards to share.

Penny Black Gimme 5 - Critter Balloons - Therese Calvird (card video) 1

Penny Black Gimme 5 - Critter Balloons - Therese Calvird (card video) 1

Starting with a ‘bunch’ of balloons covering the whole card front
Penny Black Gimme 5 - Critter Balloons - Therese Calvird (card video) 1and a happy hanging hedgie from the Furry Hugs Stamp Set.
Penny Black Gimme 5 - Critter Balloons - Therese Calvird (card video) 1Next it was time to shake it up and this hedgie from Cheerful Critters is running as fast as he can
Penny Black Gimme 5 - Critter Balloons - Therese Calvird (card video) 1I used a Chat Bubble to add a bold sentiment this time.
Penny Black Gimme 5 - Critter Balloons - Therese Calvird (card video) 1
Next it was time to frame a little baking cat from Happy Critters
Penny Black Gimme 5 - Critter Balloons - Therese Calvird (card video) 1
all because I needed to use this sentment from the Birthday Humor Stamp Set.
Penny Black Gimme 5 - Critter Balloons - Therese Calvird (card video) 1I wanted another bright background and so added some alcohol ink to some Yupo paper.
Penny Black Gimme 5 - Critter Balloons - Therese Calvird (card video) 1This cool skateboarding cat is from the Happy Times set….  and he is very Cool!
Penny Black Gimme 5 - Critter Balloons - Therese Calvird (card video) 1My final card is another shaker and this Hedgie is from the Time to Celebrate set, I don’t think he realises just how big his balloon is…..
Penny Black Gimme 5 - Critter Balloons - Therese Calvird (card video) 1I struggled with this acetate sentiment from Good Wishes, but after much clean up managed to get it to a usable state.
Penny Black Gimme 5 - Critter Balloons - Therese Calvird (card video) 1

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at YouTube.

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I am enjoying the bright cheerful colours at the moment, lets be honest we need all the cheering up we can get right now, so I hope this helps you too!  Sending big hugs to you wherever you are and please Stay Safe, Hugs

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Other Supplies:  Cardstock – Pink / Green /Yellow / Blue / WRMK – Clearly Bold Acetate Pad (? retired). Copics – 0 / E25,29,31,33,50,53 / R11 / RV10,02,04 / B000,01 / YG03,17,21 / W0,2 / T2 / Y02,21 BV20.

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29 thoughts on “How to Make 5 Bright Fun Critter Balloon Cards with Penny Black + Video!

  1. Five ways to make me smile, Therese … and my smile gets bigger with every card! Of course, you know those kitties will win the day for me… their birthday humor would win the day with my hubby, too!
    =]

  2. I am still smiling after watching your video. Love all the balloons, the shaker elements and the great colors you used. I have to admit I am partial to the cool, sunglasses- wearing skate boarding cat! We got to see your cat recently, if I remember correctly. I watch lots of videos too, so hope I didn’t get cat appearances mixed up!

  3. I love every one of these cards! They’re adorable and clever, and the sayings make you laugh, so do the critters and the colours make you smile cos they’re so happy! Awesome! I’m just looking at them all again and I love how each of the critters is interacting with the balloons on the cards. I’m finding it really hard to pick a favourite, but i’m thinking that it might be the cake icing the cake, i love how all that colour pops against the background and the sentiment is hillarious! tfs !!

    1. I reckon my fave is the popped up balloons all over the card with the floating Hedgie… but I do like how the colours pop with the balloon framed cat and the sentiments are so fun I agree! Nothing like bright colours and critters to make me smile.

  4. Balloon and critter heaven! I loved every second of your video- you had me smiling with each card and your happy voiceover. I just love watching you create– thanks so much!

  5. I love your cute as can be cards Therese!! And I could listen to you all day long. Love your soothing voice and you humor!!

  6. I think all of these cards are just awesome! Love the colours and the critters. I don’t have Yupo paper but I imagine that a similar background could be made with watercolours. Thanks for sharing and have a happy Easter.

  7. What can I say? BRILLIANT!…in every way. Love, love, love them Therese. You never disappoint and this time is no exception. As the song goes, you are “Simply the best”❤️

  8. Love all these bright, fun cards. I think the cool skateboarding cat is my favourite. I tried embossing acetate yesterday and put it in the bin. Yours looks great.

    1. I should have prepped the acetate first (I think that usually works better… but I forgot). This acetate is LF ‘heat resistant’ and is .007″ thick so much thicker than usual and I think that is why it held up a bit better, it’s still not fantastic though, I will have to try it again and use less heat (and more prep time lol.) Hugs Tx

  9. Love, love, love these cards – but then I do always love your critter cards – and the sentiments are just fantastic. It must be so much fun to be on the receiving end of one of your cards. Thanks for the smiles. Happy Easter Therese.

  10. Therese, I love all your balloon designs and your use of the cute critters! Your last sentiment is just so perfect for our times – wish I could be there to give you a hug – says it all doesn’t it? A wonderful group of cards and so fresh and new1

  11. What fabulous fun cards Therese. Love them all and especially watching you created these magnificent critter cards. All so different and mind blowing creative!

  12. Oh my goodness! I want to make all these cards! They are so sweet looking. I love the colors. Those balloons are gigantic and so funny that the hedgehog is lugging it around. I think in real life he would be flying through the air holding on for dear life! Lol! I love it. You have definitely inspired me! I love that you did something with critters instead of flowers. I love love love the flowers but critters always excites me more! Thank you. I will have to definitely make a list of the supplies you used for your cards to collect it all. I truly love each and every one of them. Its very hard to say which one I like the best. I guess it will have to be a toss up between the one where you used several balloon die cuts in the background and the shaker card one! Wait one more and the one with the gigantic ballon behind him. Ok so I picked 3 out of 5, told you it was hard to decide!

  13. Sorry just started this blogging thing last night. I messed up my email address on the last comment and don’t know how to fix it. Sorry

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