I have the honor of being the Guest Designer over at Sketch Support this month! You can download and print this sketch for free right here.
When I started playing with this, I had no idea if I was going to make a card or a layout. I decided to create some balloons I liked and see where it would lead me. What I ended up with seemed too large for a card, but got lost on a 12x12 page. But when I found the cloud background paper and went with 8.5x11, things fell into place quickly.
After lots of experimenting, I finally added 2 black punched border strips. Now the eye sees the right side of the page as a large rectangle block and gives my title, photo and journaling more importance.
I only adjusted the original sketch slightly.
Variation #1: the smaller balloons are cut slightly larger to accommodate the sizes on my Creative Memories circle cutter
Variation #2: the smallest circle on each balloon is a pre-made embellishment
I ended up really liking this page. Have you ever built a layout around an embellishment?
SUPPLIES (place cursor on photo for description, click on photo for link)
Other: Creative Memories Circle Cutter, Cosmo Cricket Salt Air Butterflies & Doilies, American Crafts Thickers