For inspiration, I decided to play along with Art Impressions "Tie it Up" challenge. I knew I wanted to play with the Hog Wild stamp set, but wasn't sure how I was going to do it. Then yesterday, I spent some time with a friend trying to help her figure out how to use the Cricut Explore she got for Christmas. We were happily cutting out an Easter Chick when I happened upon a balloon in the gallery! That's when inspiration hit! The card base needed to be a balloon! So I cut out the balloon (twice because I knew somehow I'd mess it up, which I did) and started coloring away with my Spectrum Noir markers! Of course this pretty hog had to have some sparkle, so I added Wink of Stella and Stickles on the image (see close up photo), as well as Close to My Heart's Liquid Glass on her lips and glasses. For added shimmer, I masked off the image and then sprayed some Tattered Angels Yellow Daisy Shimmer Mist all over the balloon. I tied some baker twine around the balloon as the "string" and popped up this pretty girl with some foam tape to the base. I lined the card base with some hot pink cardstock I had in my stash, stamped the greeting with Close to My Heart Archival black ink and embossed it with Hero Arts clear embossing powder.
She is just as pretty as a princess!