I've been on a mission with housework today, but decided to have half an hour off at my craft desk.
Some months ago, I made a bokeh stylecard using various sizes of circles. I had a thought that using the "Funky Fossil Party Balloon Stencil" with the same technique would make a good background for a birthday card, so decided to have a play.
I used assorted colours of Distress Oxide Inks through the stencil (Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberry), starting with the lightest colour, working through to the darkest, until I had covered the whole area.
I used a Waffle Flower "Over Hello Sized Word Die" cut in pink card and adhered over the balloon background. The sentiment is also by Waffle Flower and is part of their "Oversized Hello" sentiment set stamped in Versafine Clair "Purple Delight" ink.