For the topper I trimmed a square of white cardstock down to a shade smaller than 4", and then the patterned paper, from the 6 1/2" paper pad down a little bit smaller than that, just to leave a small border.
To decorate the balloons, I covered one balloon in each bunch with glossy accents. I then used 3 different colours of superfine glitter to cover the glossy accents completely, and left this to dry before I tapped it off.
Once it was dry, I trimmed out each balloon, and layered it over the stamped outline on the patterned paper, and then positioned my lion.
After all the fiddly bits were done, I used a hairclip to keep the card closed while i put a thick layer of glossy accents all over the glittery balloons. I really wanted a glossy, glittery effect, and it's turned out pretty nice! (If you try this, just make sure you clip your card together so it doesn't pop open, and make your glossy accents run!
Happy Birthday Lincoln!