Monday, 12 February 2018

Just a note to lift your spirits balloons C6 card - Day 43 of my 365 day challenge

Just a note to lift your spirits balloons C6 card - 
Day 43 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card was made as my project for day 43 of my 365 challenge - once again it is using one of the stamp sets from Hunkydory's For The Love of Stamps Collection (Up and Away) and Tattered Lace die.

How I made this card:-
  • This is a C6 white linen effect card and as I didn't want to have anything showing through it (as I would be using alcohol markers as well as inks), I cut a panel 145x85mm approx in white stamping card.
  • I used what was left on my sponge daubers (blues and greens) to create the sky and land scene allowing it to be quite "pastel" in effect.
  • I let that dry and concentrated on the balloons which are stamped once again on stamping card, this time using Versafine Onyx Black ink and a clear embossing powder which I heat set so that I could use alcohol markers to colour them in.
  • You can of course use any colours for these balloons, but I chose two shades of blue, two shades of orange/yellow, two shades of pink and finally two shades of red to do them. The embossed areas means that it makes it easier to keep between the lines etc - and the dark dots in the stamp allowed me an idea as to where the darker shades should be.
  • Once they were dry, I cut around them leaving a narrow white border on all of them.
  • I had cut out the house from a die from Tattered Lace and so coloured that in using brown shades with a grey being used for the chimney stack.
  • I then stamped the mountain design several times overhanging a couple of them to give the impression of a "range" using Silver Stone and Industrial Diamond inks from Altenew as I wanted them to look in the distance and used an grey alcohol marker to shade in some parts of them.
  • Using a tape pen, I then stuck the house in the bottom left hand corner and the balloons in a random way on the right hand side, letting a couple of them overhang which I then trimmed.
  • I also stamped the "Just a note to lift your spirits" sentiment in the Versafine Black Onyx and again embossed it with clear powder directly on to the panel. 
  • I also edged the panel with a bright blue marker to make it stand out a bit more and then embossed a couple of lines using my Hunkydory Adorable Scoreboard and glued the panel to just above the last one.
  • Finally, I added two black lines underneath the topper using a marker which I hoped would also make it stand out.

And there you are a card that is really fun to make!

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • C6 White linen effect straight edge card and matching envelope
  • Up and Away Stamp set and accompanying mask from For the Love of Stamps from Hunkydory
  • Tattered Lace Forest Pines House die
  • White stamping cardstock from Craftwork Cards
  • Blues, Reds, Pinks, Oranges, Yellow, Grey, black and brown alcohol markers
  • Green ink pads from Altenew (Silver Stone and Industrial Diamond)
  • Blue and ink pads - either from Ranger or Altenew or DoCrafts (what was left on my dauber)
  • Onyx Black Versafine ink pads
  • Clear Embossing powder
  • Tape pen
  • Glue-it glue from Pinflair
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
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