Monday, January 27, 2014

Balloons Card

For this card I used the standard A2 size, but I had it fold from the top the long way.

I rounded the top 2 corners on a 1/2 inch setting using my Corner Chomper.

The faux stitching was done with a Gelly Roll pen.

To create the balloons I started by making my own "patterned paper" of sorts.  I stamped Hero Arts Magical Background in Versamark and embossed it with some clear embossing powder.  The one I use is Recollections Detail Embossing Powder.  After I heat set it and let it cool I began to sponge on color.

 I used Stampin' Up ink colors Pink Passion, Ballet Blue (although there was green on my sponge so it came out a different color) and Perfect Plum.  I softly sponged these colors all over the paper.  When I was done I realized I wanted a much softer effect, so to soften the colors and give them a more faded appearance I went over the whole thing with Colorbox Chalk Ink in Popcorn (it's white.)  I actually applied the pad directly to the colored paper to get a good thick coat.

Now that my custom paper was done being created I went ahead and die cut the balloons from it using my Silhouette.  I used Design ID #30178.

I taped some twine to the back of the balloons, and also used a dab of Crystal Effects right at the bottom to keep the twine from shifting.  Then I used pop dots and adhered the balloons to the card base.  The twine was custom dyed in a swap so it doesn't have an official company color name.

I cut the ends of the twine.  Then I added a mini glue dot to hold them together where I wanted to add the bow.  I tied the bow separately, and then adhered it with another mini glue dot.

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Mega Mixed Messages.  I used the same Versamark and clear embossing powder.  The bling was from  the Michaels bargain bin area.

Hope you love it!

Big hugs to everyone :)



Angi Barrs said...

Fabulous! Love the balloon design!

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Amber!! The balloons look so fabulous!! What an awesome card!! Have a great day :)

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jessica said...

What a beautiful card Amber!!
Awesome job!!

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely simple card, love the balloons, such pretty colours too, hugs Kate X

Creative M said...

Adorable card! Great job!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting With Creative M

Karon said...

Wonderful card and wow - love those balloons!

Missy said...

This is lovely, I love the inking and embossing you did to the balloons!!

Norma said...

WOW! i love the effect on those balloons Amber, great technique:) The stitching is perfect too for this card:) Have a great evening.