Saturday, January 28

I didn't think I had any balloons...

but I remembered a balloon punch by Marvy Uchida that I had saved from my scrapbooking days.


I started by punching a piece of text weight paper with the punch to make a stencil.
I cut a white linen card stock base card and a piece to go on top of it.
On that main piece, before it was glued on, I stenciled the balloons with my Tim Holtz mini ink blending tool and two colors of Distress ink, in this case picked raspberry and hickory smoke.
Using the Distress marker, hickory smoke, I hand drew the cords to the balloons.
Finally I stamped the verse from  Richard Garay's "Amazing You" set.
Once that was done I glue dotted the main piece to the base card. 

12 comments:

  1. Grey and pink are just perfect together. Love how you made the stencil and made this a one layer card. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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    1. This punch stencil is making me look at all my punches now!!!

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  2. A beautifully crisp and elegant creation and perfect for our Celebrate theme at Allsorts, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

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  3. Necessity is the mother of invention! Your card is FAB

    Kathyk

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    1. Necessity is also why I shouldn't get rid of older supplies!

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  4. I love this lilac and grey colour scheme, and you've inked the balloons really well to leave such convincing highlights! Fab drawing of the balloon strings too. I think the bold sentiment goes perfectly with this design. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

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    1. Thanks Esther! I was thrilled with the rubbery look of the balloons!

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  5. Loving those two colours together, great choices. And your blending of the balloons looks so realistic with the light catching them.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita xx

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  6. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  7. Lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Celebrate' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

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