Monday, 18 June 2018

Balloon & Clouds Especially For You Card - FMS341

I've had a day off from work today and took the opportunity to spend some time in my craft room.  It's my weigh in day at Slimming World and I made a gift bag containing tea bags which I will pop into the Slimmer of the Week basket later on.  I really liked the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches so decided to play along and make a card for that.  What a lovely way to spend some time on a Monday!   I had to ponder for a while as to what I was going to use as the circle elements of the sketch but I flipped through my die box and the hot air balloon and clouds caught my attention.

Using Whisper White thick CS I made a 5 1/2" square white card base, cut a 5" mat layer, embossed that using the SU! 3D Dynamic 'Subtle' embossing folder and I popped the layer up on 3D foam tape.  I die cut the balloon from Whisper White thick CS and keeping the shape in the die I applied Mint Macaron, Night of Navy and Bermuda Bay inks to the balloon using sponge daubers.  I snipped off the basket piece, inked around the white balloon shape with Night of Navy ink and glued the balloon over a die cut Night of Navy shape.  I inked the edges of the die cut clouds with Smoky Slate ink.  I stamped the sentiment, die cut the banner, added a bit of a curl to it, glued the banner in place and popped up the hot air balloon.  I glued the larger cloud flat to the mat layer but popped up the smaller cloud.  To complete the front I added some small die cut Mint Macaron decorative corners.

I decorated the inside of the card and the envelope using some Mint Macaron striped DSP left over from a card kit.  I may add a sentiment inside at a later date, depending on what I'm going to use the card for.  

Despite the inked edges of the balloon and clouds I think the card fulfills the clean and fresh requirement and it has texture and dimension too which adds some interest.  I'm happy with the end result anyway!

Stamps: Inkylicious 'For You' set
CS: SU! Night of Navy & Whisper White thick

Patterned paper: SU! Mint Macaron paper from a card kit
Ink: SU! Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy & Smoky Slate
Tools: SU! 'Subtle' 3D Dynamic embossing folder, Memory Box 'Beautiful Balloon' die, Poppystamps 'Fancy Clouds' die set, MFT 'Fishtail Flags' Stax die set, Die'Sire 'Decorative Corner 1' die set, sponge daubers
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Dimensionals, 3D foam tape



Amy O said...

I love the soft, pretty colors on this sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jen Timko said...

Super take on the sketch! Love that balloon. So glad to see you this week at FMS!

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