Saturday, August 24, 2013
Today I have a card I designed for my youngest grandson; his birthday is August 28. He lives in Del Mar, California where there are lots of hot air balloons so thought he might enjoy this card.
I started out with a marbled blue piece of card stock for the background. It was sponged around the edges. Next I die cut the Memory Box "Modern Landscape" using a piece of green card stock and placed it on the bottom of the card. This card is 5.5" wide and 6" tall, so the landscape piece fit perfectly. Markers were used to color the trunk of the trees and the house. I used the Memory Box "Typewriter Upper Alphabet Set" to spell out his name. I think he will know I made this card special for him!
The hot air balloon was die cut using the Cheery Lynn "Hot Air Balloon with Angel Wing" die. There is a small piece you need to clip off the main die that is used for a backing (angel wing) in the opening of the hot air balloon. I used a piece of striped design paper for the backing, glued it on, then used a variety of colors of "Stickles" matching the strips in the paper. The beauty of it does not show up well in this photo. Next I die cut the Memory Box "Puffy Clouds", sponge lightly around the edges with blue Distress Ink and added to the sky; the small one on the left added with dimensional tape. The hot air balloon was also added with dimensional tape. The sentiment is from the JustRite "Botanical Medallions & Banners" stamp set. It was stamped with Black VersaFine Ink, clear embossed, sponged around the edges with blue ink and attached with dimensional tape.
Cheery Lynn "Hot Air Balloon with Angel Wing" B360
Memory Box, Modern Landscape, 98257
Memory Box, Puffy Clouds, 98172
Memory Box, Typewriter Upper Alphabet Set, 98367
JustRite, Botanical Medallions & Banners stamp set, CR-03710
Black VersaFine Ink
Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder