Tuesday, 29 March 2016

I'm here for you... with JAI #304

  Check out the great inspiration photo for the challenge at Just Add Ink this week.


When I saw this photo I immediately thought of balloons in bright colours. I stamped and punched a large and small balloon of each colour (see list below) then added a layer of Crystal Effects over the top. The Balloon Bouquet punch and Balloon Builders stamp set work so well together and make cards like this super quick to whip up.

The balloons needed to be attached to something - so why not the bike from the free Pedal Pushers stamp set? Even though I still love Crumb Cake I think I may have a new love - Kraft cardstock! It works so well with the Shine On DSP and is a breeze to stamp and colour on.

Here are a few tips for making this card:
  1. Cut around the tops of the clouds and let hang over the top of the card.
  2. Place your card over your envelope when assembling. That will give you a guide as to how much you can overhang elements.
  3. For a stainless steel look on the bike frame colour with a Smokey Slate Stampin' Write Marker and then go over with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.
  4. Use a white gel pen for details such as the seat and handles.
  5. Use the swoosh stamp from the Sheltering Tree stamp set for a shadow on the ground. Crumb Cake ink works well.
  6. Little elements that are meant to go in the basket (like the flowers) also work well by themselves.
  7. Use double layers of Stampin' Dimensionals on some balloons to give depth.

With only have 2 days left to earn free products in the Sale-a-bration catalogue I thought I'd show you a card using one of the versatile sets you can get if you spend $90. Pedal Pusher is such a great set that can be used for so many occasions. I love how you can build up a scene with all of the little stamps that are included.

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  1. Very cute - I love the glossy balloons - I think I am going to have to make something glossy soon. Lovely uplifting card. Chantell JAI

    1. Thanks Chantell. I have phases where everything gets 'glossied'. I am entering that phase again!

  2. Beautiful interpretation of the inspiration pic, Lou. Love that the balloons are lifting up the bike. So fun. Thanks for playing again at JAI this week.
    Di :)

    1. Thanks Di. I had fun creating this card.

  3. Lou this is awesome. Love that little tandem bike and your bright, glossy balloons are fabulous. Lovely to have you share your creation with us at Just Add Ink. x

    1. Thanks Patrice. I am in love with the tandem bike.

  4. Ah this is so fun and filled with colour Lou! I love that wonderful cluster of glossy balloons with the silver clouds peeping out from behind. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

    1. Thanks Kim. It was a great inspiration pic this week.


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