did I mention, that I love my balloon background stamp?
Today I'd like to show you another card I made with it. Jennifer McGuire show the technique I used on her blog last January, and when I saw the video, I instantly knew I wanted to try that with my balloon stamp.
It is best done with a stamping tool like the MISTI, where you can be sure to stamp in the right place every time.
I created a card base from water colour card. Then I stamped the background stamp on masking tape and chose a line of balloons along which to cut. Jennifer used flower stamps, so she didn't need a mask, but since I was using a background stamp, it needed it to create a natural edge.
I lined up the mask with the matching area of the stamp and inked up only the area I wanted stamped. (Make sure you clean your stamp well, before you do that).
Then I stamped the image on the inside of the card and on the card front as well, and heat embossed both images with white embossing powder.
Next I carefully cut off the embossed balloons on the card front. This way the recipient can see the balloons that are stamped on the inside.
I coloured them in reds and yellows with my ZIG markers and added a black sentiment strip and die cut and some matching sequins. The sentiment reads "Today is your Birthday" in German.
With the piece I cut off the front, I created a similar card, which never the less looks completely different.
For this one I chose a black card base and coloured the balloons in blues and teals. I adhered the panel with some foam tape and added the same sentiment (different die though). The first part is heat embossed directly to the card base, and the die cut is coloured with the same colours in an ombre effect.
I especially love this version, I think the colouring on the balloons turned out great and I love the colour scheme. I am amazed at how much the black makes the colours pop...
How about you? Which is your favourite?
Lots of love
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