Saturday, May 2, 2015

Balloon Birthday card and ShinHan markers.

Happy Everything stamp set from CTMH.
I first stamped the balloons slightly overlapping them. I also masked off the bottom of the stamp with a scrap piece of paper, because I wanted to draw the strings in later.

As I colored in the overlapping balloons, I also overlapped the colors, as shown.

There was no pattern to the colors I chose.

After all the balloons were colored in, I added the sentiment.

I then hand drew in the balloon strings, being careful to not draw over the sentiment.

Using the chisel tip of the marker I created confetti.

I made the confetti thicker at the top and thinner as it got closer to the bottom. I also made some confetti on the balloons.

These are the completed images before I cut them down and mounted them onto the card.

I used the green marker to create a boarder around the image before matting it on black cardstock.

Here are the completed cards.
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A Happy Hello (Feb SOTM) Birthday card

This card was created using CTMH's A Happy Hello stamp set, which was the stamp of the month in Feb 2015.
I used Lagoon ink to stamp the card, in layers.

I created a mask by stamping on a separate piece of paper and then fussy cutting it, so that all the bumps were exposed. I then stamped my first layer and placed my mask over top of it so that my second layer of stamping would not be overlapped by the first.

This is the mask in place. I just held it as I stamped my other layers, but you could use a repositionable glue, as long as it doesn't leave a residue.

When my first layer was complete, I continued with the second stamp. At this point you could change the color if you wanted to. I chose to leave it the same.

I filled it in the best I could, using the mask again.

With the stamping layers complete, I began to do my pen work with my black marker.

You can do this however you like, or not at all.  I chose to do it rather sloppy, that was a look I felt I could maintain. ;)

drawing in circles around the circles. I made mine bigger to fill in the space.

I then used the stamp set with the circular dashes and black ink for the middles. Once again I used the mask to create that layered look.

I decided to add the sentiment on a separate piece of paper and ink the edges of both the sentiment and the card front.
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