12 January 2018

Altenew Baby Balloon - Distress Ink blending

Hi Everyone,

Today's card was inspired by the colours of the current Altenew challenge - pinks, oranges and yellows. I really wanted to play with some of my recently won stamp sets, and this time opted for the "Baby Balloon" set. It's nice and versatile, as you don't necessarily need to use the balloons for baby cards - I think hot air balloons are awesome for masculine cards, safe travel kind of cards, standard birthday cards, and many more! 

As you know, I send out most of my cards, hence I like keeping them light and flat enough (especially since we're in Finland, as in Ireland postage prices are a little bit more "card-maker-friendly"). Hence, this one layer card today. 


I used Distress Inks and a stencil I made myself from acetate for the sky. I had to add a few splatters of water here and there (some are just water, some are water mixed with Perfect Pearls). I stamped and heat embossed the balloon image (I finally understand why people like the Liquid Platinum embossing powder so much - the colour is really so cool!), and then lightly went over the entire image with a white Prismacolour pencil, to make it stand out a little bit more... You can't really see it in the pictures, but in real life it gave a really nice effect. 

To finish the card off, I added a sentiment from a different Altenew set (Beautiful Day), and I scattered a few of the gorgeous Honey Bee Confettis here and there... Oh, and before adding any od the embellishments, I also ran my panel through my Big Shot with some of the Lawn Fawn border dies - they don't cut any borders, but they give nice pierced/stitched details - I went for pierced this time, and I really like this additional little detail on the panel. 

A nice and cheerful card, I am pretty happy with the end result! 




I am entering the card into the following challenge:

Have a great weekend,

Mirella

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HoneyBee Stamps: Bokeh Lights Confetti Mix

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08 January 2018

Happy birthday with MFT Bitty Bears

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year! Wow, I can't believe it's 2018 already, I still feel like the big 2000 was just around the corner! I guess time flies when you're having fun ;o)

There's no baby here yet, so I have managed to make a card or two in the first week of the year, however the Finnish weather is making it quite challenging for me to take photos of them! I love taking photos in natural light, and let me tell you - we haven't had much of it recently... And when we do - I try to be out and about and enjoy it whilst I can! 

The card I am sharing today, however, was made with two current MFT challenges in mind, so I had no choice but to finally attempt taking photos of it, and posting about it (it would be a pity to miss the deadline, wouldn't it?). I used both the sketch and the colour inspiration for my card, and whilst I am not totally in love with what I created, I also think that it's not too bad. I am definitely happy enough with it to send it for someone's birthday, and that's already something, right? :o) I am definitely very happy with the bear with the balloon - I like how he "floats" in the air!

Hope you like it. I definitely LOVE the Bitty Bears by Birdie Brown, so I am sure it's not the last time you're going to see these in my feed! 





I am entering the card into the following challenges:
MFT Color Challenge - Challenge 84
MFT Sketch Challenge - Sketch 366
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Something new (the Bitty Bears stamp set)
SSS Monday Challenge - Winter blues
SSS Work it Wednesday - Something new (the Bitty Bears stamp set)

Have a great week,

Mirella


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