09 April 2017

Getting inky with MFT and SSS

Hi Everyone,

It's been a busy couple of days, and now Easter is fast approaching - are you prepared? I sent all the cards I was meant to a few days ago, and now I just have a bit of shopping & cleaning to do, then I'm mostly done :0) I'm not going mad on decorations in the apartment, as with the Little One it's a bit tricky!

Today's card was made for a family member - a male one, I must add ;o) I feel that it is important to add this piece of information, as if it wasn't for a guy - I would have added lots of sequins and other embellishments! I tried to keep it relatively simple, however, to fit the recipient. 

It's the first time that I've used my recently purchased MFT Big Balloons stencil, and I am loving the results. I think it also helps that I really enjoy getting inky fingers from playing with Distress Inks, hahaha. I inked the balloons onto some Bazzil cardstock (truth be told, I used it by mistake!), and boy was I surprised with the results - the inks blend on that paper marvellously, I had no streaks and no marks from the foam tool whatsoever! I think I have a new favourite paper/ink combo for my Distress Inks - one just needs to remember that it's not watercolour paper, so water splatters need to be somewhat applied in a controlled & not too excessive way :o)

I added some splatters of water mixed with Perfect Pearls here and there, and the sentiment is partially stamped and partially die-cut. Hubby thought that the way the sentiment was hidden and raised was really cool - getting a compliment from him on a card is a big deal, so I'll take it! (we have a completely different taste, so whilst he praises me often for the neatness or design of my cards, he rarely actually likes the images, etc.)

Here it is, hope you like it, too:

I am entering the card into the following challenges:
SSS Monday Challenge - Make a rainbow
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
SSS Work It Wednesday - Spring has sprung (rainbows)
Sugar Pea Designs - Birthday Celebrations
Sugar Pea Designs - Mix it up challenge #30 (colours), SPDMIU30
Have a great week,


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  1. That is a fabulous card. I love those big bright and bold balloons. Impressed with the result of the distress ink blending. I have quite a bit of Bazzill, although it's the stuff with texture, so may not use it for this technique, but it's always good to know other papers I might use as well. Xx

    1. Thanks Ruth! It was a mistake - I wanted to take my Neenah paper, and instead I reached for the Bazzil one... But wow, I tell you, all the imperfections just smoothed out! I was so impressed and surprised :-)

  2. I love this card!! Your balloons are amazing! Thanks for joining us at SugarPea Designs!

  3. Absolutely brilliant Mirella. Just love the rainbow of balloons. Perfection. So happy you joined us this month at SugarPea Designs.


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