Hello crafters! I’m back today with another card for Whimsy Stamps. I grabbed a fun die with balloons and wondered how I could make it the star of my card and decided to create a border with the die-cut after coloring it in rainbow colors. Curious? Check out the video!
You can see that the trick with lining everything up is simply to die-cut twice: once for the actual part you’ll be using and once a partial die-cut to create the space where you’ll fit in your colored piece. Using some double-sided adhesive sheets will make your crafting much easier as it will save you from having to put adhesive on all the tiny pieces and intricate shapes.
For the blending, I copied once more Laura Bassen by dapping off my blending tool on a scratch piece of paper before taking it to my paper. This helped me to create a soft blend without intense ink splatters. If you’re scatter brained as I am, you’ll want to arrange your Distress Inks in the order you’ll need them so you won’t have to think about the color order while you’re messy inky.
For the finishing touches, I added Perfect Pearls mist onto my die-cut for some gorgeous shimmer, and of course some white gel pen accents to create the illusion of dimensionality (if that isn’t a word, I’m making it one now).
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you got inspired! I’m sending these balloons off to: CAS on Sunday “Balloons”.
I’ve listed the products used for this project below. If possible, I link to Seven Hills Crafts for all European Crafters. Alternative shopping outlets linked to are Amazon US and Simon Says Stamp. Click here to learn more about which companies I am affiliated with.