Ok, show of hands: who’s seen the Pixar movie “Up!”? I love that movie, for so many reasons! And recently I was about to fall asleep when I suddenly saw the design for this card floating through my mind. I jumped out of bed, and, in my PJs, quickly stamped it out at 1am so I wouldn’t forget it over night. Here’s how I colored the project and created that cloud background.
Originally, the house stamp is from a christmas collection, but the only wintery thing is the patch of snow on the chimney and if you just, you know, ignore it, you can use the stamp all year round. When working with rubber stamps, an inexpensive tool like the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig is priceless because it lets you – very easily – line up stamps through which you cannot look! As you can see, I was able to stamp my balloons perfectly so they appear to carry the house.
The images to color were all stamped with My Favorite Things Licorice Hybrid ink, which is perfect for all sorts of techniques. I am currently on a must-use-different-mediums coloring trip and here, I used ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers (watercolor) and Polychromos pencils. The watercolor is great for an initial wash of color, and it makes working with pencils so much easier.
For the clouds, you saw me simply cutting a shape with my scissors from some Post-It tape and then sponging on distress ink. Make sure to only add color right at the masked border to create this effect. And of course, I had to add some white dot detail to finis off the card.
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you got inspired!
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.