Monday, June 18, 2018

Hot Air Balloon Birthday card with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Transport it".

How cool would it be if I had a hot air balloon as a means of transport. I've never had the pleasure to been in one before, but would definitely want to experience it once. For now I've got to do it with the stamp from the Remnants set. As far as I'm concerned, it's a classic. But first I started with the background of the card. With various colors of Distress Oxides I started building up the background. After all the layers were dry, I started applying interest with diferent stamps and Distress Oxides and SSS Intense Black Ink.


Then it was time for the hot air balloon. I stamped this on the background and on a separate piece of Heavystock. I colored the balloon with Distress Oxide and a water brush. The Oxides blend nicely with each other and the effect of the ink is also amazing. After I cut out the balloon and made the edges black with a marker, I glued it over the stamped version with SSS Craft Tacky Glue. Along the edges I applied a black water color pencil and spread it with a water brush to give it a nice shadow effect.




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Cath Wilson said...

LOVE the colours you used on this - so bright and adventurous. Great card!

Cath x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandra :-) I love the bright colours and the balloon is fabulous! I have never had a ride in a hot air balloon but this makes me wish I could! Beautiful 💗

Lols x x x

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Sandra. Love the vibrant colors and the beautiful texture you created on the background. :)

Macarena said...

Absolutely LOVELY! The explosion of sweet colors is amazing and I was missing them a bit, lol. It was such a great moment to can watch your video and the process of building this colorful background. I love to watch them!!! Hugs, Marzena.

Stephanie said...

What a super fun bright palette, Sandra! I think it's so perfect for the hot air balloon theme! I love it!!

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Christine said...

Awesome card!

Maura said...

What a delightfully cheery card, Sandra! Love the colorful hot air balloon and your awesome background! hugs, Maura

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card Sandra! I love the bold and bright colors that you used and the balloon looks great on that background.

Emma Williams said...

Beautiful card, Sandra and as always, the background is just stunning and works so well with the balloon image... Hugs :)

Barbara said...

Wow Sandra what a fabulous color palette you used! Love the bright colors and the balloon by Tim is always fantastic! great card! barbara

Kath Stewart said...

love the colours you used on your balloon, it really pops against the background, hugs kath xxx

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

colorful and lovely background!!