I started by cutting my card front. I chose a 4.25in by 5.5in piece of 110 lb. Recollections card stock (from Michaels) and die cut it so it would have a faux stitched rectangle border around the whole piece. I knew I wanted to make the whole scene by coloring it in, so I didn’t want to trim any borders.
Next I stamped my images. I stamped a boy and a girl from the Mama Elephant’s Tiny Heroes set and a ball from the Nursery Deco set. I used a Copic Multi-liner to add the balloon piece at the bottom of the balloon and the strings, so it looked like both of the heroes were holding onto the same balloon.
Next I went to work coloring the scene. Here are the colors I used:
Heroes and Balloon:
After masking off the scene with some rubber cement, I also used some distress ink to blend in the background. I found that the color Tumbled Glass almost matches B00 perfectly! Plus it makes for a very pretty skyline! It also provides a more defined border.
Since I used the MISTI stamping tool, I was able to re-stamp the sentiment with ease using Versamark ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
I finished off the card front by adding some Wink of Stella and Glossy accents to details on the card, such at their stars and the balloon.
Hindsight is 20/20
I hope you had as much fun as I did looking at this card and I hope it encourages you to mix and match some stamps sets you didn’t expect.
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