Sunday 22 June 2014

Things are looking up...FMS #141

I really liked the look of Freshly Made Sketches' design for this week. It's so nice and squared and "quilty."
 I knew I wanted to use a hot-air balloon or plane image for the focal centre and played around with some stamped clouds for the border sections. But they competed too much (they're going to end up on another card, never fear!), so I went for something more subtle.
I just bought some "amazing acetate" from Paper Wishes. You can stamp, die-cut, heat- and dry-emboss this stuff and it won't warp or shrink.  I started out running some through an embossing folder, but it was TOO subtle. Are you starting to feel like Goldilocks?
So I went with embossing the border pieces in matching card-stock, but high-lighting the embossing with a silver Staz-on ink-pad.  
Here's the "just right" version:
The hot-air balloon (Close to My Heart D1581) was coloured with Distress markers and a water-brush.
Sequins courtesy of Pretty Pink Posh.
This card could work as a graduation or other "moving-on" event.

Have a great week!

Cardstock in White Daisy and Slate, CTMH
Archival black ink, CTMH
Stamp set, D1581, CTMH
Distress Markers, Ranger
Silver Staz-on, Tsuneiko
Stars embossing folder, Provocraft
Sequins, Pretty Pink Posh
Foam tape


  1. I love those embossed pieces, subtle, but not too subtle and love that hot air balloon image!

  2. That hot air balloon image is just fantastic and I love how you've used it in this fab embossed card. Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. Gorgeous...just absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful card and your hot air balloon is amazing.


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