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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Up, Up & Away!


I thought I would lighten the mood a little with this cheery birthday card (rather than "another" sympathy card).  The images are from the new "Up, Up & Away" stamp set.  It has several different balloons to choose from and different says as well.  Plus, people are already coming up with other creative ways to use the balloons....as flower petals....ornaments.

I wanted to add some extra sparkle with glitter on the balloon.  The problem with using glue and glitter (for me anyway) is that it tends to bleed the ink beneath it since the ink is water soluable.  Instead, I pulled out something from my drawer that I have had for years but never used....a Versamark Pen.  What a brilliant idea!  LOL  I used the pen to apply Versamark ink to just the stripes and then heat embossed them with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  The ink didn't bleed and the glitter stays on...perfect!  I have to admit that my pen was dry, so I made a little "pallette" of Versamark ink and dipped my pen in it to reink.  Here's a close-up:


Here's what I used:

Stamps:
Up, Up & Away

Paper:
Real Red Card Stock
     8-1/2x5-1/2 Card Base
     3-1/8x3-7/8 Layer Behind Stars
Tempting Turquoise Card Stock
     4x5-1/4 for Large Embossed Layer
     1-7/8x3-3/8 Layer Behind Balloon
     Scrap for Strip Across Middle
Whisper White Card Stock
     1-3/4x3-1/4 Layer Behind Balloon
Big Top Birthday DSP
     3x3-3/4 Star Layer

Ink:
Tempting Turquoise Marker
Real Red Marker
Basic Black Marker

Accessories:
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Perfect Details Texturz Plate
Silver Brad
Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder
Versamark Pen
Heat Tool
Paper Piercer
Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!
Beth

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1 comment:

  1. This is such a fun and cheery card! You did an awesome job with the glitter on the balloon! Love it!

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