The challenge this week over at Just Us Girls is a photo inspiration. Sue gave us this fun photo to work with.
I was happy to see the balloons because I bought this set from MFT to try out a two-tone stamping technique I saw Jennifer McGuire do in this post. (I CASED her card as well!) Mine didn't turn out as good as hers (of course!), but I do like the results. What you do is stamp the balloon in a lighter color then ink the stamp up in another darker color. Before stamping over the balloon again, you remove some of the ink so the balloon will be darker in one area giving it a shadow effect. Once I stamped the balloons, I stamped the trio of stars in white pigment ink. I stamped off on a scrap piece of paper before stamping onto the balloon. The green and white fabric in the photo looked like hexagons, so I pulled out my hexagon cover plate and Bermuda Bay cardstock. I added the strings, bow, and sentiment in Basic Gray ink along with some sequins.
You can see more inspiration on the DT blogs below. This is the last week our guest designer Lee-Anne Cross will be with us. She was a great guest and we loved her designs!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Party Balloons (MFT), Make a Wish (Mama Elephant), Congratulations (PTI)
Paper: Neenah white, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Purely pomegranate and basic gray (SU),;bubble gum pink, tide pool, cornflower, butter bar, fresh peach, and unicorn white (Hero Arts)
Accessories: Hexagon cover plate, Wink of Stella shimmer, dimensional tape, Color Theory sequins