Friday, May 1, 2015

Happy Birthday!!

Good morning, did you make it to Friday!? Crazy how quickly the days are going! May is going to run full steam a head...with baseball, basketball, gymnastics....so thankful we've been enjoying great weather!!

Speaking of great weather, I wanted to share this fun card that I made with a new Frantic Stamper die!! Look at that fun Hot Air Balloon! I was thinking it would be fun to make it into a shaker...and I used some really chunky American Crafts glitter to make it shine!!

I started by smooshing some distress inks onto my craft mat and then adding some water. I laid my watercolor paper into the ink and loved the result as it dried!! I stamped my greeting on the bottom of the panel. I cut my hot air balloon from some double sided foam adhesive sheets, then again out of white cardstock. I took the release paper off the front of the balloon and added a transparency, then cut my transparency with scissors and attached the white cardstock to the front of the transparency. I turned the image over and added my glitter, just using a rolled up piece of paper to direct the glitter, so it didn't go everywhere! I VERY slowly pulled off the release paper from the back of the balloon and then took my water colored background and laid it on top of the balloon--so I didn't need to worry about spilling the glitter!

It came together really quickly and I love the result!! I am sure it will bring a smile or two!!? I am linking up today to the Simon Says Stamp challenge--anything goes!!


3 comments:

Annette Allen said...

wow this is fantastic.. awesome designing

Teutza said...

I also love the idea a lot!

cheiron said...

Such a fun card! Love that watercolor background.Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)