Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hot Air Balloons Card

Hi everyone! :o)

Today I'm sharing four cards with you, all in separate posts through the day. All my posts are scheduled and will go live every full odd hour, from 3 PM to 9 PM. This is my 4th and last post today. If you missed previous posts, just scroll down or follow direct links herehere and here. :o)

You all know I'm addicted to CAS design. I wanted to step a bit out of my comfort zone and made this mixed media, Hot Air Balloons Card. :o)

I love hot air balloons!! A stamp I used is from super adorable Create a Smile 'Uplifting' stamp set.

I stamped hot air balloons on a watercolor paper panel (I did some masking too) and watercolored them with Distress Inks.

I made masks for all hot air balloons, masked them and heat embossed in clear Devanāgarī Script at a background. Last year, my dear friend Neha from Periwinkle Creations sent me gorgeous Devanāgarī Script stamp. I Love it!! I never used it before. I think it looks amazing as the background on this card. :o)

I watercolored the background with Distress Inks. As it was too bluish, I smeared white acrylic paint here and there.

After drying, I glued the panel on a top folded white card base.

Next up was a sentiment. I used Create a Smile Black Alpha Stickers for word 'Hello' and glued letters directly on the card. A word 'friend' is from Jane's Doodles 'Monster Squad' stamp set. I heat embossed word 'friend' on a black cardstock paper piece, glued 1 mm thick foam tape on the back of it and placed it on the card.

I love adding white highlights to images. I highlighted hot air balloons with white gel pen and uppercase block letters as well.

Lastly, I coated balloons and sand bags with Clear Wink of Stella and my card was finished. :o)

Card dimensions: 95 mm x 127 mm (3 3/4" x 5")

List of supplies:

  • Create a Smile 'Uplifting' stamp set (hot air balloon)
  • Jane's Doodles 'Monster Squad' stamp set (word 'friend')
  • Devanāgarī Scrip stamp (background)
  • white cardstock paper (card base)
  • Koh-i-noor pop Aquarell Watercolor Paper, 250 gms
  • black cardstock paper scrap
  • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder 
    • Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R
    • Clear Gloss, Regular, WA01R
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Mustard Seed
    • Fossilized Amber
    • Twisted Citron
    • Cracked Pistachio
    • Tumbled Glass
    • Broken China
    • Mermaid Lagoon
    • Walnut Stain
    • Ground Espresso
  • Marabu Acrylic Paint (070 White)
  • Uniball Signo White
  • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen S (superfine) 0.4 mm
  • ZIG Wink of Stella Brush (Gl. Clear 999)
  • Create a Smile Alpha Stickers: Black
  • UHU universal glue
  • foam tape 1 mm thick
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • scissors 
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm) 
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  • Marabu rounded fine paintbrush no. #0
  • Marabu flat fine paintbrush no. #6
  • crafting needle
  • powder bag
  • paper towels
  • water

I'm entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Create a Smile, March Challenge: Letters
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge. (GD)
I used Devanagari script stamp in the background, word friend and black letter stickers.

2) Crafty Creations Challenges, Challenge #338 - Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

3) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, Anything Goes
This is my 5th entry to this challenge.

4) The Daily Marker, 7th 30 Day Coloring Challenge
This is my 18th entry to this challenge.
colored: DAY 23

This would be all from me for today. Thank you for visiting and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. Wow! Great use of different medium and LOVE this sweet background!! The hot air baloons are wonderful with the white highlights and the shimmer!

  2. What a gorgeous card. Love the colours you have used and your terrific balloons and background stamp

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  3. Great card. Love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT



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