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Masked Ink Blending and Glitter Accents

by Jessica Frost-Ballas March 28, 2019 11 Comments

Good morning, Jess here! Have you ever taken a ride in a hot air balloon? I've always wanted to and thought it would be so magical to take a ride at twilight and see the stars come out as you drift along. So, I decided to recreate that feeling in today's card...with a little extra sparkle, of course! ;) 

To start I stamped the balloon and basket from Sky's The Limit Balloons with Intense Black ink on Dove White cardstock. I colored them with Copic markers and then die-cut with the coordinating dies. I also die-cut clouds from the Nesting Clouds and Nesting Cloudy Infinity Dies. I used Precision Glue to add a little liquid adhesive to the top of the clouds and balloon and sprinkled them with Snowfall Glitter. I set those aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the card.

Next I took a panel of Dove White cardstock and masked off a little bit of the left side and a lot of the right side. It left an area about 2/3rds of the panel. I blended Navy, Indigo and Summer Sky ink across the panel and let it dry before splattering it with white paint. I removed the masking paper and let it dry completely. While it was drying I stamped the sentiment onto Pitch Black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder before trimming it down to a thin label. Finally I adhered the clouds, basket, and sentiment with Precision Glue and used foam mounting tape to add my balloon.

I don't even know if it's possible to go for a hot air balloon ride at night but I hope that my card gives you an idea of what it would be like! ;) Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day! 





Jessica Frost-Ballas
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11 Responses

Lagene
Lagene

March 30, 2019

Awesome hot air balloon card, I took a ride once and it was AWESOME!

Teri S.
Teri S.

March 30, 2019

Yes your card does give one the feel of hot air ballooning at twilight. We could pretend it is nearing the end of the ride. lol A friend & I were going to do this for our 50th, but when I found out I had to stand for 1 1/2 hours in the basket, I had to bow out as I’ve lost the fat pads on the bottom of my feet so it just wasn’t possible. So disappointed! But, I still like to imagine all the things I’d see if I was in one when tI see pictures of them. Thanks for the card Jess & I love the colours you used for the balloon & the sky. I’m a “blue” lady. :)

Jenn Zurowski
Jenn Zurowski

March 30, 2019

Stunning card, you do nice work.

Suzanne
Suzanne

March 29, 2019

I love hot air balloons! This is such a great card.

Judy Conklin
Judy Conklin

March 29, 2019

Love this card. I have the perfect friend to send it to. Super!!

Susan Carlson
Susan Carlson

March 29, 2019

Love this card! Gave me some good ideas, thanks!

Henriétte
Henriétte

March 28, 2019

Awesome card Jess, I love the beautiful coloured hot air balloon with the gorgeous background you created. Thank you so much for sharing.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

March 28, 2019

Bright and beautiful :)

Gilda Brooms
Gilda Brooms

March 28, 2019

Absolutely LOVE this card! Colors are stunning!

Kel Berg
Kel Berg

March 28, 2019

really pretty card!

anne hudgens
anne hudgens

March 28, 2019

JESSICA! this is my FAV stamp set ! it is vintage colorful and special to me because I have a bucket list for a ride in one of these! You are so creative with the clouds and the sprinkled glitter! thanks for sharing!